أنا لست إرهابي

  • Abu Bishr

    Senior Member
    Afrikaans, South Africa
    Hi jimmyjojo

    You can also say it without the (أنا) in which case it is not as emphatic.The second one mentioned by suma is doubly emphatic.
     

    jimmyjojo

    New Member
    US English
    Thanks a lot folks.

    I've been told that there is an alternative appropriate for femaile speakers... can someone help me with that?
     

    abusaf

    Senior Member
    Sweden
    For females it's:

    أنا لست إرهابية

    or أنا لست بإرهابية

    but the first is the most common and most suitable.

    So the ones you want are:

    For men:أنا لست إرهابيا
    For women: أنا لست إرهابية
     

    jimmyjojo

    New Member
    US English
    I was told by another reference to leave the last character off of the male version.

    Is this right? Or should I leave it on?
     

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    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    The last character is part of the inflection.

    If you want to be 100% correct, you should add it.

    But since inflections are usually dropped (in speech) from the last word in a sentence or utterance, you could drop it if you wanted to, to reflect the way the sentence would be read.

    The meaning is perfectly clear either way.
     
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