Monday, October 3, 2016

Arabic Tenses

REMINDER
aa              long    a
ee              long     i
oo             long     u


PRESENT SIMPLE / CONTINUOUS

Affirmative                                                   Negative

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

(I’m not going to repeat the present continuous for the rest.)

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anta  taktubu     you write   /  anta  laa taktubu    you don’t write /   sing masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anti  taktubeena     you write   /  anti  laa taktubeena   you don’t write /    sing  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

huwa  yaktubu     he writes   /  huwa  laa yaktubu     he doesn’t write /
Affirmative                                                   Negative

hiya  taktubu     she writes   hiya  laa taktubu    she doesn’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

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

DUAL  means    TWO PEOPLE

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa   yaktubaani     they write   /  humaa  laa yaktubaani    they don’t write / dual  masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa  taktubaani    they write   /  humaa  laa  taktubaani    they  don’t write dual  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

nahnu  naktubu     we write   /  nahnu  laa naktubu    we don’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antum  taktuboona    you write   /  antum  laa taktuboona    you don’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antunna  taktubna     you write   /  antunna  laa taktubna    you don’t write / plur  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hum  yaktuboona     they write   /  hum  laa yaktuboona    they don’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hunna  yaktubna     they write   /  hunna  laa yaktubna    they don’t write / plur  fem


PAST SIMPLE

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anaa  katabtu     I wrote   anaa  lam aktub    I didn’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anta  katabta     you wrote   /  anta  lam taktub    you didn’t write /   sing masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anti  katabti     you wrote   /  anti  lam taktubee   you didn’t write /    sing  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

huwa  kataba     he wrote   /  huwa  lam yaktub     he didn’t write /
Affirmative                                                   Negative

hiya  katabat     she wrote   hiya  lam taktub    she didn’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antumaa   katabtumaa    you wrote   /  antumaa  lam taktubaa    you didn’t write / dual  fem / masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa   katabaa     they wrote   /  humaa  lam yaktubaa    they didn’t write / dual  masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa  katabataa    they wrote   /  humaa  lam  taktubaa    they  didn’t write dual  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

nahnu  katabnaa     we wrote   /  nahnu  lam naktub    we didn’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antum  katabtum    you wrote   /  antum  lam  taktuboo    you din’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antunna  katabtunna     you wrote   /  antunna  lam taktubna    you didn’t write / plur  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hum  kataboo     they wrote   /  hum  lam yaktuboo    they din’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hunna  katabna     they wrote   /  hunna  lam yaktubna    they didn’t write / plur  fem


FUTURE SIMPLE

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anaa  sa aktubu     I will write  anaa  lan aktuba    I won’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anta  sa taktubu     you will write   /  anta  lan taktuba    you won’t write /   sing masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

anti  sa taktubeena     you will write   /  anti  lan taktubee   you won’t write /    sing  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

huwa  sa yaktubu     he will write   /  huwa  lan yaktuba     he won’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hiya  sa taktubu     she will write   hiya  lan taktuba    she won’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antumaa   sa taktubaani    you will write   /  antumaa  lan taktubaa    you won’t write / dual  fem / masc


Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa   sa yaktubaani     they will write   /  humaa  lan yaktubaa    they won’t write / dual  masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

humaa  sa taktubaani    they will write   /  humaa  lan  taktubaa    they  won’t write dual  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

nahnu  sa naktubu     we will write   /  nahnu  lan naktuba    we won’t write /

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antum  sa taktuboona    you will write   /  antum  lan taktuboo    you won’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

antunna  sa taktubna     you will write   /  antunna  lan taktubna    you won’t write / plur  fem

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hum  sa yaktuboona     they will write   /  hum  lan yaktuboo    they won’t write / plur   masc

Affirmative                                                   Negative

hunna  sa yaktubna     they will write   /  hunna  lan yaktubna    they won’t write / plur  fem




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