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What’s wrong with this?

الحنفية في المطبخ مكسورة This sentence is marked as incorrect, I’m struggling to see what’s wrong with it and the “correct “ version looks remarkably similar

March 8, 2020

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

In some sentences they try to teach you the assimilation between a word ending with a vowel and AL. Then there will be two versions of the word almaTbach: ﭐلمطبخ and اَلمطبخ

In your example you would need to choose: ﭐلمطبخ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim767392

Not sure where small comes into it, still can’t see what’s wrong with my attempt, maybe it’s just a Duolingo glitch


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

it should mean the tap in the kitchen is broken is that what it said


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim767392

Yes, that’s the translation but I’ve tried several times to enter the correct Arabic translation and each time it has been marked incorrect. I’ve used the words for tap, kitchen and broken separately in different sentences and, each time, no problem


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim767392

اَلْحَنَفِيّة في اُلْمَطْبَخ مَكْسورة This is starting to wind me up now, I can’t get past this lesson because of this


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

See: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33952151?comment_id=33967199 and https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33299413
The aleif in almaTbach cannot have a dammah or fattah on top of it. If you want to use a diacritic, you should use a waslah. ﭐ or ٱ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolo.ms

In writing we don't even put a waslah.. we put an alef without anything:)

So "waslah" is not an important tone like "fat ha", "damma", "kasra", "sukun", "tanween" and "shadda"...

But yes you shouldn't put an "fatha" or " damma" on the alef


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolo.ms

I'd be happy to help anyone studies Arabic. Just ask me, and I'll do my best.. This is Lama from Saudi Arabia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim767392

Thanks for all the comments, I’ve tried with and without the wasla, I think it’s a Duolingo balls up and I can get round it by using the word bank option

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