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What’s His Name?

A possessive suffix is an ending to a word that indicates possession, similar to the apostrophe-’s’ in “John’s notebook”. Possessive suffixes are the Arabic equivalents of the words “my”, “your”, “his”, “her”, “our”, and “their”.
هذِهِ صِديقتي.
haadhihi Sadiiqatii.
This is my friend.

ما إسْمُكَ؟
ma ismuka?
What is your name? (when asking a man)

ما إسْمُكِ؟
ma ismuki?
What is your name? (when asking a woman)


Single
Dual
Plural
3rd person masculine
…هُ
…هُما
…هُم
3rd person feminine
…ها
…هُما
…هُنَّ
2nd person masculine
…كَ
…كُما
…كُم
2nd person feminine
…كِ
…كُما
…كُنَّ
1st person …ي
…نا
…نا


Try to practice and write your own sentences using these new gramar points!

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