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"رانْيا امْرَأة عَرَبِيّة ذَكِيّة."

Translation:Rania is a smart Arab woman.

July 27, 2019


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Why do they pronounce "tun" at the end but don't write it?

July 27, 2019


Actually it is supposed to be written but knowing Duolingo so far, there are lot of mistakes (specially in the text-to-speech machine). This -un you hear is actually a vowel on its own and given by the sign ـٌ or sometimes as ـُُ. It is called Tanwin, or Nunation in English. Older extinct languages like Akkadian, had something similar but called Mimation (-um). This vowel plays great part in many things but anyway for the time being you can consider it as a sign for indefinite noun (i.e. it is somehow similar to a/an in English). For this reason, you cannot put the (AL) -the definite article in Arabic- with Tanwin in a single word; They don't fit together.

July 27, 2019


Is the second word "aamraa2" or "imraa2"? It's written like former but pronounced like latter.

October 10, 2019


imra2ah (the ending changes to -tun because of adding a vowel to ta-marbúta).
The Alif in the beginning is called Hamzat-Wassl and this one has no ء

They should have added Kasrah below Alif but well, the usual with Duolingo.

October 10, 2019
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