"a weird thing"

Translation:شَيْء غَريب

August 22, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendya1

can someone explain the spelling of the word for thing? Are there two letters and a hamza?

August 22, 2019

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

Yes, two letters and a hamza:

ش

ي

ء

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).

August 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendya1

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.

August 22, 2019

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

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 :)

August 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendya1

Wow. Amazing effort on your part. Hope we meet again.:)

August 22, 2019

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

hopefully :) I'm around anyway if I'm not sleeping ;)

August 22, 2019

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

awesomeness, TJ. Av a lingot.

September 5, 2019

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

شكرا :)

September 5, 2019
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