Free Arabic Language Lessons

What is Alif al-Wasl?

What is Alif al-Wasl? What is alif al-wasl? The word [wasl] means ‘connection’. So, [alif al-wasl] أَلِف الوَصْل is ‘connective alif.’ It connects the word in which it occurs with the preceding word so that speech sound…

What is Tanween?

What is Tanween? What is tanween in Arabic?  The English word for tanween is ‘nunation.’ Only nouns get nunation, but not all nouns. Certain nouns, all types of pronouns, which are classified as nouns in Arabic, verbs, …

Simple Arabic Grammar Terms (1)

Simple Arabic Grammar Terms (1) Arabic grammar terms of the previous lessons are listed and explained. Besides the explanation of grammar term, examples are given. A word that can be a subject فَاعِل, a topic…

The Basic Present Verbal Sentence

The Basic Present Verbal Sentence As explained in the previous lesson, the verbal sentence in Arabic الجُمْلَةُ الفِعْلِيَّة is composed of a verb فِعْل, a subject فَاعِل, and an object مَفْعُول, which may be optional. …

The Basic Past Verbal Sentence

The Basic Past Verbal Sentences The basic past verbal sentence in Arabic 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‘…

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…
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