ما

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Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

مَا ‎(?

  1. (interrogative) what?
  2. (indefinite) some, a certain
  3. (relative) that which, what
  4. (relative) something which
  5. (relative) whatever, all that

Usage notes[edit]

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  • The word "ما" is used with nouns or pronouns, whereas "ماذا" is used with verbs.

Particle[edit]

مَا ‎()

  1. not

Conjunction[edit]

مَا ‎()

  1. as long as

Adverb[edit]

مَا ‎()

  1. whenever
  2. as far as, to the extent that, to the degree that
  3. (with elative) how...!
     !ما أجمل الحياة
    How beautiful life is!

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭫𐭭𐭤 ‎(amāh, we, us).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

Dari ما
Iranian Persian ما
Tajik мо ‎(mo)

ما ‎()

  1. we

Interjection[edit]

ما ‎()

  1. sound of a cow, moo