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The Arabic Imperative (Part 4) Posted by on Nov 30, 2009

In this post, I explain the imperative (الأمر) of verb forms VII, VIII and X. In these three verb forms, the imperative is expressed by changing the voweling of the verb so that a short i (كسرة) is placed on the letter before last, as follows: Form VII(انفعل) اِنْتَظَر (wait) اِنْشَغَل (keep busy) أنتَ اِنْتَظِرْ…

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The Arabic Imperative (Part 3) Posted by on Nov 28, 2009

In this post, I explain the imperative (الأمر) with verb forms V (تفعَّل) and VI (تفاعل). In these two verb forms, the imperative does not involve changing the internal voweling of the verb; therefore, the imperative is expressed as follows: Form V (تفعَّل) تَحَرَّك(move) تَنَقَّل (move around) تَوَقَّف (stop) أنتَ تَحَرَّكْ تَنَقَّلْ تَوَقَّفْ أنتِ تَحَرَّكي…

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The Arabic Imperative (Part 2) Posted by on Nov 25, 2009

In this post, I explain the imperative (الأمر) with verb forms II – IV. In these three verb forms, the imperative is expressed by changing the voweling of the verb so that a short i (كسرة) is placed on the letter before last, as follows: Form II (فعَّل) شجَّع(encourage) كَسَّر (break) رَتَّب (arrange) أنتَ شَجِّعْ…

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The Arabic Imperative (Part 1) Posted by on Nov 23, 2009

The imperative (الأمر) is used to make orders. It is addressed to a person or persons; therefore, verbs are conjugated with second person pronouns only, i.e. ‘you’ (أنتَ – أنتِ – أنتما – أنتم – أنتن). Verbs that contain three letters follow the pattern (افعلْ) and take the appropriate endings according to gender and number,…

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Arabic Vocabulary: Fruit Posted by on Nov 17, 2009

In this post, I give a list of words related to fruits. In future posts, I will give more lists related to other types of food, like vegetables, bakery, sweets, etc. I hope you learn them and find them useful. فَاكِهة fruit تُفَّاح apple بُرتُقال orange مَوز banana كُمِّثرى pear بَلَح date مِشمِش apricot خوخ…

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