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"هِيَّ دُكْتورة مِن أَمْسْتِرْدام."

Translation:She is a doctor from Amsterdam.

August 14, 2019



I suggest Duolingo should have a lesson on the suffixes "un," "an" and "in." As the lessons get more complex it does cause a bit of confusion. That seems to be the complaint on many of the comment sections too.


Actually, for a beginning lesson, "an", "in" and "un" (tanwin) should be explained first.

But, perhaps, the Duo course is for practical conversations as many Arabic-speakers often omit the "an", "in", and "un".


Am i crazy or does the narrator use the suffix "ton/tawn" randomly after every other word?

This is screwing with my head. Its making me feel like I must have missed something universally critical


So the word "doctoratun" is because of the word "ة" at the end. The ة when comes between words becomes "tun/tah etc" depending on the small lines above (tan) or below (tin) tiny curve above (tun) but when "ة" is at the end is is like "ه "kind of like nothing or a light "hh"


Idk if this helped or not. And yes this is valid 3000 cus I am muslim and urdu speaker ^_^ so I have been reading Arabic since childhood in Quran ♡


I need to know how to convert masculine to feminine and arrange those in sentences in syntax.


Almost all feminine nouns and adjectives have the symbol "taa marbuuTa/ة", which sounds like "ah", as a suffix. So, if you see that symbol at the end of a word, you know it is feminine. As for syntax, adjectives follow the nouns they modify.


How do i understand if the sentence is refering to a "he" or a "she"?



For the sentence above, firstly - you can check if the sentence is referring to the "he" or "she" by the "hiya" or "huwa".

هِيَ : she

هُو : he

If the word is hiya, it's always referred to the feminine gender (ie. she). If the word is huwa, it's always masculine (he).

Secondly, you check the next word. We see that the word "duktuur" دكتور is using "ta marbuTha" ة -> "duktuura".


This also indicates the feminine gender (ie. she).

Note: we cannot generalise that the "ta marbuTa" is a feminine sign in all cases or sentences.


هوMeans he هي means she


It's hard to remember that "hea" means she


Idk when you posted this. But i am urdu speaker. Which is very similar to arabic speakers. So always remeber that for female "ة" [yah] is added at the end of a word ^_^ e.g. hua( هو ) female will become heea (هي)


In hebrew heea also means she and im hebrew speaking


Remember that in Spanish she means ella. For me, as a native spanish speaker from Perú, is easy to remember some words.

(Sp) - (Ar) ELLA - HIYA [ هَيَّ ]


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