A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (3rd Edition) by J. Milton Cowan, Hans Wehr

By J. Milton Cowan, Hans Wehr

Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it the most major contributions to Arabic lexicography. it really is was hoping that this masterpiece will aspect the best way ot wider use of recent lexicographical ideas within the compilation of dictionaries for previous sessions of the Arabic language.

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Est’); both these notions are conveyed by putting más before an adjective or adverb. The definite article + más + adjective corresponds to English ‘the more’ (‘the . . -er’), ‘the most . ’ (‘the . . -est’). ciudades más bellas more beautiful cities las ciudades más bellas del mundo the most beautiful cities in the world ¿Cuál es la ciudad más bella? Which is the more/most beautiful city? edificios más altos higher buildings los edificios más altos del mundo the highest buildings in the world ¿Cuál es el edificio más alto?

Er’) and ‘most . ’ (or ‘. . -est’); both these notions are conveyed by putting más before an adjective or adverb. The definite article + más + adjective corresponds to English ‘the more’ (‘the . . -er’), ‘the most . ’ (‘the . . -est’). ciudades más bellas more beautiful cities las ciudades más bellas del mundo the most beautiful cities in the world ¿Cuál es la ciudad más bella? Which is the more/most beautiful city? edificios más altos higher buildings los edificios más altos del mundo the highest buildings in the world ¿Cuál es el edificio más alto?

6 There are several diferent patterns of agreement for adjectives in Spanish: Class 1. Masculine singular ending in -o: Masculine Feminine Singular Plural bueno buena buenos buenas Class 2. Masculine singular ending in -e, a consonant or a stressed vowel (but there are many exceptions, constituted by Group 3 below): Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine Singular Plural triste triste tristes tristes Singular Plural feliz feliz felices felices Singular Plural israelí israelí israelíes israelíes Class 3.

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