Arabic Language

الْأَمِيــْــرَةُ الْقَاسِيــَــةُ

الْأَمِيــْــرَةُ الْقَاسِيــَــةُ 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 ver…

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 placed is to be soun…

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…

ثَمَــــرَةُ الْخِـــــلَافِ

ثَمَرَةُ الْخِلَافِ The following Arabic short story is an abridged one. It is from a series of long stories which Kamil Kilani wrote. The original text is in a more advanced Arabic. This version is a simplified one. …

عُمَــــارَةُ

عُمَــــارَةُ The following Arabic short story is an abridged one. It is from a series of long stories which Kamil Kilani wrote. The original text is in a more advanced Arabic. This version is a simplified one. كَا…
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