I wonder how would one say "The day is a long day". Can it be an alternative answer to this exercise? Because that was my answer and it was marked wrong.
In Arabic, you cannot just say "the day"; it's literally impossible. You can say "this/that day", "the beautiful/important/first/... day" or "the day of smth", but not just "the day"
Sorry but you are completely wrong it is related to the maarefe ve nakare in arabic if you know it
Yes, I know. Arabic is my native language. The problem is that when you say just اليوم (without anything), that means today automatically. However, you can say
- This day = هذا اليوم
- That day = ذلك اليوم
- The first day = اليوم الأول
- The day of the war = يوم الحرب ...
Dear you cannot say the day because yaum ha al at the first and it is allyaum so it is reffered to a specific day in arabic any time "al" is added to a noun it is maarefe and it is reffered to a particular thing