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Arabic Word of the Day 42#

!عيد مبارك :D Today we're going to go through how to change a verb so that we're talking about others! Don't worry, this shouldn't be too complicated ;p Let's begin! :

So first, list out as many Arabic verbs that you can remember [...] Here, let me help you! Here are a few examples we will use today:

أحب = "Uh^ib" = I like/love

أذهب = "Ath'hab" = I go

أغني = "Ughanee" = I sing

In Arabic there are no infinitive form to verbs. Infinitive verbs are usually represented using the singular masculine past tense. Leave that fact behind as we'll cross the bridge when we get to it ;p

All the verbs we've learnt so far are about ourselves. So how do we change them into "he likes" or "he goes" for example?

Rule: Take off the "alif" (أ ) at the beginning of the word, and swap it with "yaa" (ي).

Why? Because the 'alif' at the beginning of a verb tells us it's about "I" (ourself). The 'yaa' at the beginning of a verb tells us it's about "he".

أحب = “Uh^ib”= I like/love => يحب = “Yuh^ib”= He likes

أذهب = “Ath'hab”= I go => يذهب = “Yath'hab”= He goes

أغني = “Ughanee” = I sing => يغني = “Yughanee” = He sings

Done!

So, what if they are an awesome girl? How do we say “she likes”?

Rule: Take off the “alif” at the beginning of the word and swap it with “taa”( ت)

Why? Because “alif” at the beginning is “I”, “Yaa” at the beginning is “he” and “Taa” at the beginning is “she”.

أحب = "Uh^ib" = I like/love => تحب = “Tuh^ib”= She likes/loves

أذهب = "Ath'hab" = I go => تذهب = “Tath'hab”= She goes

أغني = "Ughanee" = I sing => تغني = “Tughanee”= She sings

Done!

So let us make a few sentences:

لجين تذهب إلى المدرسة = “Lujayn tath'hab ila almadrasa”= Lujayn goes to school

هو لا يحب التاريخ = “Huwa laa yuh^ib altaareekh”= He does not like History – “huwa”is optional just like “anaa” is optional. Remember “huwa” means “he”.

وسيم يقرأ و هند ترسم = “Waseem yaq^ra’wa Hind tarsum”= Waseem reads and Hind draws.

Ok that is enough learning for today! Tomorrow we will go through how to change to “you” and “we” CYA! ;)

Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof reading, Suggestions, Improvements please comment below! Have a Nice Evening! عيد مبارك للجميع ;D

*سوسو تأكل الفطر = "Sousou ta'kul alfut^r" = [have a go translating this!] ;p

June 4, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Yaasss! I'm the first to comment today! nvm... Thanks a lot for today's lesson! And I'll leave the translating task upto Sousou ;p. Also,

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Lingots for coming first catch them! ;D Ah stole my idea only because my laptop is coocoo I can't post pics ;p Oh well... Maybe another smash on the wall will remind it how to behave! XD

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Thanks again!

I can't post pics

Why? Doesn't it let you browse for pics?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

No, it just won't post them ;p I don't care really as long as I can make these ;p :L ;D :D @ _ @ ^ _ ^ :#) B) faces ;pppp

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Same here XD! Maybe you might be entering the wrong brackets while posting them (I used to interchange [] and () a lot in the beginning, and but now I've by hearted it: ) ^_^

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Hey!! Is this a battle on who can give the most lingots to the other? ;p Ssttopp!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Heyy Nice lesson. Here's a lingot because i'm feeling generous today. Eid Mubarak! How's your Eid going? :)

June 4, 2019

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عيد مبارك Here, catch some lingots too! Meh, it's Ok I guess [mainly cus I got to miss school ;p] But tbh it was dead. The whole family sitting and staring into different corners of the room isn't the coolest celebration :o How did yours go? Surely it was better than mine :)

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Mine was horrible compared to yours. My siblings left for a funfair at 8:30 so I had time to get myself ready and left at 10:30. I went on a few rides and at 2:00, it was raining and cold and I was so hungry. We ate and it was still raining. My crazy siblings and cousins too were pleading the adults to stay more but by around 5, our parents had enough and we went home soaking. My mum and two of my siblings caught the bus and haven't come back. God knows what happened to them.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

