Lesson 3 - Gender of Nouns

1) In the lesson we learn feminine word endings. What about masculine word endings?

There are no specific signs that a word is masculine in Arabic but instead the absence of one of the feminine word endings will usually indicate that the word is masculine. That being said there are some masculine words that have feminine endings, like the name hamzah, and there are some words that do not have feminine endings but are still treated as feminine as mentioned in the lesson.

Lesson 7 - Pointing Nouns

1) Are there other words that are mabnī in the Arabic language?

Yes, there are many words that are mabnī, meaning that they do not change based on the case. In English, this is the default whereas case endings are the exception. In Arabic, it is more balanced and there is almost an even distribution between the types of words that are mabnī and those that are not.

2) Are pointing nouns definite or indefinite?

They are always definite.