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Arabic Independent Possessive Pronouns:

In Arabic the independent possessive pronoun is used to express “mine, yours, hers….”

Example: the book is mine: al kitab li الكتاب لي, the drink is ours: al mashroob lana المشروب لنا . The table below shows the independent possessive pronouns:

 

Arabic Independent Possessive Pronouns

Singular

Dual

Plural

Mine   li  لي

 

yours (sing masculine) lak  لك

 

yours (singular feminine) laki  لك

  

his  lah   له

 

hers  laha لها

 

yours (dual male or female) lakumaa  لكما

 

theirs (dual male or female) lahumaa   لهما

 

Ours  lana لنا

 

yours (plural masculine) lakum لكم

 

yours (plural feminine) lakun لكن

 

theirs (plural masculine) lahum لهم

 

theirs (plural feminine) lahun لهن

 

 

You can also use the word “milk” to form independent possessive, the word milk ملك means “property of” …, the book is mine (my property) = al kitaabu milki الكتاب ملكي, but I would suggest to use the pronouns on the table above which is easier and more used.

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