What is that يا?
Yee, it is said before a name to draw attention, sort of like 'hey'.
It's explained in the reference page for this lesson.
The يا means "O"
It is a politer way of calling someone. You say O Maha nit just Maha. The Yaa means O. I hope that helps you
For female names, do you use the ة at the end?
In arabic culture, except for like four really old names, you can tell a person's gender by their name :)
Some male names have it to like : معاوية
Some names have it. Some names don't
Yes, only in adjectives
What's the real pronunciation in spoken arabic? is it syukran or syukron?
I found that in Wiktionary, they put the double slash "an" like this: شُكْرًا, rather like Duo's شُكْراً. Is there one more correct or more common than the other?
Both are used. Maybe the شكرًا is more correct. But the other is more common i think
Thank yoy maha