نحن

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See also: نجن and نخن

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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

  1. we (subject pronoun)
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Usage notes[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

نَحْنُ (naḥnu) (form I)

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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)

References[edit]

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