"Your neighbor Omar is a doctor, Rania."

Translation:جارِك عُمَر دُكْتور يا رانْيا.

June 26, 2019



Is "ya" necessary to form the vocative, or can it be left out? Will Rania know I'm addressing her if I just say "Rania" and not "ya Rania"?

June 26, 2019


in most cases it is necessary in standard Arabic. In this case if it is left out it would read: جارك عمر دكتور رانيا

An Arab would hear that as: Your neighbor Omar is Rania's doctor.

July 14, 2019
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