Use Equational Sentences in Arabic Language

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    The word order of a basic equational sentence is subject-predicate.
    First we will write the subject, followed by the predicate.
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    The subject is what the sentence is about.
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    The predicate provides us with more information about the subject.
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    We can see on the left side of the board, at the bottom, we've written three English sentences.
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    The first sentence says, "I am tall".
    The subject is "I".
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    The predicate is the rest of the sentence.
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    Remember that there is no word in Arabic for present tense "to be", so while "am" and "is" appear in the English form, they are implied in Arabic.
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    The subject of the second sentence is "He".
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    The predicate of the second sentence is, "is a teacher".
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    The subject of the third sentence is "the house".
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    The predicate of the third sentence is, "is big".
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    Knowing this, to write "I am tall" in Arabic, we will write, "I tall".
    This is pronounced "ana tawila". I will use the feminine form since I am a girl, but the masculine form is "tawil".
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    We write "ana" as alif, nuun, alif.
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    We write "tawila" as taa, waaw, yaa, laam, taa marbuuta.
    This is the feminine ending.
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    If this was the masculine form, the word would end with laam.
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    However, since I am a girl, we are adding a the feminine ending.
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    The second sentence is, "He is a teacher".
    In Arabic, we would write, "he teacher", which is "huwa madarris".
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    "Huwa" is haa, waaw.
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    "Mudarris" is miim, daal, ra doubled, siin.
    Again, "huwa mudarris" is "He is a teacher".
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    The third sentence is, "The house is big".
    "Al bayt" is "the house". "Kabeer" is "big".
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    "Al bayt" is written "al", then baa, yaa, taa.
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    "Kabeer" is kaaf, baa, yaa, ra.
    Again, "al bayt kabeer" is "the house is big".
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    In each one of these sentences, we can see subject, then predicate.
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    This does conclude today's tutorial on how to form a basic equational sentence in standard Arabic.
    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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