Lesson 2.8 (page 1 of 2)

Demonstrative Pronoun:

Arabic has the following demonstrative pronouns/adjectives (this, that, these, those), these words agree with the noun they apply to in number (as in English) but also in gender. "this/these" also has a dual form which also has to agree in gender with the noun it applies to. "that/those" technically also has a dual form but it is very rarely used, so it will be omitted:

hathaa this [masculine singular]
hathehe this [feminine singular]
thaaleka that [masculine singular]
telka that [feminine singular]
haa'ulaa'e these [masculine+feminine plural]
'u;aa'eka those [masculine+feminine plural]
haathaan/haathayn these [masculine dual]
haataan/haatayn these [feminine dual]