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Archive for December, 2020

Environmental Wonders عجائب بيئية of Coronavirus Part One Posted by on Dec 9, 2020

In this post, I thought we’d learn some new Arabic vocabulary surrounding the topic of “environment” البيْئة. For context, we’ll watch a clip from Al-Jazeera talking about some of the environmental wonders caused by coronavirus فيروس كورونا in that due to people being quarantined الحَجر الصِحي and the closing of factories المَصانِع, air pollution تَلَوُّث…

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Temporal adverbs in Arabic (2) ظرف الزمان Posted by on Dec 4, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. We’re still focusing on temporal adverbs. You can catch up and read the previous post – the first part – by clicking here. In the last post, we started learning about adverbs in Arabic and started focusing on the first type, which is temporal adverbs ظروف…

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Forming Questions in MSA and Levantine Arabic Posted by on Dec 2, 2020

Questions الأسْئِلة are straightforward in Arabic. There is no special form of the verb used with questions. In this post, we’ll look at the way to form questions in Arabic in both MSA اللُغة العَرَبية الفُصحى and Levantine اللَّهْجَةُ الشَّامِيَّة using the appropriate question words. I have provided examples for practice and audio to help…

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Temporal adverbs in Arabic (1) ظرف الزمان Posted by on Dec 1, 2020

Hello dear Arabic learners! Welcome to a new blog post مرحبًا بكم في مدوّنة جديدة 🙂 Today, we’re going to be learning about a specific grammatical feature, and that is: adverbs الظروف  in Standard Arabic. This week, we’ll start with the temporal adverb ْظَرْفْ الزَّمَان (in two parts) and the two blog posts after will…

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