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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…

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 …
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The Basic Nominal Sentence

October 24, 2018
Choose the correct answer. Pay attention to both form and meaning.

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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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…