"Omar has an Omani door."

Translation:عِنْد عُمَر باب عُمانِيّ.

July 3, 2019

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In this type of excercises it would be nice to hear the pronuntiation once the answer has been selected.


3ind 3umar baab 3umaaniyy.


My throat hurts after so many 3a sounds xD


Yes, HiMeCriss. But in the audio the 3 is hardly pronounced at all. I'd like to know how live Arabs say it.


Actually I think it's fun 3 is a good practice for our voice;)


How exactly is 3a and 2a pronounced?


2a is just a vowel following a glottal stop, so it should be just like starting a vowel from silence (ie. like the a in arm, and the e in exit) - or at least that's how I was taught.

It's a little more complicated when ء is in the middle of a word. You should just try to close your throat, and afterwards you pronounce the vowel.

3a I would describe like moaning with your throat closed.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please.


What does that first word in every sentence mean?


Literally, something like 'at' but it also denotes an ownership - literally 'At Omar an Omani door'


does the noun always go before the adjective


Does ladhaya also mean has in arabic?


Yes, but I am still anxiously waiting to see whether the same sort of 'having' is denoted by both forms. Does one use the same form or forms in Arabic to express I have a car , I have a headache and I have a hand/brain/soul? (Alienable vs. Inalienable Possession)


I keep getting messages I have a typo, but I have the right letters, just without the marks above them. How do we add those?


On the keyboard I am using, the diacritics (the marks) are situated on the first and second row. They can be typed by holding Shift key. The diacritic for doubling a consonant ( ّ ) is found in the top left corner, also hold Shift key to type it. See also picture of keyboard here: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/15/3c/d4153c8f8caa2a3d60e3f26f0b5c6d08.png


Duolingo on the computer is not showing the correct forms of the letters at the beginning/middle of words. It always shows the form at the end. This is confusing. Is it some sort of technical limitation?


But I would more prefer if the placement of the words is made clear in different sentences

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