"في هٰذِهِ الْصّورة هُناك أَبي وَصَديقهُ بوب."
Translation:In this picture, there is my father and his friend Bob.
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Duo should use "are" to be less confusing....but it is technically correct! The construction for singular nouns can be like "there is my sister and there is her friend" where the second "there is" is implied and dropped in colloquial English.
Most native English speakers I know will use "is" but "are" would of been less confusing here.
It is common in colloquial speech, but still technically incorrect. DuoLingo should accept both "is" and the more correct "are" as answers.
so "in this picture are my father and his friend Bob" is wrong, is it? Infuriating corrections, as usual!!!
You don't usually use "there is" with definite nouns. "In this picture is my father..." should be accepted.
This should be "there are" in English because the verb needs to match the subjects' number, which is plural.
Hello DL why do you use the helping verb "is" in this sentence whereas you used "are " in the previous sentence. This confuses us learners.
I'm trying to understand whether friend can show masculine and feminine as professor does. Her friend is صديقتها and his friend is صديقته. If this were his friend Bob or his friend Mary, would صديقته be pronounced or written differently?
Yes, without any suffixes, friend is "صديق" (masculine) and "صديقة" (feminine). The "ة" that makes it feminine becomes a "ت" if any suffixes are added. Its (ة) name is "ta marbuta", which hints that it's related to "ta" (ت). Therefore, his male friend = "صديقه", his female friend = "صديقته", her male friend = "صديقها", and her female friend = "صديقتها".
In this case, you need "there is," since the word "هُناك" means there is/are. In other cases without "هُناك," you might include "there is" as it is implied, but it is explicit in this sentence. (Technically, in English it should be "there are" since it is plural, but you will often hear "there is" in common speech.)
I have a question. Who is Bob? Is bob the friend of the talker's father? Or Bob, he is a people who listen to people who talk?
Bob is "his friend", and him is "my father", so Bob is "my" father's friend.
By mistake i wrote "with" instead of "and" but in this context would mean the same, wouldn't it?
In this picture there is my father and his friend Bob sure correct you say wrong why?!!!!