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أنا

أنا

See also: آنا and انا

Arabic

Alternative forms

Pronoun

أَنَا (ʾanā) m, f (enclitic form ـِي () or ـنِي (-nī) or ـيَ (-ya))

  1. I (first person singular subject pronoun)

Usage notes

أَنَا (ʾanā) has three enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic form ـنِي (-nī) is attached to verbs, prepositions ending in نْ (n) with no final vowel (e.g., مِنْ (min) and عَنْ (ʿan)), and the sisters of إِنَّ (ʾinna) except لَعَلَّ (laʿalla). The form ـِي () is used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي () would be preceded by a long vowel, ـيَ (-ya) is used instead.

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Etymology 2

From أَنَا (ʾanā, I), calque of German Ich, possibly through ego.

Noun

أَنَا (ʾanā) f, m

  1. (psychology) ego

Declension


Egyptian Arabic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈänä/

Pronoun

أنا ('ána) m, f

  1. I