Three different ways to say something was broken in Iraqi Arabic

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Asma Wahba


Today you’re going to hear 3 different ways to say something was broken in Iraqi 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.

Sample sentences:

  • He broke the cup.
  • The cup was broken.
  • The cup broke.

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This content was contributed by a native Arabic speaker of Iraq and produced by Talk In

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