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LEARN ARABIC WITH JAWAD - SECOND SERIES - THE PAST CONTINUOUS

The past continuous of ((kataba))

I / We

kon-to a-ktob-o --- ((I was writing))

kon-naa na-ktob-o --- ((We were writing))

You

kon-ta ta-ktob-o --- ((You were writing, sing. masc.))

kon-ti ta-ktob-eena --- ((You were writing, sing. fem))

kon-tomaa ta-ktob-aani --- ((You were writing, plu. two persons))

kon-tom ta-ktob-oona --- ((You were writing, plu. masc. more than two))

kon-tonna - ta-ktob-na --- ((You were writing, plu. fem. more than two))

He / She / It / They

kaan-a ya-ktob-o --- ((He was writing))

kaan-at ta-ktob-o --- ((She was writing))

kaan-aa ya-ktob-aani --- ((they were writing, plu. masc. two persons))

kaan-ataa ta-ktob-aani --- ((they were writing, plu. fem. two persons))

kaan-noo ya-ktob-oona --- ((they were writing, plu. masc. more than two))

kon-na ta-ktob-na --- ((they were writing, plu. fem. more than two))

The past continuous of any verb = the simple past of ((kaana)) + the present of that verb

konto aktobo = I was writing

konto arsomo = I was drawing

konto adroso = I was studying

etc.

Remember : the difference between English and Arabic is that in English ((to be)) is conjugated and ((the verb)) is only in the ing form - while in Arabic ((kana)) is conjugated and ((the verb)) is also conjugated.

July 25, 2019

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