Arabic/Basics of Conjugation/Past tense

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Conjugating the Past Tense[edit]

For basic past tense conjugation, called الماضي in Arabic, the root of the verb, i.e. ذهب , is then followed by a suffix according to who or what it is referring to.

When looking in an Arabic-English dictionary the verb will be listed under the root. This root is also the singular male form of the verb. It is important to note what form the root of the verb takes (this is for when one wants to become advanced). This can cause the root of the verb to change in accordance to the conjugation. TO GO is a basic verb that stays constant through out.

Past tense: to go (went) (ذهب)

ذهب he (هو)
ذهبا they (Dual form: 2 people)(هما)
ذهبوا they (3+ people)(هم)
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ذهبتْ She (هي)
ذهبتا they (dual form: 2 people)(هما)
ذهبن they (3+ people)(هن)
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ذهبت You (Masculine Singular)(انتٓ)

ذهبتما You (Dual form: 2 people)(انتما)
ذهبتم You (Plural: 3+ people)(انتم)
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ذهبتِ You (Feminine Singular)(انتِ)
ذهبتما You (Dual form: 2 people)(انتما)
ذهبتن You (Plural: 3+ people)(انتن)
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ذهبتُ I (انا)

ذهبنا We(نحن)