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هَلْ أَكَلَتِ الفِئْرَان الحَد…

هَلْ أَكَلَتِ الفِئْرَان الحَدِيْد؟! Did the Mice Eat the Iron?! The following story is an abridged one. It is taken from a series of long stories written by Mohammed Al-Abrashi. The original text is written in a more …

نَاقُوسُ العَدَالَة

نَاقُوسُ العَدَالَةقَدِيْمًا، اِشْتَرَى مَلِكٌ عَادِلٌ نَاقُوْسًا كَبِيْرًا. عَلَّقَ المَلِكُ فِي النَاقُوْسِ حَبْلًا طَوِيْلًا، وَوَضَعَهُ فِي سُوْقِ المَدِيْنَةِ، وسَمَّاهُ: (نَاقُوْسُ العَدَالَةِ). دَعَا المَلِكُ…

What is hamza in Arabic?

What is hamza in Arabic? What is hamza in Arabic? [hamza] is the first letter of the Arabic Alphabet [alif, ba, ta …], so it is basically the [alif]. However, there are two types of [alif]. As for its position in the wo…

What is Alif al-Wasl?

What is Alif al-Wasl? What is alif al-wasl? The word [wasl] means ‘connection’. So, [alif al-wasl] أَلِف الوَصْل is ‘connective alif.’ It connects the word in which it occurs with the preceding word so that speech sound…

What is Tanween?

What is Tanween? What is tanween in Arabic?  The English word for tanween is ‘nunation.’ Only nouns get nunation, but not all nouns. Certain nouns, all types of pronouns, which are classified as nouns in Arabic, verbs, …

Simple Arabic Grammar Terms (1…

Simple Arabic Grammar Terms (1) This lesson reviews the Arabic grammar terms that you encountered in the previous lessons. It includes a list of the terms. Each term is explained. There is are examples for each.[captio…

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] w…

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…
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