I see beginner/intermediate level Arabic students struggle with this alot, i.e. the use of the posessive (nisbah), which we do alot in English: "My Arabic is not so good" "my french stinks", "my jump shot needs work", "her pound cake is the best."Anatoli said:Here's a phrase from Ultimate Arabic:
ليست عربيتي جيدة جدا، كان العمل يأخذ معظم وقتي عندما كنت في السعودية ولكن عندي المزيت من الوقت اﻵن
(My attempt to type in Arabic, could be typos )
but in Arabic, using the nisbah like this just doesn't seem to work, instead an alternate structure is called for. right? anyone agree?