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LESSON 2 الدَّرْسُ الثَّانِي

That is.... - ذَلِكَ...

Introduction - مُقَدِّمَةٌ

  • In Part 1 of Lesson 2 we learn the noun ذَلِكَ which means 'That' (called a demonstrative pronoun in grammar). /dhālika/ is used to refer to objects that are further away whereas /hādhā/ is used to refer to objects that are closer. 

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ذَلِكَ نَجْمٌ.

That is a star.

مَا ذَلِكَ؟

What is That?

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هَـٰذَا مَسْجِدٌ وَذلِكَ بَيْتٌ.

This is a mosque and that is a house.

مَا هَـٰذَا وَمَا ذَلِكَ؟

What is this and what is that?

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هَـٰذَا حِصَانٌ وَذلِكَ حِمارٌ.

This is a horse and that is a donkey.

مَا هَـٰذَا وَمَا ذَلِكَ؟

What is this and what is that?

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لا، ذَلِكَ قِطٌ.

No, that is a cat.

أَذَلِكَ كَلْبٌ؟

Is that a dog?

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ذَلِكَ سَرِيرٌ.

That is a bed.

مَا ذَلِكَ؟

What is That?

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هَـٰذَا مُدَرِّسٌ وَذَلِكَ إِمَامٌ.

This is a teacher and that is an imam.

مَنْ هَـٰذَا وَمَنْ ذَلِكَ؟

Who is this and who is that?

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