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See also: نجنand نخن

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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Hebrew אֲנַחְנוּ(anákhnu) and Classical Syriac ܐܢܚܢܢ(ʾənaḥnan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /naħ.nu/
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PronounEdit

نَحْنُ (naḥnum pl or f pl (enclitic form ـنَا(-nā))

  1. we (subject pronoun)
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Usage notesEdit

As Arabic does not use dual forms in the first person, نَحْنُ(naḥnu) is used in cases where there are two people involved in addition to the usual three or more required for plural number.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “نحن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

نَحْنُ (naḥnu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of حَنَا(ḥanā)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

نَحْنِ (naḥni) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of حَنَى(ḥanā)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

نُحْنَ (nuḥna) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of حَنَا(ḥanā)
  2. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of حَنَى(ḥanā)

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “نحن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN