The equational sentence in the past tense

 



     
   

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Think in the Past (Non-Verbal).

 

 

Arabic does not use the present tense verb “to be” which are am/is/are.

Arabic does, however, use the past tense verb "to be" which are was/were.

Why no present tense verb "to be"?

The present tense verb "to be" is implied within the Arabic sentence and not written.

 

 

Be careful:

The present tense verb is appears in English but not in Arabic.

Here is the present tense equational sentence.

Present tense equational sentence






 أحْمَدٌ في الْبَيْتِ
 أحْمَد في اِلْبيتْ
0-1  AHmed fil beet.

Ahmed is in the house.

Example 1:
AHmed fil beet.
Ahmed
is in the house.

The present tense verb is appears in English but not in Arabic.


 

The past tense verb was appears in both English and Arabic.

Here is the past tense equational sentence:

Past tense equational sentence






أحْمَدٌ كانَ في الْبَيْتِ
أحْمَدْ كانْ في اِلْبيتْ
0-2 AHmed kaan fil beet.

 AHmed was in the house.

 Example 2:

AHmed kaan fil beet.

Ahmed was in the house.

Here the past tense verb “to be” kaan is used in Arabic.

GAME: Egyptian Colloquial

 

 

GAME: MSA/Classical Arabic

 

 

GAME: Arabic using English letters

 

 

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