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"لَيْسَ عِنْدي قَلَم."

Translation:I do not have a pen.

January 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jss.___

قَلَم sounds like Latin calamus, which also means pen (and cane or reed).


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

Well spottted! =) They actually are related. The general agreement is that قلم comes from Greek κάλαμος but some scholars say the origin might be in Ge'ez.


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

Shouldn't "I have no pen" be accepted?

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