Arabic Language

بَطـــَــلُ أَثِينـــَــا

بَطـــَــلُ أَثِينـــَــا This is an Arabic short story for foreigners / for non-Arabs. It is taken from a series of long stories which Kamil Kilani wrote. The original text is in more advanced Arabic. This version has …

Vowels in Arabic

Vowels in Arabic Vowels in Arabic are called harakat حَرَكَات, the singular of which is haraka حَرَكَة. Fortunately for the learners of Arabic as a foreign language, they are simple and limited. They are simple in that …

الأَمِيــْــرَةُ القَاسِيــَــةُ

الأَمِيــْــرَةُ القَاسِيــَــةُ This is an Arabic short story for foreigners / for non-Arabs. It is taken from a series of long stories which Kamil Kilani wrote. The original text is in more advanced Arabic. This versi…

What is shadda?

What is shadda? What is shadda? shadda شَدَّة is a diacritical mark that is indicated by the sign ( ـّ ). It means the doubling of a consonant. In other words, the consonant over which the shadda is place is to be sound…

What is taa marbuta?

What is taa marbuta? What is taa marbuta? taa marbuta is the taa that always occurs at the end of certain nouns and adjectives. If connected to the preceding letter, it is written like this ـة, as in سَاعَة ‘watch’, فَا…

Silent alif al-wasl

Silent alif al-wasl Silent alif al-wasl is the conjunctive alif that is not pronounced in connected speech. When we speak, it is common that we assimilate, drop, or blend certain sounds. In English, for example, the phr…
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