Learn How to Read Arabic Sentences
al-ma'kuulaatu-l-3arabiyyatu tu3jibunii jiddan
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Means: I like Arabic food a lot
al-ma'kuulaat = the foods, al-3arabiyya = the Arabic,
tu3jibunii = they please me, jiddan = a lot
1-Note the position of the hamza in al-ma'kuulaatu. It is carried by the 'alif.
2-When 'alif carries a hamza, this 'alif is no longer pronounced as aa.
3-In such cases, the role of the 'alif is solely to be the carrier of the hamza.
4-Accordingly, we read the word as al-ma'kuulaatu, and not al-maa'kuulaatu.