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Introduction to Arabic
Introduction to Arabic

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2.2 Al-Alif al-maqsūrā الألف المقصورة

This letter only appears in the final position of some words, written (ــى) when the previous letter is connected to the letter before, and (ى) when the previous letter is written separately. It is important at this stage not to confuse ‘Al-Alif al-maqsūrā’ which is pronounced as ‘ā’ with the ‘ya’, which is written similarly with a colon added below it (ي). Listen to the following audio and repeat what you hear.

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١- عَلَى

٢- هُدَى

٣- أَحْصَى

٤- فَتَى

٥- قَضَى

Activity 5

Timing: 15 minutes







The correct answers are a and b.