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Learn How to Read Arabic Sentences

Lesson 6

6th sentence

al-yawma 'awaddu ziyaarata-l-matHaf


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Means: Today I would like to visit the museum

al-yawma = today, 'awaddu = I would like, ziyaara = visit, al-matHaf = the museum

1-On the 'alif of al-yawma, the hamza is not written. This is the common rule when writing the definite article al.

2-The pronunciation of the 'alif of al-matHaf, merges with the fatHa of the preceding word ziyaara. Although the 'alif is written, we don't hear it pronounced.

3-The kasra of al-matHaf is not pronounced, because it comes last in the sentence.

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