Once upon a time ...

The Arabic phrase Once upon a time ... is pronounced kaana yaa maa kaana... fii qadiimi alzamaani and written ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﻳَﺎ ﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ... ﻓِﻲ ﻗَﺪِﻳﻢِ ﺍَﻟﺰَﻣَﺎﻥِ

The Arabic words in Once upon a time ...

Below you can see detailed information about every word in the Arabic phrase Once upon a time .... You can see the English translation of the word, how the word is spelled and pronounced and how the word has been conjugated in the phrase. There is also a link to get even more information about the word.

to be

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

O

ﻳَﺎ
Pronounciation: yaa
English translation: O
Part of speech: interjection

not

ﻣَﺎ
Pronounciation: maa
English translation: not
Part of speech: other

to be

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

in

ﻓِﻲ
Pronounciation: fii
English translation: in
Part of speech: preposition
Words that come after prepositions have genitive case

old

ﻗَﺪِﻳﻢِ
Pronounciation: qadiimi
English translation (of the word in its basic form): old
Part of speech: adjective
case: genetive
definiteness: definite form (beginning of an idafa contruction)
gender: masculine
The word has genitive case since it follows a preposition.

The base form of the word old

ﻗَﺪِﻳﻢ
qadiim
(singular, indefinite, no case)

time

ﺍَﻟﺰَﻣَﺎﻥِ
Pronounciation: alzamaani
English translation (of the word in its basic form): time
Part of speech: noun
case: genetive
definiteness: definite form
gender: masculine
The word has genitive case since it is the owner of an an idafa contruction)

The base form of the word time

ﺯَﻣَﺎﻥ
zamaan
(singular, indefinite, no case)

Type of phrase: Sentences

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