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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Hebrew הִיא(hi' /hi/), Aramaic הי(hi), Classical Syriac ܗܝ(), and Mandaic ࡄࡏ(hʿ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hi.ja/
  • (file)

PronounEdit

هِيَ (hiyaf, enclitic form ـهَا(-hā)

  1. she (subject pronoun).
    هِيَ طَبِيبَةٌ
    hiya ṭabībatun
    She is a doctor
  2. it (subject pronoun, referring to animals and inanimate nouns of feminine gender)
    سَاحِلُ العَاجِ هِيَ دَوْلَةٌ تَقَعُ غَرْبِ أَفْرِيقْيَا‎‎
    sāḥilu l-ʿāji hiya dawlatun taqaʿu ḡarbi ʾafrīqyā
    Cote d'Ivoire is a country that is located West of Africa
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 69:16:
      (Dr. Mustaffa Khattab)
      وَانْشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَهِيَ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاهِيَةٌ
      wānšaqqati s-samāʾu fahiya yawmaʾiḏin wāhiyatun
      The sky will then be so torn that it will be frail
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 79:41:
      فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَى
      faʾinna l-jannata hiya l-maʾwā
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. they (subject pronoun, non-human).
    • 2019 May 4, “ما هي القضايا التي ناقشها ترامب وبوتين في مكالمتهما؟‎”, in BBC Arabic[1]:

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “هي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Egyptian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

هي (híyyaf (m هو‎, pl هم‎)

  1. she (subject pronoun)

Tunisian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

هي (hiyyaf (m هو‎, pl هما‎)

  1. she (subject pronoun)