Arabic/whoQuestions

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مَن

(man)
Don't pronounce it like the English word "man". من (man) has a shorter vowel sound, the "a" sound doesn't last as long. Do not confuse this word with the word (min) in Arabic. (min) generally means "from", while (man) means "who". This word goes before someone's name, or a nominative preposition or a noun. It's function is exactly the same as "who" in question sentences.

Examples

من هو؟

man huwa
man-hu-wa
Who is he?


من الـمدير؟

man al_mudeer
ma-nal-mu-deer
Who is the manager?


من أنت؟

man ant(a/i) man-ant
Who are you?
Only when talking to one person.


من ذهب؟

man dhahab(a)?
man dha-hab
Who went?


من ذهب الى الـمدرسة؟

man dhahaba ila al_madrasah(-ti)?
man-dha-ha-ba-i-lal-mad-ra-sah
Who went to school?


من مسلم؟

man Muslim(un)
man-mus-lim
Who is a Muslim?