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30 Common Opposites in Arabic with Examples Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

When learning a foreign language, a successful way to augment our vocabulary is through opposites. These words are used to describe people and/or things, hence commonly known as ‘adjectives.’ Even though they have other names in Arabic grammar, for now look at this list, go over it periodically and several times for speedier and lasting…

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Practise Parts of Speech Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

In this post, we revise the Arabic parts of speech. A noun (الاسم) is a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Adjectives (الصفة) are words that describe or modify nouns The verb (الفعل) signals an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. Whether mental, physical, or mechanical, verbs always…

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Arabic Diptotes: Adjectives Posted by on Feb 19, 2011

In this post, I explain diptotes (الممنوع من الصرف) in relation to adjectives. There are some adjectives that are diptotes, i.e. they do not take nunation (تنوين) when indefinite, and that are marked by (ـُ) for the nominative case and with (ـَ) for both accusative and genitive cases. All adjectives that have the pattern (أفعل)…

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Arabic Adjectives and their Opposites Posted by on Mar 8, 2010

In this post, I present some simple adjectives and their opposites. It is also handy to know the word that can be used to negate adjectives, more or less like the English prefix, un- which is (غير). We use it before an adjective to negate it, e.g. (معروف) means ‘well-known’, while (غير معروف) means ‘un-known…

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