Arabic Language

Attached Subject Pronouns with…

In this lesson, we look at the attached subject pronouns with regular perfective verbs. In a previous lesson, we briefly looked at the common personal pronouns. The personal pronoun الضَّمِيْر المُنْفَصِل refers to the p…

50 Common Arabic Regular Verbs

This post lists 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…

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…

Sun Letters and Moon Letters

Arabic letters are classified into two categories: sun letters and moon letters. This classification is triggered by the Arabic definite article ال which is added to the beginning of indefinite words. Basically, the laam…

Mispronounced Arabic Sounds

In learning a new language, we come across sounds that does not exist in our native language. Unless we get enough exposure to and practice of these sounds in the early stages of our learning, most of us tend to misprono…

Arabic Cursive Writing (2)

One characteristic of Arabic that makes its writing easy is that it is a phonetic language. That is, there is generally a one-to-one correspondence between the spoken form and the written form. In other words, there are …

The Inception of Arabic Gramma…

The Inception of Arabic Grammar The person behind the inception of Arabic grammar was Imam Ali ben Abi Talib الإِمَامُ عَلِي بِنْ أَبِي طَالِب, the cousin of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his son in-law. He wrote the firs…

Learn Arabic via Skype

If you want to improve your knowledge of Arabic, Ibnulyemen Arabic provides directed and personalized learning. That is,  our lessons are conversation-, grammar-, or vocabulary-based. For example, we provide our students…

Arabic Cursive Writing (1)

In the previous lesson, you learn why a word in Arabic that is composed of the same letters can have multiple different meanings. The word سلم is composed of س, then ل, and finally م. Their shape in isolation is slightly…
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