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"My neighbor Carrie is amazing."

Translation:جارَتي كَري مُمْتازة.

February 13, 2020



Why is it جارَتي not جارَي?


Because Carrie is a female neighbour. So it's "Jaara(t)" + "i" = jaarati جارة + ي = جارتي

The ta-marboota (ة) becomes a normal ta (تـ), when there is a suffix attached to it.

I we were talking about a male neighbour, it would indeed be Jaari جار + ي = جاري

جاري محمد مشهور My neighbour Mohammed is famous


So Carrie could be a male or a female name?


No, or at least I think its usually a female name. That's why Duolingo here accepts only the female form of "my Neigbour". my female neighbour = جارتي

The male form. "My male neighbour" would be: جاري Which, I think Duolingo does not accept as a correct answer here.

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