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Lesson 13 - الدَّرْسُ الثَّالِثَ عَشَرَ

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  • In order to convert a singular feminine noun or adjective to plural the following steps should be taken: The last letter ة of the feminine word is replaced with ات

صَغِيرَةٌ ====== صَغِيرَاتٌ

Small things (feminine) ========== A small thing (feminine)

مَعَ مُدَرِّسَةٍ ====== مَعَ مُدَرِّسَاتٍ

With female teachers ========== With a female teacher

الْمُهَنْدِسَةُ ====== الْمُهَنْدِسَاتُ

The female engineers ========== The female engineer

  • Let’s take some examples to understand this rule:

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A female instructor is in the house

فِي الْبَيْتِ مُعَلِّمَةٌ.

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Female instructors are in the house

فِي الْبَيْتِ مُعَلِّمَاتٌ.

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This female student is hard working

هَذِهِ الطَّالِبَةُ مُجْتَهِدَةٌ.

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These female students are hard working

هَؤُلاءِ الطَّالِبَاتُ مُجْتَهِدَاتٌ.

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I went with a female engineer

ذَهَبْتُ مَعَ مُهَنْدِسَةٍ.

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I went with female engineers

ذَهَبْتُ مَعَ مُهَنْدِسَاتٍ.

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Khalida visited a female scholar

زَارَتْ خَالِدَةُ عَالِمَةً.

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Khalida visited female scholars

زَارَتْ خَالِدَةُ عَالِمَاتٍ.