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"This wall is big."

Translation:هٰذا الْحائِط كَبير.

January 4, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamWhit324102

I keep getting told I have a typo because I do not how to produce الْحائِط on my keyboard. Could someone enlighten me? And it would, of course, be very helpful if Duolingo could explain this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Away54

GrahamWhit324102:

I use Android keyboard app (Gboard), select Arabic, then hold the "." (dot/full stop/period button). The diacritics will be popped up there.

الْحائِط

I hope it also works for you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatieC993112

Thank you. And for the Arabic QWERTY keyboard, the hamza is followed by the letter that will be the "seat" for the hamza, as follows: ؤ = followed by u. ئ = followed by i.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/intekhab1sha

I too facing the same issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara527322

How do we write 'wall' and 'the wall'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Away54

sara527322,

"(a) wall" = Haa2iT(un) حَائِطٌ

"the wall" = 2al-Haa2iT(u) الحَائِطُ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shimon15163

I am very confused by this word "wall". The letters I see are: ح ا د ط (Leaving out the other marks )

The 3rd letter connects to the T, but apparently d is wrong. What other letter connects, with no dots above (n) or below (b)?

To clarify my problem, i see a short i under, and a Hamza over, but I can't figure out what is the letter that is between them.

Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatieC993112

The third letter is not د, which never connects to its following letter. I can't remember the technical name for it, but I think it is just a place holder for the hamza. Perhaps some helpful person will tell us what it is called?

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