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Lesson 17 - الدَّرْسُ السَّابِعَ عَشَرَ

Introduction – مُقَدِّمَةٌ

  • In this lesson we will learn the following things, In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing):
    • We will learn that there are two groups or types of noun in Arabic that are treated differently - Rational and Irrational nouns. We will learn how to distinguish the type of a given noun:

English

Transliteration

Arabic

A student

/ŧâlibun/

طَالِبٌ

الْمُفْرَدُ

عَاقِلٌ
(Rational)

Students

/Ŧullābun/

طُلابٌ

الْجَمْعُ

A book

/Kitābun/

كِتَابٌ

الْمُفْرَدُ

غَيْرُ عَاقِلٍ
(Irrational)

Books

/Kutubun/

كُتُبٌ

الْجَمْعُ

    • We will learn a new pattern of the broken plural:

Plural

Pattern

Singular

مَسَاجِدُ

(Mosques)

مَفَاعِلُ

مَسْجِدٌ

(A mosque)