Verb To Have

The equivalent of the English verb "To have" is expressed by using the word "Andi". The pattern for them is demonstrated in the following examples by changing the appropriate possessive pronoun (notice the letters written in Red):

1) Positive Statement

عند
Have (Root Verb)
I (أنا)
عندي
Andi
I have
We (احنا)
عندناAndina
We have
You - Masc (إنت)
عندك
Andak
You have
You - Fem (إنتي)
عندك
Andik
You have
You - Plural (انتو)
عندكوAndaku
You have
He (هو)
عندهAndu
He has
She (هي)
عندها Andaha
She has
They (هم)
عندهم
Andahum
They have

2) Negative statement by putting "Ma" at the beginning + verb "To have" with appropriate pronoun + "Sh" at the end. Let see the pattern bellow :

عند
Have (Root Verb)
I (أنا)
ماعنديش
Ma Andish
I haven't
We (احنا)
ماعندناشMa Andinash
We haven't
You - Masc (إنت)
ماعندكشMa Andaksh
You haven't
You - Fem (إنتي)
ماعندكشMa Andiksh
You haven't
You - Plural (انتو)
ماعندكوشMa Andakush
You haven't
He (هو)
ماعندوشMa Andush
He han't
She (هي)
ماعندهاش Ma Andahash
She hasn't
They (هم)
ماعندهمشMa Andahumsh
They haven't



Examples:
1) Andak ashab?
Do you have friends? - عندك اصحاب


2) Ana andi meshkela
I have problems - انا عندي مشكله

3) Lau andaku sur hatuha hina
If you guys have photos, bring them here - لو عندكو صور حطوها هنا

11 comments:

ignacio borbon said...

shukran ahi

Andrea said...

How would you say "he had"?

sun dance91 said...

Kana Eindi= he had

Renan Pupo said...

من المفيد جدا. شكرا!

Nurina Mohd Isa said...

how do you say she has been a doctor

Nurina Mohd Isa said...

how do you say she has been a doctor

Sana Moin said...

What is the difference between عندنا and لدينا

Sana Moin said...

What is the difference between عندنا and لدينا

adrian scott said...

Sana - no difference - but لدي is fusha only.

flashcs5 said...

It is too different from other verbs...
commonly, I should say
e.g.
Ana mish atakalamu L'AEarabiyah

am I right?

Eaalim Institute said...

Great blog, Thanks.



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