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Negation in arabic (2)

الآن - ليس الآن

al-2aan - laysa l-2aan

now - not now

هنا - ليس هنا

honaa - laysa hona

here - not here

هكذا - ليس هكذا

haakadhaa - laysa haakadhaa

like this - not like this

هذا - ليس هذا

haadhaa - laysa haadhaa

الجو بارد - ليس الجو باردا = الجو ليس باردا

al-jawwo baaridon - laysa l-jawwo baaridan = al-jawwo laysa baaridan

it is cold - it is not cold

اللعب مجرد متعة بسيطة - ليس اللعب مجرد متعة بسيطة = اللعب ليس مجرد متعة بسيطة

alla3ibo mojarrado mot3atin basiiTatin -alla3ibo laysa mojarrada mot3atin basiiTatin

playing is just a simple amusement - playing is not just a simple amusement

January 22, 2020

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fazliddin671796

So laysa means not, but I didn't understand the other words well.


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

Not exactly "not" but only when you are negating a state of being rather than negating a verb. And it is conjugated according to the subject that "is not so and so" لستُ لسنا لستَ لستِ لستما لستم لستنّ ليس ليست ليسا ليستا ليسوا لسن

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