Simple past verb



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Use the simple past verb to express one point in the past.


Subject-verb agreement exists when  conjugating verbs.


The below subjects I and we have different verb suffix endings.

أنا دَخَلْتُ  = "I entered" ends in تُ
نَحْنُ دَخَلْنا  = "we entered" ends in نا

Simple past verb conjugated.

      Simple past verb to enter = "dakhal"

أنا دَخَلْتُ

أنا دَخَلْتْ
ana dakhalt
I entered 

نَحْنُ دَخَلْنا

إحْنا دَخَلْنا
iHna dakhalna
we entered

أنْتَ دَخَلْتَ

إنْتَ دَخَلْتْ
inta dakhalt
you entered

أنْتُم دَخَلْتُم

إنْتُمْ دَخَلْتوا

4 intu(um) dakhaltu(um)

you entered (pl. masc. or m. & f.)


أنْتِ دَخَلْتِ

إنْتِ دَخَلْتي
inti  dakhalti
you entered


أنْتُما دَخَلْتُما

you (dual m./f.)


أنْتُنَّ دَخَلْتُنَّ
you (pl.f.)
you entered

هُوَ دَخَلَ       

هُوَّ دَخَلْ
howwa dakhal
he entered

هُمْ دَخَلوا

هُمَّ دَخَلوا
homma dakhal dakhalu

they entered 
(pl.m. or m. & f.)


هِيَ دَخَلَتْ  

هِيَّ دَخَلِتْ

8 hiyya dakhalit
she entered

هُما دَخَلا
(dual m./f.)


هُنّ دَخَلْنَ

they entered (pl.f.)


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Beware: All of these work...
intum dakhaltum
 intum dakhaltu

 intu dakhaltum
 intu dakhaltu


The "Pausal Rule" for MSA/Classical:

All vowels are pronounced except the last vowel in a sentence, phrase, or word list.

For the above verb table the last vowel is written but not pronounced with the exception of the feminine inti dakhalti.

  Simple past verb conjugated.

     Simple Past Verb to drink = "shirib"

أنا شَرِبْتُ

أنا شِرِبْتْ
ana  shiribt 
I drank  

نَحْنُ شَرِبْنا

 إحْنا شِرِبْنا
iHna shiribna
we drank

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 Be careful:

1- The internal structure of the verb might change for the past tense conjugation.

2-  Memorize verbs in both the simple past and the present tense form.





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