Why doesn't Duolingo accept my answer written with the keyboard without diacritics (fatha, kasrah, dammah)? This happens to occur randomly. Sometimes it accept it, sometimes not. It seems like this should be fixed.
so, trying to figure out a solution to the original question.
if I want to ask "this friend?" (in the context of "is it THIS friend, and not the other?"), can I try a construction like
"hal al-hada al-s2dyk?" , would that at least be understood?