Whats the difference between "the professor is smart" and "the smart professor"? Are both the same in arabic?
As far as i know, "the smart professor" would need to have ال in front of the adjective as well (adjectives have to agree in definiteness if they are grouped with a noun): اَلْأُسْتاذ الْذَكِيّ
No, both are not the same at all.
The professor is smart = الأستاذ ذكي In Arabic, this sentence is already completed because we have subject(الأستاذ) and predicate(ذكي).
The smart professor = الأستاذ الذكي.... Unfortunately, this sentence is not complete yet. That's why i put "...."
It's pretty confusing. Let me know if you don't understand. Thank you.