"There is a short book."

Translation:هُناك كِتاب قَصير.

June 28, 2019

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Short language hint: the adjective form قصير is related to other word forms associated with shortness, like قَصُرَ "be(come) short", قَصَرَ "to fall short". Doubling the middle consonsant derives a causative or intensifying verbal stem, thus قَصَّرَ "cause s.th. to be(come) short, to shorten". Similar: كَتَّبَ "to cause ro write", بَشَّرَ "to bring good news", خَبَّرَ "to let s.o. know, to notify".

June 28, 2019
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