Arabic Grammar

The verb ‘be’ in Arabic

Arabic does not use forms of be in positive sentences and in questions when you talk about the present or things that are valid all the time. However, Arabic does have equivalents of am not, aren’t, isn’t (negative statements).

In the lesson below you will be able to learn how to express the following in Arabic:

  • I’m … / I’m not … / am I…?
  • you are … / you aren’t / are you…?
  • she is … / she isn’t … / is she … ? etc.

Grammatically such sentences are called ‘nominal sentences’.

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