"a weird thing"
can someone explain the spelling of the word for thing? Are there two letters and a hamza?
Yes, two letters and a hamza:
The last hamza is drawn on the line and not on top of the letter ي before it (don't worry, even natives do this mistake). Pronunciation: šay2 (2 is for hamza, or glottal stop that is).
Thank you very much. I am starting to use a different website to get a clearer understanding of the letters and their 4 forms. I think it is strange that there are still some letters we haven't learned. I am enjoying the studying alot just wish it were a bit more organized.
yeah tell me about it... it is even a mix between dialects and proper (or MSA) Arabic. I don't work for Duolingo but I'm trying as much as i can to corrct things for people here :)
best of luck :)