Definition of the Feminine singular Demonstrative Pronoun of distance – تِلْكَ
Welcome to our free course to learn the Arabic language. This lesson will be about the feminine singular demonstrative pronoun of distance. If you remember, we saw that in our first Arabic free course, the demonstrative pronoun – الْاِسْمُ الْإِشَارَةُ is the English equivalent of “this., these, that”.
Also, they are of two types:
- لِلْقَرِيْبِ for a close thing or person
- لَلْبَعِيْدِ for distant ones
However, in Arabic, demonstrative pronouns have different forms for the singular, the dual, and the plural. Also, they differ depending on the nominal gender they precede. Thus, if the name is feminine, the demonstrative pronoun will also be feminine, although there are some exceptions to this rule, as discussed later inshAllah.
For feminine singular demonstrative pronoun, you know already that for proximity, you use هَذِه and for distance, you use تِلْكَ.
In this lesson, you will learn that the singular demonstrative pronoun of distance is تِلْكَ.
Who is this?
This is Aminah.
و من تِلْكِ؟
And who is that?
That is Fatima.
هذه طبيبة و تِلْكَ مُمَرَّضَةٌ.
This is a medical doctor, and that is a nurse.
هذه من الهِند و تلك من اليابان.
This is from India, and that is from Japan.
هذه طَوِيلَةٌ و تلك قَصِيْرَةٌ.
This is tall, and that is short.
Who is this?
This is Hamid.
و من ذلك؟
Who is that?
That is Ali.
أ تلك دَجَاجَةٌ؟
Is that a chicken?
لا. تلك بطَّةٌ.
No. That is a duck.
What is that?
That is an egg.
هذه سيَّارة المدرَّسِ و تلك سيَّارة المديرِ.
This is the car of the teacher, and that is the car of the director.
أَ ساعةُ عبَّاسٍ هذه؟
Is this the watch of Abbas?
لا. هذه ساعةُ حامدٍ, تلك ساعة عبَّاسٍ.
No, this is the watch of Hamid, and that is the watch of Abbas.
ذلك ديكٌ و تلك دَجَاجَةٌ.
This is a rooster, and that is a chicken.
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2. The demonstrative pronouns
In that dialogue, you can see how to use all the demonstrative pronouns we have studied from the first lesson. Thus, now you know:
- The masculine demonstrative pronoun of proximity: هَذَا
- The masculine demonstrative pronoun of distance: ذَلِكَ
- The feminine demonstrative pronoun of proximity: هَذِهِ
- The masculine demonstrative pronoun of distance: تِلْكَ
In this Arabic free course, you have learned the following points:
- how to use the feminine singular Demonstrative Pronoun of distance – تِلْكَ.
- new vocabularies
In the next lesson, inshAllah, we will discover how to use the adverbs of place in Arabic.