Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are used to indicate ownership

In Arabic, these pronouns are suffixes that are attached to nouns.


Adding
ي
to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun

My…

As in

كِتابـــي

/kitaabee/

My book


Adding
نا
to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun

Our…

As in

كِتابُــنا

/kitaabunaa/

Our book


Examples:

حَقيبَة

/Haqeebah/


A bag

حَقيبَتـــي

/Haqeebatee/


My bag

حَقيبَتُـنا

/Haqeebatunaa/

Our bag


Adding


كَ
to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Your… (Masculine/ Singular)

As in


كِتابُـكَ

/kitaabuka/


Your book


Adding


كِ

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Your… (Feminine/ Singular)

As in

كِتابُـكِ

/kitaabuki/

Your book


Adding


كُما

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Your… (Dual feminine and masculine)

As in


كِتابُـكُما

/kitaabukumaa/


Your book


Adding


كُمْ

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Your… (Masculine/ Plural)

As in


كِتابُـكُمْ

/kitaabukum/


Your book


Adding


كُنَّ

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Your… (Feminine/ Plural)

As in


كِتابُـكُنَّ

/kitaabukunna/


Your book


Examples:

كِتابُـكَ

/kitaabuka/

Your book (Masculine/ Singular)

حَقيبَتُـكِ

/Haqeebatuki/

Your bag (Feminine/ Singular)


Examples:

بَيْتُـكُمْ

/baytukum/

Your house (Masculine/ Plural)

بَيْتُـكُنَّ

/baytukunna/

Your house (Feminine/ Plural)


Adding


ـهُ
to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


His…

As in


كِتابُــهُ

/kitaabuhu/


His book


Adding


ـها
to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun


Her…

As in


كِتابُــها

/kitaabuhaa/


Her book


Adding


ـهُما

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun for two owners


Their… (Dual feminine and masculine)

As in


كِتابُــهُما

/kitaabuhumaa/


Their book


Adding


ـهُمْ

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun for more than two owners


Their… (Masculine/ Plural)

As in


كِتابُــهُمْ

/kitaabuhum/


Their book

 


Adding


ـهُنَّ

to any noun will turn it into a possessive pronoun for more than two owners


Their… (Feminine/ Plural)

As in


كِتابُــهُنَّ

/kitaabuhunna/


Their book


Examples:

بَيْتُــهُمْ

/baytuhum/

Their house (Masculine/ Plural)

بَيْتُــهُما

/baytuhumaa/

Their house (Dual feminine and masculine)


Examples:

مَدْرَسَتُــهُ

/madrasatuhu/

His school

مَدْرَسَتُــها

/madrasatuhaa/

Her school

 


 

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