Use Equational Sentences in Arabic Language
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Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. Today, we will learn how to form a basic equational sentence in standard Arabic.
The word order of a basic equational sentence is subject-predicate. First we will write the subject, followed by the predicate.
The subject is what the sentence is about.
The predicate provides us with more information about the subject.
We can see on the left side of the board, at the bottom, we've written three English sentences.
The first sentence says, "I am tall". The subject is "I".
The predicate is the rest of the sentence.
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.
The subject of the second sentence is "He".
The predicate of the second sentence is, "is a teacher".
The subject of the third sentence is "the house".
The predicate of the third sentence is, "is big".
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".
We write "ana" as alif, nuun, alif.
We write "tawila" as taa, waaw, yaa, laam, taa marbuuta. This is the feminine ending.
If this was the masculine form, the word would end with laam.
However, since I am a girl, we are adding a the feminine ending.
The second sentence is, "He is a teacher". In Arabic, we would write, "he teacher", which is "huwa madarris".
"Mudarris" is miim, daal, ra doubled, siin. Again, "huwa mudarris" is "He is a teacher".
The third sentence is, "The house is big". "Al bayt" is "the house". "Kabeer" is "big".
"Al bayt" is written "al", then baa, yaa, taa.
"Kabeer" is kaaf, baa, yaa, ra. Again, "al bayt kabeer" is "the house is big".
In each one of these sentences, we can see subject, then predicate.
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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