Learn Arabic Pronouns

Learn Arabic Pronouns (I-You-He-She)

Asmaa Akl

23 Dec 2019

In any language learning pronouns is fundamental. For pronouns represent the identity of a person. Pronouns can reveal many things about the person or people you are speaking to or about. In the many languages they reveal the gender of the person you're addressing and sometimes how many people you're speaking to or about. This holds true especially in Arabic, since many languages do not have specific dual pronouns. Not only does Arabic have dual pronouns, it also has dual feminine and masculine pronouns for the second person singular and plural, which we'll be discussing further in the next article in this series.

Note: To fully benefit from this article you should be familiar with how to read Arabic letters. If you aren’t, please take a look at our article series “Learn Arabic Letters

The Pronoun (I = أنا):

In Arabic the pronoun (I = أنا) pronounced as ‘Ana’ is the first person singular and is a gender-neutral pronoun. Let's see an example of this:

Explaining Pronouns

Explaining Arabic Pronouns

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The word "Mahmoud" is an Arabic name.

The Pronoun (You = أنتَ / أنتِ):

In Arabic the pronoun ‘You’ has two forms for the second person singular, the feminine (أنتِ) and the male (أنتَ). Both looking quite similar at first glance but if you know your Arabic diacritics, you'll notice that the feminine form has a Kasra كسرة under the Taa ت and the male form has a Fatha above the Taa ت.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with the ‘Fatha’ or ‘Kasra’, please read our ‘Learn Arabic Diacritics’ article or join our ‘Learn Arabic Letters Classes’ online.

Let's see some examples.

The feminine form of the pronoun (You = أنتِ)

Arabic word for you

Arabic Sentence

The word "Mohandesa" means "an engineer".


The masculine form of the pronoun (You = أنتَ)

Arabic word for you

Arabic Sentence for the word You

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The Arabic word "Mohandes" means "an engineer".

Let's sum up what we learned today about the pronouns (I) and (you) with an exercises.

Exercise for the pronouns (You)

Arabic exercises


The Pronoun (He = هو):

The pronoun He is a third person singular masculine. You use it when you’re talking about another male individual.

The Arabic word for (He)

The Arabic sentence for (He is a student)

(The Arabic word "Talib" means "a student")


The Pronoun (She = هي)

The pronoun ‘She’ is a third person singular feminine. You use it when you’re talking about another female individual.

The Arabic pronoun of (She)

Examples of the Arabic pronoun (She)

Examples on using the Arabic pronoun (She)

The Arabic word "Tabakha" means "a cook".
The Arabic word "Taliba" means "a student"


We come to the end of this article. If you want to learn more Arabic pronouns stay on the lookout for part two of this article, where we'll explain about the plural pronouns (We) the plural (You) and (They). Nour Academy provides a most authentic environment in order to learn Arabic online, be sure to check our Arabic classes online. We have a wide range of courses that cover your every need if you want to learn Arabic, Quran or tajweed rules. Take a look at our Arabic classes, our Quran memorization classes and theoretical tajweed rules classes for more details. All these classes have been specially developed for the benefit of our online learners for a better Arabic learning and Quran learning experience.

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