"Judy is an amazing American girl."
Translation:جودي بِنْت أَمْريكِيّة مُمْتازة.
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I'm finding this very difficult to learn. The problem is adjective order. Now in English, you can write a sentence like this as "Judy is an amazing American girl" or "Judy is an American amazing girl": the first is clearly OK, and the second is clearly wrong. There are rules which govern the order of adjectives in English sentences: English speakers know them, and foreigners have to learn them. It is just the same in Arabic. These rules are very difficult to learn by trial and error, because there are, I don't know, about 10 classes of adjectives for each language, and they have to be written in the right order. I like duolingo a lot, but I think I want more help from it here: trial and error isn't working for me. Or I can just go and consult an Arabic grammar. Really quite discouraged here, and for good reason (I know enough linguistics to know that the duolingo method isn't going to work here)
I'm having the same problem with adjective order and I'm never clear whether Duo is saying that its stated adjective order is a) the only acceptable order, b) to be preferred but not compulsory, c) just Duo being random. Unfortunately my faith in Duo's Arabic module has been a little dented by numerous issues with missing audio. Is anyone out there fixing this stuff? On the subject of 'bint', it's fascinating to speculate on the origin of Arabic words that have found their way into English. As an 'old geezer' myself, hailing originally from London England, one would often hear 'bint' used in the 50's and 60's, especially by middle aged and older men, along with 'shufti' ('look' as in 'come take a shufti'). I'm fairly sure these words came back with returning soldiers from WW2 and gained currency for a few decades subsequently.
Just to add that 'bint' wasn't a cussword as I remember, just a very informal usage, like, say, 'chick' in the 70's. It was also highly sexist, in keeping with the times (as in 'did you pull that bint last night?'' or'me and my bint' ). Unlikely to be used by a man to a woman's face, except disrespectfully (as per John Cleese).