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Beauty of the Arabic Language (1) Posted by on Jan 30, 2016

   Ahlan أهــْــلاً , Arabic lovers! Today’s post will be the first of a series to explore the beauty of the Arabic language through the study of some special phrases and sentences. I will explain the sentence or phrase, translate it and compare it to a similar one. We will also explore the importance of…

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Verbal Sentence: The Subject/Doer (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 17, 2012

      Today we are going to continue our study of the second element in the Verbal Sentence الـجـمـلــة الـفـعـلـيـــة ; the subject. We have already known that the subject or the doer الــفــاعــِــل of an action is a noun (or a pronoun) that is in the Nominative Case حــَــالــَــةُ الــرَّفــْــعِ and is preceded by an…

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Arabic Sentences: The Verbal Sentence Posted by on Aug 12, 2012

We have already studied the Nominal Sentence الـجــُــمــلــة الاســمــيـــة . Today, we are going to study the second type of the Arabic Sentences which is the Verbal Sentence الــجــمــلــة الــفــعــلــيـــة . Simply speaking, the verbal sentence in the Arabic language is the sentence that starts with a verb فـِــعـــْـــل . It consists of a verb…

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Kada and Sisters (Part 2): The Predicate Posted by on Apr 14, 2012

     Kada and its Sisters are special verbs in the Arabic language. We have been introduced to them and their meanings in an earlier post; (Kada and Sisters: Part 1). Today, we will know more about these verbs and about their predicate. Like the verb Kana and its Sisters, the verb Kada and its Sisters…

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Mabni Words الكلمات المبنية Posted by on Aug 13, 2011

         In my previous post, we were introduced to the two grammatical terms of Mo’rab and Mabni. We learnt that a Mo’rab word is that which changes the harakah at its end and the Mabni word is that which is always the same with no change of harakah at its end. Most nouns and present…

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Al-I’rab & Al-Binaa الإعراب و البناء Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

  We already know that Arabic words are either a noun اسم , a verb فعل  or a harf (particle) حرف . Today we say that all Arabic words الكلمات are either Mo’rab(ah) مُعربة or Mabni(yah) مبنية but what do these terms mean? A Mo’rab word is that word which changes the shape of its ending…

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