Arabic Language

The Basic Present Verbal Sente…

The Basic Present Verbal Sentence As explained in the previous lesson, the basic past verbal sentence الجُمْلَةُ الفِعْلِيَّة is composed of a verb فِعْل, a subject فَاعِل, and an object مَفْعُول, which may be optional.…

The Basic Past Verbal Sentence

The Basic Past Verbal Sentences The basic past Arabic verbal sentence الجُمْلَة الفِعْلِيَّة [al-jumlah al-fi‘liiyah] can be a word or a group of words that express a complete action. It starts with a verb فِعْل [fi‘l] …

Arabic Verb Types

Familiarity with Arabic verb types is important for correct verb conjugation and usage. These types are based on the structure of the verb root, the component letters of the verb root, whether the verb requires a complem…

Attached Subject Pronouns with…

As explained earlier, the irregular verb الفِعْلُ المُعْتَل in Arabic is the verb that includes a weak letter حَرْفُ عِلَّة (i.e. ا ، و ، ي). It is considered irregular because its root changes while appending attached s…

Attached Subject Pronouns with…

A regular perfective verb الفِعْل المَاضِي الصَّحِيْح, explained in a previous lesson, is the verb that does not include a long vowel حَرْفُ عِلَّة (i.e. و ، ا ، ي). The absence of the long vowel makes its conjugation wi…

Attached Subject Pronouns with…

The attached subject pronoun ضَمِيْر فَاعِل مُتَّصِل, as its name suggests, functions as the verb subject. In the previous lesson, you learned about the attached subject pronouns that we add to the perfective verb الفِعْ…

Attached Subject Pronouns with…

In a previous lesson, we briefly looked at the common personal pronouns. The personal pronoun الضَّمِيْر المُنْفَصِل refers to the person who’s speaking (1st person), the person we speak to (2nd person), or the person we…

50 Common Arabic Regular Verbs

Based on the letters they are composed of, verbs الأَفْعَال in Arabic are classified into regular and irregular. The regular are the verbs that do not include a weak letter (i.e. ا, و, or ي). When conjugated into the var…

Basic Arabic Nominal Sentences

A nominal sentence الجُمْلَة الاِسْمِيَّة is as sentence that starts with a noun, such as البَيْت ‘the house’, الرَّجُل ‘the man’, الجَامِعَة ‘the university’, كِتَابِي ‘my book’ صَدِيْقُهُ ‘his friend’ and so forth. One…

Basic Arabic Word-formation Ru…

Masculine المُذَكَّر and Feminine المُؤَنَّث: Arabic has a gender. That is, nouns and adjectives are either masculine مُذَكَّر or feminine مُؤَنَّث. Masculine is the basic form. The feminine formed by adding the femi…
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