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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 placed is to be soun…

What is Fasting in Islam?

April 23, 2020 Arabic Culture,Religion
What is Fasting in Islam? Fasting in Arabic is صَوْم or صِيَام. Linguistically, both words are verbal nouns of the verb صَامَ. Generally speaking, صَامَ means to refrain from doing something. To say صَامَ عَنِ الْكَلَام…

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…

ثمَــــرَةُ الْخِـــــلَافِ

ثمَــــرَةُ الْخِـــــلَافِ 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…
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Latest Tests

Reading Comprehension Test (12)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (12) Read the Story نَجْمَةٌ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ and answer the following questions.  

Reading Comprehension Test (11)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (11) Read the Story الْكَنْزُ and answer the following questions.  

Reading Comprehension Test (10)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (10) Read the Story نُعْمَانُ and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (9)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (9) Read the Story الْأَبْنَاءُ الثَّلَاثَةُ 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 Writing

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-natives

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…