I'm wondering why there is no nominative ending to Omar. Mayby it's been explained elsewhere and I missed it?
Duolingo is using a mix of MSA and dialect in these lessons. Sometimes they include nunation in their sentences, other times they do not.
Case endings are not used in spoken modern Arabic. Even in the written form they are not indicated, in an informal text.
Suriaa ...not syria?
Yes in Arabic it is suriaa
there is no "is". please tell me why ?
Arabic does not use the verb "to be" (am, is, are) in the present tense, but, of course, we use it in English.
is it not enough to just interpret "from", not "is from"?
No. English, unlike Arabic, needs to have a verb in all its sentences.
Why is it Omar and not Umar