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Spelling vs how it sounds (need help)

Hello. I've heard that arabic sounds like it's spelled. But Duolingo audio phrases always have more "in between words" sounds.

Exemple: Thank you is pronounced "shakrun jazilaan" but it is spelled shkraa jzilaa

Why is there an N at the end of the pronounced version. I can understand the invincible vowels that naturally comes when speaking, but not the N part. Thank you for help

June 30, 2019

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Those N sounds aren't another word.

So basically let's look at your example: شكرا جزيلا Shukran jazeelan

Those -an sounds are from the alif at the end of the words. Both these alifs have a vowel called tanween which makes the -an sounds. ^-^

June 30, 2019
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