"There is a small book and a big scarf in my bag."

Translation:هُناك كِتاب صَغير وَوِشاح كَبير في شَنْطَتي.

June 28, 2019

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A memorization tip based on grammar: كِتَاب meaning "book" derives from a verbal noun كِتَابَة "writing" from the verbal root كَتَبَ meaning "to write". The active participle (performer of the action) is derived with long a and short i: كَاتِب meaning "writer". Other examples for this pattern are وَلَدَ "to give birth" -- active participle وَالِد "parent, father", وَالِدَة "mother" -- verbal noun وِلَادَة "birth, bring to life" -- وَلَد "boy, child".


One more example تاجِر "merchant, trader" from تجر "to trade", تِجارة "commerce", as noun of place مَتْجَر "store" (compare مَطْبَخ "kitchen", مَكْتَب "writing desk").


Thank you. This is so enlighting


Thanks for your help

İn Arabic grammar this is called الميزان الصرفي which is hard to say it in English (_)

Anyway the standar word in this is the past tense of the verb "do" which is فَعَلَ almost everything comes back to this root ... So this word is our "ميزان" thus comes the name الميزان الصرفي..

And by adding letters to this root we make new words So فعل -» فاعل ( كاتب / تاجر / عامل..) فعل -» مفعل (مكتب / متجر / معمل...) And sonif you memorize the root فعل and its other figures (فاعل مفعول مفعلة فعّالة .....) You will be able to learn a lot of new words from one root verb


I wrote حقيبتي instead of شنطتي and it didn't accept my answer? It was showing it as one of the words for bag


Report it İt should be accepted


"Chanta" is not an MSA word.. Even more confusing when you give mehfadha as an option


The wordحقيبتي is not considered correct here


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Great information. Thanks!


How would one say, There is in my bag a small book and a big scarf? It seems to me that these two sentences are identical because in both cases the small book and the big scarf are in my bag. If we are told to translate in the exact order given, fine. But the contextual accuracy is what is important. Please, an Arabic language expert expound.


In most Duolingo courses, you are supposed to translate in the order given. I haven't run into a course that does it otherwise. It is up to each language's course contributors how they want to handle this but I agree with not allowing people to change the order of lists of things in the translations.


a word is missing n the word bank


I have written correct translation. Pl compare and rectify.

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