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Indefinite and Definite nouns in the Arabic Language
النَّكِرةُ (Indefinite) nouns
Is a noun that refers to any person, place or thing and it is NOT a particular person, place or thing.
عَالِمٌ a scholar
طَالِبٌ a student
كِتابٌ a book
In the above examples this refers to any scholar, any student or any book and it is not specific.
المَعْرِفَةُ (Definite) nouns
Is a noun that refers to a specific person, place or thing.
العَالِمُ the scholar
الطَّالِبُ the student
الْكِتابُ the book
مُحَمَّدٌ muhammad – a particular name
مِصْرُ Egypt – a particular country
Note: the above words which have (ال) means (the) and this is a definite article which makes the words specific/particular.
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