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"اَلْعِراق مَكان تاريخِيّ."

Translation:Iraq is a historic place.

August 16, 2019

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

Iraq is a hitoric place*

August 16, 2019

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

what's the difference in your sentence?

August 16, 2019

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

'An historic...' is wrong. It's 'a historic.. '

August 17, 2019

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

yeah it says "a historic" above.

August 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julkon5

In the exercise it says i have a typo and the correct is AN historic ! )))))))))

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyarpy
  • 1383

Some dialects of English put "an" before "historic". I'm from Chicago and I do (though I'll admit it's a little rare here).

September 20, 2019

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

good to know, is it just for this word? or any word that starts with H?

September 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyarpy
  • 1383

Aside from the obvious ones like hour, herb, etc., this is the only one I can think of. E.g., I'd never say "This book is an history of Egypt." But "historic" gets the "an" and the "h" becomes silent.

Maybe it has something to do with the accent being on the second syllable of "historic" but not of "history"?

September 23, 2019

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

I got it, thanks a lot.

September 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knee.heel

A historical.

September 20, 2019

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

It must be a historic, not an historic

October 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyarpy
  • 1383

I'm a native English speaker who says "an historic".

October 3, 2019
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