Use Negation in Arabic Language

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    The word for "to not be" is pronounced "laysa".
    "Laysa" has a form for each person. We will go through it for "ana", which is "I", for "anta", which is "you" masculine, for "anti", which is "you" feminine, for "huwa", which is "he", for "hiya", which is "she", for "nahnu", which is "we", for "antum", which is "you" plural masculine, for "antunna", which is "you" plural feminine, for "hum", which is "they" masculine, and for "hunna", which is "they" feminine.
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    To conjugate "laysa" for "I", which is "ana", we will say, "lastu".
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    For "you" masculine, it is "lasta".
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    For "you" feminine, it is "last".
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    For "huwa", it is the same as "laysa".
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    For "hiya", or "she", it is "laysat".
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    For "nahnu", or "we", it is "lasna".
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    For "antum", it is "lastum".
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    For "antunna", it is "lastunna".
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    For "hum", it is "laysuu".
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    For "hunna", or "they" feminine, it is "lasna".
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    Below these conjugations, we have two sentences.
    We will demonstrate how to use "laysa" in a sentence by first giving the positive statement, "He is tall".
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    We will need to use "huwa", which is the word for "he".
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    The word for "tall" is "taweel".
    It is spelled taa, waaw, yaa, laam. "Huwa taweel" is "He is tall".
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    If we want to change that and say, "He is not tall", we need the form of "laysa" for the subject "he".
    Since "he" is "huwa", we need to use "laysa". We can substitute "laysa" for "huwa".
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    "Laysa taweel" is "He is not tall".
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    "Huwa" is implied in "laysa" since that is the person marker for this form of the verb, so we do not need to use "huwa" when negating the sentence.
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    This does conclude today's tutorial on how to negate a sentence using the Arabic word for "to not be".
    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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