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Basic Arabic: Diacritical Marks Posted by on Sep 25, 2018

In an earlier post, you learned that short vowels الحَرَكَات القَصِيْرَة in Arabic are not represented by letters; rather, they are diacritical marks that are placed over or below regular consonant letters. These short vowels are the fatHah الفَتْحَة, the kasrah الكَسْرَة, and the DHammah الضَّمَّة. In addition, there are two other essential marks: the…

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House, kitchen and school vocabulary Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

In this post, I present a video that introduces vocabulary items in Arabic on 3 very interesting topics: the house, kitchen and school supplies. Watch the video, repeat the words and learn them. At the end of each section, there are some questions to test whether you have learnt the words. Enjoy!   المنزل  باب…

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Arabic Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Mar 25, 2010

Here is another post that deals with the writing and pronunciation of Arabic numbers. The table below gives the numbers in writing and transliteration of the sounds. The following video gives the numbers in a sound file with the writing. Please note that the youtube clip includes nunation (تنوين) at the end of each number…

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Arabic Letters Pronunciation Guide Posted by on Mar 21, 2010

Listen and learn how to transliterate and pronounce Arabic letters accurately.