Arabic Language

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…

Diacritics in Arabic (3)

In the previous lesson, you learned about the shape of the diacritical marks and where they are positioned in relation to letters, i.e. above or below. This lesson is about the importance and role of diacritics. The four…

Diacritics in Arabic (2)

In the previous lesson, you learned that Arabic certainly has vowels, but they are not written, especially in Modern Standard Arabic, because they are diacritical, i.e. not actual letters. These vowels are called short v…

Diacritics in Arabic (1)

Is there a word in English without a vowel? No. There cannot be a word without a vowel. Vowels help us divide words into syllables; besides, it is articulatorily difficult to move from one consonant to another. Therefore…

Transliteration of Arabic Lett…

In the initial stages of learning, using transliteration is inevitable and sometime useful. It facilitates transition from the pure beginner stage to upper-beginner stage; plus, it speeds up learning. This lesson present…

The Arabic Alphabet (4)

In the previous lesson, you came to know how the first fifteen Arabic letters are joined to other letters. You also learned that there are six letters that never join to letters that follow them. They are ا, د, ذ, ر, ز, …
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