Possessive Pronouns ضَمائِر المِلكِية

In Arabic, a suffix attached to the end of the noun is used to express possession or ownership of that noun. Read and listen to the possessive pronoun suffix that is attached to the noun  اسم  .


English الفصحى
Colloquial Jordanian
الضَمير المُتَّصِل
My name اسمي اسمي ـي   (ii)
Our name اسمُنا اسِمنا ـنا   (naa)
Your name (m.) اسمُكَ اسمَك ـَك   (ak)
Your name (f) اسمُكِ اسمِك ـِك   (ik)
Your name (pl.) اسمُكُم اسِمكُم ـكُم  (kum)
His name اسمُهُ اسمُه ـُه   (u)
Her name اسمُها اسِمها ـها   (haa)
Their name اسمُهُم اسِمهُم ـهُم  (hum)


Examples: Read and listen to the following sentences. Note the usage of possessive pronouns and their pronunciation in context:

English العامية
Colloquial Jordanian
I must talk to my teacher after class. لازِم أَحكي مَع أُستاذْتي بَعد الصَّف.
This is our new company in Amman. هاي شِرْكِتنا الجَديدة في عَمّان.
Professor, in which college is your (m.) office? أُستاذ، في أَيّ كُلِيّة مَكتَبَك؟ 
Your (f.) house is very close to the university. بيتِك قَريب كثير مِن الجامعة.
How are you (pl.)? How was the weekend? شو أَخبارْكُم؟ كيف كانَت نِهاية الأُسبوع؟
My brother majored in engineering and his study is very difficult. أخوي تخَصَّص هَندَسة ودِراسْتُه صَعبة كثير.
Her mother works as an employee in the government. أُُمها بتِشتَغِل مُوَظَّفة في الحُكومة.
Their area is very beautiful and close to the sea. مَنطقِتْهُم حِلوة كثير وقَريبة من البَحر.


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