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Some Insights into Arabic Verb Usage (1) Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

Certain rules of Arabic verb conjunction, formation, meaning, and pronunciation are oftentimes overlooked because they are minute and needs a meticulous learner or instructor to discover and/or pay attention to. Knowing these niceties lead to more accurate language use and speedier language learning overall. This post gives a list of rules and illustrations that concern…

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Practise Parts of Speech Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

In this post, we revise the Arabic parts of speech. A noun (الاسم) is a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Adjectives (الصفة) are words that describe or modify nouns The verb (الفعل) signals an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. Whether mental, physical, or mechanical, verbs always…

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Verb Determiners in Arabic Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

Ahlan أهــْــلاً , Arabic lovers! In the post Basics of Arabic Grammar, we learnt that Arabic parts of speech are mainly; a noun, a verb or a particle. But how can we differentiate between these parts of speech? In a previous post, we learnt about the Noun Determiners and I am sure that all of…

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Fisal’s Arabic-English Dictionary Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

    Ahlan Arabic lovers! Do you have an Arabic-English dictionary? Having a dictionary is very helpful in learning a foreign language. In today’s post, I present all the dictionary entries (posts) that I have already published in the Transparent Arabic Blog up till now like what I have done in the Index of Arabic…

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Fisal’s Dictionary: “to move” Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

Fisal’s Dictionary: “to move  حــَــرَك”     Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary in order to discover some of its secrets. We will look up the root verb حـَـرَكَ  and explore some of its derivatives. * حـَـرَكَ    [V.I.] = 1- To feel or complain about some…

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Verb Effect أثر الفعل Posted by on Jul 5, 2011

Transitive Verbs الأفعال المتعدية   Intransitive Verbs الأفعال اللازمة Today, we are going to learn some more about verbs and their effect. Verbs fall into TWO categories according to the effect they do to the subject and the object:   1)      The Transitive Verb  الفعل المتعدى /Motad’di Verb/                               It is the verb that…

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Weak Verbs: The Naaqis (Defective) Verb الفعل الناقص Posted by on Jun 1, 2011

We said before that a weak verb is that which has one or two sick letters in its base (root). The letters that make a verb weak are: Waw (و ), Alif (ا ) and Yaa (ى ). The position of the sick letter in the root verb determines the type of the weak verb…

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