Lesson 67 – الدَّرْسُ السَّابِعُ والسِّتُّونَ

The absolute object - الْمَفْعُـولُ الْمُـطْـلَـقُ

Introduction - مُقَدِّمَةٌ

  • This is lesson sixty seven of our free Arabic language course. This Arabic course with images and audios will help you learn Arabic.
  • We are still studying the dispensable parts of the Arabic verbal sentences. We studied the indispensable parts of the Arabic verbal sentences (the active or the passive verb, and the doer or the pro agent) in many lessons. The dispensable parts of the verbal sentence are called (المفاعيل /al mafāξīl/) the objects, and they are originally in the accusative case. We learnt in the previous lesson the direct object (المفعول به), and we will learn in this lesson the absolute object (الْمَفْعُول المُطْلَق /al mafξūl al muŧlaq/) In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing)
  • In this lesson we will study the following:
    What the absolute object is, from what it is formed, what its types are. We will learn that the absolute object is an absolute original noun derived from the same rout of the verb. It represents an absolute repetition of the meaning of the verb but without notion of its time. There are many reasons of mentioning the absolute object in the verbal sentence as follows:

The type of the absolute object

The absolute object






The teacher explained the lesson thoroughly

شَرَحَ الأسْتَاذُ الدَّرْسَ شَرْحًا

/sharaħa al ustādhu ad darsa sharħan/

Showing the number of the action


I threw the ball twice

رَمَيْتُ الكُرَةَ رَمْيَتَيْنِ

/ramaytu al kurata ramyatayni/

Showing the nature of the action

قِرَاءَةَ المُجْتَهِدِ

I read (as) the  reading of the hardworking

قَرَأْتُ قِرَاءَةَ المُجْتَهِدِ

/qara’tu qirâ’ata al muĵtahid/

  • We will also learn the rules and the characteristics of the absolute object.
  • We will study the cases in which the absolute object is omitted, and is replaced by another noun (the pro absolute object)
  • We will also study some absolute objects which their verbs are omitted, in very common expressions.