Conjugation : the simple past of the verb ((kataba))

((kataba)) means ((he wrote))

I / We

katab-to --- ((I wrote))

katab-naa --- ((we wrote))

Very simple : Radical + to / Radical + naa


katab-ta --- ((you wrote, sing. masc.))

katab-ti --- ((you wrote, sing. fem.))

katab-tomaa --- ((you wrote, plu. two persons))

katab-tom --- ((you wrote, plu. masc. more than two))

katab-tonna --- ((you wrote, plu. fem. more than two))

Notice the presence of the letter ((t)) at the beginning of all suffixes

Notice that the in the plu. the suffixes beginn with ((to))

He / She / It / They

katab-a --- ((he wrote))

katab-at --- ((she wrote))

katab-aa --- ((they wrote, plu. sing. two persons))

katab-ataa --- ((they wrote, plu. fem. two persons))

katab-oo --- ((they wrote, plu. masc. more than two))

katab-na --- ((they wrote, plu. masc. more than two))

I know this is not easy to memorize - We - Arabs - We haven't memorized this easily - our dialects doesn't use all these forms - but - this suffixes are the same for the cojugation of all verbs in the simple past.

A good technic of memorizing - I use it myself - is to write down this list in two columns - Arabic on the left - if you write it in latin characters - like I did - it's easier for you - since you know these characters - English on the wright - then take a piece of paper - cover the English part - read the first line - try to answer - then - discover the first line in the English part to see if you answer was correct - pass to the second line - and so on - until you finish the whole list - then - repeat - till you become able to give 100 percent of correct answers - then - covert the Arabic part - do the same thing - after deux days or three repeat - then - after three or foor days repeat - repreat as much as you want - every repetition fixes things better in your memory.

Don't forget to tell me in the comments how things are going!


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July 22, 2019


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