The equational sentence in the past tense

 



     
   

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  kaan conjugates like any other verb…

 Game: Egyptian Colloquial

 

Conjugation of Kaan = was



أنا كُنْتُ
أنا كُنْتْ
 
ana kunt  

I was



نَحْنُ كُنّا
إحْنا كُنّا
 2 
iḥna kunna
 


We were



أنْتَ كُنْتَ
إنْتَ كُنْتْ
3  inta kunt  

you were  



أنْتُم كُنْتُم
إنْتُمْ كُنْتُمْ
intum kuntum 


you were


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اِلشّارِعُ طَويلٌ

الشّارِعْ طَوِيلْ
Ish shaariç awiil.

The street is long.

 

اَلْمَدْرَسَةُ قَديمَةٌ

اِلْمَدْرَسَةْ قَديمَةْ

Il madrasa ‘diima. 
The school is old.




سارَةُ مُتْعَبَةٌ

سارَةْ تَعْبانَةْ

Sara taçbaana.  
Sara is tired.

 

اَلطَّعامُ لَذيذٌ

اِلأَكْلْ طِعِمْ

Il ‘akl tiçim.  
The food is tasty.

 

اَلسَّيارةُ حَمْراءُ

اِلْعَرَبِيَةْ حَمْرَةْ

Il çarabiyya hamra.
The car is red.
 


 

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Skip (not really necessary).

حَمْراءُ - Is a diptode so cannot take nunation and the genitive case appears in the accusative form. Diptodes must be indefinite.

 

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اَلشّارِعُ طَويلٌ

الشّارِعْ طَوِيلْ

  Ish shaariç tawiil.
The street is long.



اَلشّارَعُ كانَ طَويلاً

الشّارِعْ كانْ طَويلْ

 10  Ish shaariç kaan tawiil.
The street was long.


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