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"Mike, is your grandmother a professor?"

Translation:يا مايْك هَل جَدَّتَك أُسْتاذة؟

December 20, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott-OK

I forgot to put يا in front of مايْك and I got it right, but with the above sentence as "another correct solution". We've normally seen the name at the end of a sentence and I always include يا before the name. Is يا optional when the name is at the beginning of a sentence, or did I really get it wrong and DuoLingo was being kind to me?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeremy77208

Im still learning here like you, but it seems like يا is mandatory in fusha. So i guess you got lucky!

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