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Yemeni Music: A Taste of It

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Arabic Music
Yemeni music is mostly oud-based. 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 wor…

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 the Arab …

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
What are modern religious ideologies in the Arab World? 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 Mu…

saltah سَلْتَة: Yemen’s National Dish

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Arabic Food
Yemen national dish is without a doubt salta سَلْتَه. Other popular dishes in Yemen are Bint aS-SaHn بِنْت الصَّحْن , sousi سُوْسِي , and shafoot / shafout شَفُوْت. These dishes are peculiar to Yemen. While the others ar…

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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Latest Tests

Reading Comprehension Test (7)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (7) Read the Story عِقْدُ اللُّؤلُؤِ and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (6)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (6) Read the Story أُمٌّ عَظِيمَةٌ and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (5)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (5) Read the Story الْبَيْتُ الْمَسْكُون and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (4)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (4) Read the Story ثَوْبُ الأَذْكِيَاءِ and answer the following questions.

Latest E-books & Handouts

Ibnulyemen Arabic Attached Pronouns

March 3, 2020
Attached pronouns in Arabic are the pronouns that we attach to verbs, nouns, prepositions, or particles. Generally speaking, pronouns in Arabic are separate, attached, or implicit (i.e. implied or not overt). The separat…

Ibnulyemen Arabic Alphabet and Cursive W…

February 13, 2020
Arabic is a right-to-left cursive language. This short e-book "Ibnulyemen Arabic Alphabet and Cursive Writing" typographically shows how the Arabic letters are connected to to form words. There are twenty-eight letters i…

Ibnulyemen Arabic Short Stories for Non-…

February 4, 2020
This is a short e-book of eleven short stories written in simplified Arabic. The original versions of these stories were written by Kamel Kilani and Mohammed Al-Abrashi, both Egyptian writers. They are fairly long and me…

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…