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A Taste of Yemeni and Arabic O…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Music
This post gives a taste of Yemeni and Arabic oud music. العُوْد ‘the oud’ is a musical instrument used in the Middle East and North Africa. Its name was derived from the Arabic word عُوْد ‘a piece of wood’ as it is …

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, …

Modern Religious Ideologies in…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
Most Arabs define being an Arab as one who speaks Arabic and views the history of Arabs as an integral part of his/her cultural identity. Arabs are predominantly Muslims, but they have different religious ideologies. Thi…

saltah سَلْتَة: Yemen’s Nation…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Food
Bint aS-SaHn بِنْت الصَّحْن , sousi سُوْسِي , shafoot / shafout شَفُوْت, and saltah سَلْتَة - Yemen's national dish - are some delicious Arabic dishes that are peculiar to Yemen. While the others are popular on special d…

The Arabic Alphabet (3)

Arabic is a cursive language; its letters must be joined to form words. This entails that they change their shapes. The change in shape is not straightforward, as a letter can have three different shapes: one at the begi…

The Arabic Alphabet (2)

In the previous lesson, you learned the Arabic Alphabet and their pronunciation which varies according to the short vowel (i.e. al-Harakah al-qaSiirah) that accompanies them. For example, the letter ل can be pronounced a…
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The Basic Nominal Sentence

October 24, 2018
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Attached Pronouns

October 22, 2018
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Noun-Adjective Agreement

October 18, 2018
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October 9, 2018
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Arabic Short Stories for Forei…

Following are Arabic-short-stories-for-foreigners. The original texts of these stories were written by Kamil Kilani and Mohammed Al-Abrashi. They were meant for Arabic speakers. We, at Ibnulyemen Arabic, abridged them an…

Attached Pronouns

October 10, 2018
Attached pronouns in Arabic are pronominal suffixes; for each separate pronoun there is a corresponding attached pronoun. These pronominal suffixes are are attached to nouns, prepositions, and verbs. With nouns, they fun…