Lesson 53 – الدَّرْسُ الثَّالِثُ وَالْخَمْسُونَ

The Maqŝūr Noun  الاسـْمُ المَقْصُورُ

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  • Note: there are some Maqŝūr nouns written with a long alif ى (called alif maqŝūrah), which is similar to the long yā' ي but some others are written with a long alif ا (both are the same in pronunciation). Study the following examples:




Maqŝūr nouns

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Mohamed is a strong boy

مُحَمَّدٌ فَتَىً قَوِيٌّ



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Allah created everything from a male and a female

خَلَقَ اللَّهُ كُلَّ شَيْءِ مِنْ زَوْجَيْنِ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى



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Pregnant woman needs constant rest

الْمَرْأَةُ الحُبْلَى تَحْتَاجُ إلَى الرَّاحَةِ الْمُسْتَمِرَّةِ



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This is the building of the British embassy in Pakistan

هَذَا هُوَ مَبْنَى السِّفارَةِ البِرِيطانِيَّةِ في بَاكِسْتان



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The patient was admitted to the hospital

ذَهَبَ المَرِيضُ إلَى المُسْتَشْفَى



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The cow eats at the pasture

البَقَرَةُ تأكُلُ في المَرْعَى



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Home is the family's shelter

البَيْتُ هُوَ مَأْوَى الأُسْرَةِ



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The judge examined the lawsuit

نَظَرَ القاضِي فِي الدَعْوَى



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I live in a house at the outskirts of the city

أَسْكُنُ فِي بَيْتٍ أَقْصَى المَدينَةِ



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My salary is lower than yours

رَاتِبِي أَدْنَى مِنْ رَاتِبِكَ



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President of the republic is the highest post in the country

وَظِيفَةُ الرَّئِيسِ هِي أَعْلَى وَظِيفَةٍ فِي الدَّوْلَةِ



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Higher temperature is thirty

دَرَجَةُ الحَرَارَةِ الكُبْرَى ثَلاثُون



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Lower temperature is twenty

و دَرَجَةُ الحَرَارَةِ الصُّغْرَى عِشْرُون



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