هذا حمام جدید
This is a new bathroom.
هذا الحمام جدید
This bathroom is new.
how would you say "this new bathroom"?
I'm sorry. I don't understand the difference, or how the difference in adding the al is grammatically significant. This is a major weakness with duolingo. More explanation is needed for this, please.
Why can't it be written as "This bathroom is new"??????
Why always literal translation is required??
"Al" is a definite article. When you are using "this" you are indicating a defined phenomenon. So, the word following "this" must have a definite article which in Arabic is "Al" (الـ).