Demonstrative Pronouns Overview

أسماء الإشارة

Demonstrative pronouns (أسماء الإشارة asmā’ al-ishirāh) are words like ‘this’, ‘that’, ‘these’ and ‘those’.  They vary according to gender (male and female) and number (singular, dual and plural).

This/these (variations of هٰذَآ)


That/those (variations of ذٰلِكَ)

أُولٰئكَ ذَانِكَذٰلِكَMale

For Place:

هنا هُناك

More Examples

هَذَا القَلَمُ أَسْوَدٌ

This is a black pen

هَذِهِ الْبِنتُ ذَكِيَّةٌ

This is an intelligent girl

هَذَانِ الكِتَابَانِ مُفِيدَانِ

These two books are useful

هَاتَانِ السَيَّارَتَانِ جَدِيدَتَانِ

These two cars are new

هَؤُلَاءِ الطُلَّابِ مُتَفَوِّقُون

These students are exemplary

تِلكِ الحَقِيبَةُ بَيضَاءٌ

That is a white bag

أُولَئِكَ الوَردَاتُ جَمِيلَاتٌ

Those flowers are beautiful

هُنَا بَيّتِي

My house is here

هُنَاكَ مَطعَمٌ جَيّدٌ

There is a good restaurant there

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