I dreamed of a duck swimming in the river.

The Arabic phrase I dreamed of a duck swimming in the river. is pronounced Halamtu bi'anna baTTatan kaanat tasbaHu fii annahri and written ﺣَﻠَﻤﺖُ ﺑِﺄَﻥَّ ﺑَﻄَّﺔً ﻛَﺎﻧَﺖ ﺗَﺴﺒَﺢُ ﻓِﻲ ﺍَﻟﻨَّﻬﺮِ

The Arabic words in I dreamed of a duck swimming in the river.

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to dream

ﺣَﻠَﻤﺖُ
Pronounciation: Halamtu
English translation (of the word in its basic form): to dream
Part of speech: verb
person: I
tense: past tense

The base form of the word to dream

ﺣَﻠَﻢَ
Halama
(past tense he)

by, with

ﺏِ
Pronounciation: bi
English translation: by, with
Part of speech: preposition
Words that come after prepositions have genitive case
Attached to the word that follows.

that

ﺃَﻥَّ
Pronounciation: 'anna
English translation: that
Part of speech: other

duck

ﺑَﻄَّﺔً
Pronounciation: baTTatan
English translation (of the word in its basic form): duck
Part of speech: noun
case: accusative
definiteness: indefinite form
gender: feminine
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.

The base form of the word duck

ﺑَﻄَّﺔ
baTTa
(singular, indefinite, no case)

to be

ﻛَﺎﻧَﺖ
Pronounciation: kaanat
English translation (of the word in its basic form): to be
Part of speech: verb
person: she
tense: past tense

The base form of the word to be

ﻛَﺎﻥَ
kaana
(past tense he)

to swim

ﺗَﺴﺒَﺢُ
Pronounciation: tasbaHu
English translation (of the word in its basic form): to swim
Part of speech: verb
person: she
tense: present tense

The base form of the word to swim

ﺳَﺒَﺢَ
sabaHa
(past tense he)

in

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

river

ﺍَﻟﻨَّﻬﺮِ
Pronounciation: annahri
English translation (of the word in its basic form): river
Part of speech: noun
case: genetive
definiteness: definite form
gender: masculine
The word has genitive case since it follows a preposition.

The base form of the word river

ﻧَﻬﺮ
nahr
(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.