"تَماماً يا زَيْد."

Translation:Absolutely, Zayd.

June 30, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/diobsb

What is the function of yaa in this sentence?

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/M_Alrehaily

To attract someone's attention toward you.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018

It's used as an indicator - think of it as "to". You learn about it in the first skill of the Hawaiian course, where it's said as "e". So you would say "Aloha, e Kawika" which is "Hello to Kawika". That's how I learnt how it works. Please, someone feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken,

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinKrug

It looks like some sort of vocative.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Marion594717

Click on Phrasas and before START click on the lightbulb, there is an explanation: In Arabic, you use the word يا (yaa) before addressing someone. You can think of it as an attention getter, kind of like “hey!” but not as informal.

أَهْلاً يا عُمَر!

Hello, Omar.

شُكْراً يا كَري!

Thank you, Carrie.

July 19, 2019
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