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Basic Arabic Conversations Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

The primary goal of learning another language is communication, that is being able to use it in real-life communicative settings (i.e. in a restaurant, a hotel, a shop, when meeting someone new, and so forth). This post includes a list of the common Arabic conversational exchanges. Though I disfavor transliteration (because I view it as…

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Basic Sentence Structure in Arabic (I) Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

Structurally, there three types of sentences in Arabic: the basic الأَصْلِيَّة, the compound الكُبْرَى, and the clausal  الصًّغْرَى (i.e. a clause). The basic, which can be either verbal فِعْلِيَّة or nominal اِسْمِيَّة, has two parts. In the case of the verbal, which is our focus here, the first part is the verb الفِعْل and the…

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