Lesson 14 - الدَّرْسُ الرَّابِعَ عَشَرَ

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  • We are still in lesson fourteen of our free Arabic language course. This Arabic course with images and audios will help you learn Arabic.
  • In this part of lesson we will learn a new word: بَعْضٌ meaning "some". This Arabic word follows many of the simple grammatical rules already covered - i.e., it takes double /đammah/ when in nominative case, double /fatħah/ when in accusative case and double /kasrah/ when in genitive case.
  • Similarly when it is annexed to a pronoun it takes a single /đammah/ if appearing in nominative case, single /fatħah/ if appearing in accusative case and single /kasrah/ if appearing in genitive case. Lets take some examples for better understanding of this rule:

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Singular

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These women are nurses

Some of them are from Italy and some of them are from France

هَؤُلاءِ النِّسَاءُ مُمَرِّضَاتٌ

بَعْضُهُنَّ مِنْ إِيطَالِيَا وَبَعْضُهُنَّ مِنْ فَرَنْسَا.

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These men are pilgrims

Some of them are from India and some of them are from China

هَؤُلاءِ الرِّجَالُ حُجَّاجٌ

بَعْضُهُمْ مِنَ الْهِنْدِ وَبَعْضُهُمْ مِنَ الصِّيْنِ.

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Those boys are students,

some of them are in the class and some of them are in the play ground

أُولَئِكَ الأَوْلادُ طُلابٌ

بَعْضُهُمْ فِي الْفَصْلِ وَبَعْضُهُمْ فِي الْمَلْعَبِ

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