Arabic Language

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…

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…

This lesson is about the attached subject pronouns with the regular imperfective verbs. The attached subject pronoun ضَمِيْر فَاعِل مُتَّصِل, as its name suggests, functions as the verb subject. In the previous lesson, y…

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…
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