He was selfish.

The Arabic phrase He was selfish. is pronounced kaana 'anaaniyyan and written ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺃَﻧَﺎﻧِﻴّﺎً

The Arabic words in He was selfish.

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to be

Pronounciation: kaana
English translation: to be
Part of speech: verb
person: he
tense: past tense


Pronounciation: 'anaaniyyan
English translation: selfish
Part of speech: adjective
case: accusative
definiteness: indefinite form
gender: masculine
Accusative case has many usages. For example it is used for the object in a verbal sentence. It is also used for predicative to incomplete verbs like kaana.

Type of phrase: Sentences

A complete sentence. The sentence has a verb. But in Arabic, there are also complete sentences without verbs.