https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyeEverett715

Salaam (سلام) I came back to Duolingo after a 2 year hiatus for Arabic. No regrets.

I love Arabic! The course is super well-laid-out and the diacritics help me to remember the words when I learn them. I know I won't get to use them in real life but they're very useful when learning. I learned the Arabic script on my own time and how to write it, but never learned the diacritics. It's really fun! ^~^

July 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidNorman3

Wouldn't that read "Slaam" (سلام)? Salaam would look like this: سَلام If you have mac, in order to create the "a", "i", and "u" marks, you just have to click a, i, or u while holding the alt button down.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

for a native speaker it would be understood naturally that it is "salám" سلام - without any marks (diacritics) for short vowels (this is how we write daily) :)

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyeEverett715

Exactly :)

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidNorman3

Thanks!

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyeEverett715

In the real world, you won't get to use the diacritics, so it would just be سلام. You're right if I'm on Duolingo campus though, haha.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidNorman3

Thanks as well!

July 12, 2019
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