;p Hehe don't worry, buses in England always come 1h late ;D I know this from the experience of waiting for a bus, then 10 buses come 1h late and I've got 1h detention after school [thanks bus driver!] ;p

Usually we have so much food, but this time there was basically nothing on the table. We just sat... and that's it. It's not like I have relatives in England so yeah. We sat as a family of 4 until my sister came home from school [cus she has exams but they let her go after the exam]. And then we were a family of 5 each looking at a separate wall XD [and the roof as the fifth one]. On the other hand there was a sea of Asians outside! Lucky they have each other! They were chatting and everything bruv I wanted to join them! ;p

June 4, 2019

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I know I hate buses. The reason why I can't get to school fast enough is because of the bus. I wonder if the school called the bus company people to tell them for the bus to arrive very late so they can give out detentions. For them, it's a hobby.

Actually, on the bus there was a group of desis(still don't know whether they're Pakistani, Indian or Bengali) upstairs(I was downstairs cause I didn't want to make the effort to go up) and they hit the bell. Its was a never ending line of them. I was like WOAH(in my head of course). The bus then drove straight and there were loads more desis walking all to the same place. I see them do that every single Eid.

You don't have relatives in England? I've got millions I don't know about. I met one today. I've got a few cousins at school. A few months ago, I was in the car with my dad(I was in the backseat) and he stops at a red light and there's a bus stop right by it. A random teenage boy sticks his hand in through the front window and gives my dad a handshake. I didn't even know who he was and I was sooooo confused. Still am.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Lol I don't even know even a 5th of my family ;p I know one family of two kids [they're my cousins] and they used to live in England in another city and we visited a few times but they've left ages ago (and anyways, they're much older than I am). Actually at the moment, I have a cousin in England, but they're a boy first of all, and they're studying Medicine so they're way older than me, and I don't even know their name, I've never seen them in my life, and... tbh they're not from the nicest family I know so... ;D Nvm them!

Other than that we've always been lonely :'( You're lucky to have so much relatives all around you! I mean for a beginning, I'm always that odd one out in school' there's literally no-one from the same country as me [except for my siblings!] and for some reason, on the first day of school ppl from the same country hang about together [so I turn around like... Any Mediterranean in the room? Rejected.] ... But after the first week they start mixing ;p I remember in my primary 60% were Pakistani, 39.9% were Somali, and 0.1% were English... The rest of us didn't count as a percentage XD

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

'I remember in my primary 60% were Pakistani, 39.9% were Somali, and 0.1% were English... The rest of us didn't count as a percentage XD'

Ouch that must have hurt. Not being able to find someone that comes from the same country as you. There were only 3 other kids in my primary class that were.....................(you guess where I come from ;p) so I was fine but that was only 10% of the actual class. In my secondary class half the class is where I'm from and the rest are Pakistani and Arab.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Ah Lol now it's my turn to guess! Hmmm... Well for a beginning you're not Arabic so I can tick that off! ;p Not Pakistani, not Bengali, not Indian, probably not Somali... but you're Muslim so it's got to be Asian or African... [I know such a stereotype! XD But it's most likely... especially with a name like Ruwayda]

Malaysia? Indonesia? Sri lanka? :o Tell me if I'm hot or cold at least ;p

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

You're freezing.

Here's a clue: I'm not from anywhere in Asia.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

:O Okk hmmm are you Turkish? :D

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Nope.... Still freezing :p

Clue: I'm from Africa.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Yeah touch it! Okk hmm Nigeria? Somalia? Sudan? [although they speak Arabic] ... S Africa? :o Mauritania? Djibouti? Zimbabwe? Madagascar [that would be epic!]... Ok I'm just guessing every country now Lol my main two guesses are Nigeria and Somalia ;p Cus those are probably the most common in England

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

One of your main guesses are correct.

Now time for me to guess where you're from. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... You're either from North Africa or the Middle East because you speak Arabic. That's my guess, I guess.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

You're Somali I guess? :o

Lol there's no need to guess me, I already gave it away a few times now! ;p Obviously your guess is warm so far... [sorry for replying late, I forgot this post existed :P ]

June 6, 2019
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