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Lesson 85 – الدَّرْسُ الخامِسُ والثَّمانون

The style of praise and blame - أُسْلُوبُ الْمَدْحِ وَالذَّمِّ

The verbs of praise – أَفْعالُ الْمَدْحِ

  • There are two verbs specific to the praise in Arabic as follows:
  • (نِعْمَ) what an excellent..!!
  • Consider the following examples:

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What an excellent work, to help the poor!!

نِعْمَ الْعَمَلُ مُسَاعَدَةُ الْفُقَرَاءِ

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What a good gain, the legitimate gain

نِعْمَ الْكَسْبُ الْكَسْبُ الْحَلالُ

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What an excellent man, is that who eats from the outcome of his handwork

نِعْمَ الرَّجُلُ الَّذِي يَأْكُلُ مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهِ

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What an excellent manager, who helps the employees

نِعْمَ الْمُدِيرُ مَنْ يُسَاعِدُ الْمُوَظَّفِينَ

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What an excellent worker, who perfect his work

نِعْمَ الْعامِلُ الَّذِي يُتْقِنُ عَمَلَهُ

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What excellent employees are those.

نِعْمَ مُوَظَّفُو الشَّرِكَةِ هَؤُلاءِ

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What an excellent school manager, is Adel.

نِعْمَ مُدِيرُ الْمَدْرَسَةِ عادِلٌ

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What an excellent government, which respects its people

نِعْمَ حُكُومَةٌ الَّتِي تَحْتَرِمُ شَعْبَهَا

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What a good student is Ibrahim

نِعْمَ طَالِبٌ إِبْرَاهِيمُ

a-    The verb (حَبَّ) which means to be lovely or beloved.

b-    The demonstrative (ذا) which is a part of the well-known demonstrative noun (هَذا). The demonstrative in this structure is the doer of the verb (حَبَّ).

c-    The specified  noun which is meant by praise. It can be in the nominative or in the accusative case, as we will study in detail in the following parts of this lesson.

  • Consider the following examples:

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How good is the truthfulness!!

حَبَّذَا الصِّدْقُ

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How good is to help the poor

حَبَّذَا مُسَاعَدَةُ الْفُقَرَاءِ

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How lovely is to see the birds between trees

حَبَّذَا مُشاهَدَةُ الطُّيُورِ بَيْنَ الأَشْجارِ

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How lovely is the life in the village!!

حَبَّذَا الْحَياةُ فِي الْقَرْيَةِ

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How a good work is to make the prayer in its proper time

حَبَّذَا عَمَلٌ الصَّلاةُ عَلَى وَقْتِها