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"Mike, is Rania your grandmother?"

Translation:يا مايْك هَل رانْيا جَدَّتَك؟

July 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cypher922476

Why is هل جدتك رانيا wrong ?


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Even though your sentence here somewhat acceptable (more in the dialect realm rather than standard Arabic), but the logical order follows the sentence above. Because we are asking about "Rania" herself and her relation to Mike.
It's like in English, in such situation, you might rather say "Rania is your grandmother" than "your grandmother is Rania"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleDa878143

The sentence begins with getting Mike's attention. That has to stay the first thing in Arabic, as well.


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