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"لَيْسَ هُناك مَشْروب."

Translation:There is no drink.

September 18, 2019



I keep hearing an [a] sound in different exercises between هُناك and the following word, but it's not written. Is this a common pronunciation? Or is it maybe the inclusion of an article like ال?

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Yep it is (Hunáka) هُناكَ
But not sure why Duolingo don't put that down. Anyway, in our daily writing and typing we don't use diacritics much and this word specifically does not change its ending according to the grammatical status, so it is always hunáka.


Is the final -a silent at the end of a sentence, as with other words?


How would you say..... There is nothing to drink

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That would be:
لا يوجد شيء يُشرب (lá yújadu šay'un yušrab)
لا شيء للشرب (lá šay'a lil-šurb)

and probably there are more ways to express the same idea - this is just what occurred to me at the moment right now.

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