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"You are a weird woman, Carrie."

Translation:أَنْتِ امْرَأة غَريبة يا كَري.

July 20, 2019


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What is يا؟؟؟ I have taken two semesters of modern standard arabic, and never saw this used.

July 20, 2019


The word يا is a vocative particle. In MSA, when we want to address someone, we have to put this vocative particle before their names. It is similar to O/Oh in old texts in English (e.g. "Oh Lord, give me the strength...")


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