Kaleela

Comparative and superlative

Adjectives:

 

كِبير

 

/kibeer/

 

Big

 

عَظيم

 

/ʻazeem/

 

Great

 

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Adjectives:

 

صُغَيَّر

 

/Sughayyar/

 

Small

 

طَويل

 

/Taweel/

 

Tall

 

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أَفْعَل مِنْ

 

/ʼafʻal min/

 

Is specific to the Arabic language, as it represents the pattern/ form of how comparative is made

 

As in

 

كِبير — أَكْبَر مِنْ

 

/ʼakbar min/ /kibeer/

 

Big — Bigger than

 

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When building the comparative the adjective is always followed by

 

مِنْ

 

As in

 

سامي أَطْوَل مِنْ توم

 

/saamee ʼaTwal min tom/

 

Sami is taller than Tom

 

 

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Without

 

مِنْ

 

the adjective will turn into superlative

 

As in

 

أَكْبَر بَيْت

 

Comparative:

 

أَكْبَر مِنْ

 

Superlative:

 

أَكْبَر

 


 

 

Example:

 

عَظيم

 

/ʻazeem/

 

Great

 

أَعْظَم

 

/ʼaʻzam/

 

Greater

 

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Example:

 

صُغَيَّر

 

/Sughayyar/

 

Small

 

أَصْغَر

 

/ʼaSghar/

 

Smaller

 

 

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Example:

 

طَويل

 

/Taweel/

 

Tall/ Long

 

أَطْوَل

 

/ʼaTwal/

 

Taller/ Longer

 

 

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Example:

 

أَكْبَر مَدْرَسَة

 

/ʼakbar madrasah/

 

The biggest school

 

 

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Examples:

 

أَحْسَن مِنْ

 

/ʼaHsan min/

 

Better than

 

أَكْبَر مِنْ

 

/ʼakbar min/

 

Bigger/ older than

 

أَصْغَر مِنْ

 

/ʼaSghar min/

 

Smaller than

 

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دا

 

Means

 

That (Masculine nouns)

 

As in

 

الكِتاب دا

 

/ilkitaab da/

 

That book

 

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دي

 

/di/

 

Means

 

That (Feminine nouns)

 

As in

 

الجامْعَة دي

 

/ilgaamʻah di/

 

That university

 

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يا

 

/yaa/

 

Is a vocative particle for both genders,

 

it is followed by a noun or a proper noun

 

As in

 

يـا كَريم

 

/yaa kareem/

 

Hey Kareem

 

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Examples:

 

يا فَرَح

 

/yaa faraH/

 

Hey Farah

 

يا كَريم

 

/yaa kareem/

 

Hey Kareem

 

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