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Basic Arabic: Essential Topical Words and Phrases (1) Posted by on Sep 29, 2018

This post provides a list of basic words and phrases that can be used by beginning learners of Arabic as a metalanguage in the course of their learning. Education  تَعْلِيْم ta‘liim اِبْتِدَائِي ibtidaa’ii elementary اِخْتِبَار ikhtibaar test اِمْتِحَان imtiHaan exam فَحْص faHS test/exam/quiz إِعْدَادِي ’i‘daadii preparatory تَخَصُّص takhaSSuS major/specialization ثَانَوِي thaanawii secondary جَامِعَة jaami‘ah university…

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5 Common Prepositions in Arabic Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

In learning another language, one good thing about prepositions is that they are limited, i.e. belong to a closed class of words, just like pronouns. Besides, in the case of Arabic, they are simple when conjugating them with pronouns (i.e. appending pronouns to them). There are seventeen prepositions in Arabic. Here, we look at the…

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Practice Pronoun Suffixes Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

In this post, I present a quick revision and some exercises to practice the use of pronoun suffixes. Personal pronouns in Arabic appear as separate words in subject position, however when they appear as possessive pronouns at the end of nouns and as object pronouns at the end of verbs, they become suffixes. Please check…

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Definite Nouns : Pronouns (2) الضمائر Posted by on Mar 26, 2011

Last time we discussed the definition of pronouns and learnt about the first type of the Visible Pronouns. Today we look at the second type of the visible pronouns. Type (2) of the Visible Pronouns (2)   The Attached (Suffix) Pronoun الضمير المتصل   This type has THREE sub-categories according to the job each does in…

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Definite Nouns : Pronouns (1) الضمائر Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

A pronoun is a noun or word that refers to any of the three persons;     1- The first person pronouns ضمائر المتكلم  referring to the person speaking.     2- The second person pronouns ضمائر المخاطب referring to the person addressed.      3- The third person pronouns ضمائر الغائب   referring to the absent person or thing.   Types…

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