Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arabic Tenses

REMINDER
aa              long    a
ee              long     i
oo             long     u

PRESENT SIMPLE / CONTINUOUS

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anaa  aktubu     I write   /  I am writing   anaa  laa aktubu    I don’t write / I’m not writing

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anta  taktubu     you write   /  you are writing   anta  laa taktubu    you don’t write / you’re  not writing   sing masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anti  taktubeena     you write   /  you are writing   anti  laa taktubeena   you don’t write / you’re  not writing    sing  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

huwa  yaktubu     he writes   /  he’s  writing   huwa  laa yaktubu     he doesn’t write / he’s not writing 

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hiya  taktubu     she writes   /  she’s writing   hiya  laa taktubu    I don’t write / I’m not writing

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antumaa   taktubaani     you write   /  you’re  writing   antumaa  laa taktubaani    you don’t write / you’re not writing  dual  fem / masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa   yaktubaani     they write   /  they’re  writing   humaa  laa yaktubaani    they don’t write / they’re not writing   dual  masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa  taktubaani    they write   /  they’re  writing   humaa  laa taktubaani    they  don’t write / they’re not writing  dual  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

nahnu  naktubu     we write   /  we are writing   nahnu  laa naktubu    we don’t write / we’re  not writing

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antum  taktuboona    you write   /  you are writing   antum  laa taktuboona    you don’t write / you’re not writing  plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antunna  taktubna     you write   /  you are writing   antnna  laa taktubna    you don’t write / you not writing        plur  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hum  yaktuboona     they write   /  they  are writing   hum  laa yaktuboona    they don’t write / they’re  not writing  plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hunna  yaktubna     they write   /  they  are writing   hunna  laa yaktubna    they don’t write / they’re not writing  plur  fem

To be continued in the next weeks


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