Three ways to say that something was broken in Egyptian Arabic
Today you’re going to hear 3 different ways to say something was broken in Egyptian Arabic.
The purpose behind this sample is to demonstrate 3 different ways to describe a transitive action that took place or its results. All three samples use the root form of the same verb but one’s active, one’s an adjective, and the other is passive.
- He broke the cup.
- The cup was broken.
- The cup broke.
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