ها

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Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـها (-haaf sg

  1. her (bound object pronoun)

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـها (-haf sg

  1. her (bound object pronoun)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭩𐭧𐭠 (-īhā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Note: The plural suffix always bears the primary stress in a word. گفتگو (goftogú) - گفتگوها (goftogu-hấ)

Suffix[edit]

ها (-hâ)

  1. A suffix forming the plural of a noun. Used for most nouns in colloquial language and inanimate nouns in formal language.

Usage notes[edit]

Although not reflected in all writing, this suffix should not attach the ه to the preceding character, though neither should any space should be written. In computing, this is accomplished with a zero-width non-joiner. For example, while some may write the plural of شب (šab, night) as شبها or شب ها (typically for convenience, as many Persian keyboards do not have a ZWNJ), the preferred normal form would be شب‌ها (šab-hâ), with the ب and ه separated, but without a substantial amount of intermediary space.

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