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"كَيْفِك؟"

Translation:How are you?

July 24, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akahayla.

Don't they say, كيف حالك؟

July 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

It should be so actually. Duolingo is using a dialectical expression (this one is used in the Levant, while in Egypt they would say Izzayyak mostly). But the proper Arabic "how are you" is indeed كيف حالك (kayfa h^áluk), speaking to a male, and (kayfa h^áluki) speaking to a female.

July 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_FiX_

I think you can also say كيفَكِ in MSA, right?

July 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_FiX_

A sentence like this is only said by about 10% of Arabs in pure dialect

July 29, 2019
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