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Basics of Arabic Grammar Posted by on Jan 20, 2016

Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Today, we will go back to the basics for some refreshment. Arabic العربية is like any other language. It is a means وسيلة of expressionتعبير and communication تواصُل. It consists of letters حروف that make up words كلمات, phrases عبارات and sentences جُمل. Any speech كلام that consist of two, three or…

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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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Kana and Sisters (Part 3) Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

Kana and Sisters (Part 3) كانَ و أخواتها      Kana and its sisters are special verbs in the Arabic Grammar. These verbs come at the  beginning of the  nominative sentence. The Mubtada of the nominative sentence becomes the noun subject (Ism) of Kana and sisters wheareas the Khabar becomes the Khabar of Kana and sisters…

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Kana and Sisters (Part 2) Posted by on Jan 18, 2012

             Now that we have learnt the verb Kana and its sisters, we should all ask: What do these verbs mean? What do they refer to? What are they used for? In today’s post, we will try to answer these Questions. We will look at these verbs in different categories according to their use…

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Kana and Sisters (1) Posted by on Jan 16, 2012

Kana and Sisters (1) كان و أخواتها The Nominal sentence consists of two parts; the subject (Mubtada) and the predicate  (Khabar). Both parts of the nominal sentence are always in the Nominative (Marfo’) Case حالة الرفع . The Nominative Case means that the noun often has a Dammah or a Damm Tanween on its ending. Today…

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The Nominal Sentence; Wrapping Up Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Today, In Sha’a Allah, we will wrap up all what we have learnt about the nominal sentence up till now.  The Nominal Sentence consists of two parts; the first is a noun and it is called the subject or the Mubtada المبتدأ . The second part is called the predicate or Al-Khabar الخبر…

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Multiplication of the Predicate Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

The nominal sentence الجملة الاسمية  starts with a noun. It consists of two main items; the Mubtada المبتدأ and the Predicate (Al-Khabar الخبر ). The Mubtada is the noun that we speak about or judge and can be any grammatical item that acts as a noun; ( The Khabar is what we say about the…

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