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In English, the article “the” is easily added to turn an indefinite noun into a definite one. Arabic does the exact same thing with the article al. The article “the” is the ال meaning in Arabic. You’ll find al in Arabic surnames, adjectives, and all nouns. To break it down, al is made of two Arabic letters: أ referred to as alif, and ل referred to as lam....

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Today is all about women. Many languages use some sort of feminine marker to refer to females.  The Arabic language is no different. Masculine in Arabic is مذكّر pronounced /muthakkar/ and feminine in Arabic is مؤنث pronounced /mo’annath/. The masculine has no marker, but the feminine is taken from the masculine version of the word, with a girl’s special sprinkle on it to make it appropriate...

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The beautiful country of Morocco has a very rich and varied culture. This is mostly thanks to the mix of other cultures such as the Arabs, Romans, Europeans and Jews that have influenced the area at one time or another throughout history. And since the population is mostly dominated these days by Arab ethnic groups, Moroccan traditional clothing tends to lean more towards this way...

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The Arabic alphabet is a journey of its own. Pronunciation and formation of the actual letter depends on whether it is in the sentence and what tashkeel is present for the pronunciation to occur accordingly. Today’s lesson is all about the twin sisters Ra and Zayn. They both look almost exactly the same, if it wasn’t for a dot that essentially created all the difference...

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Of the 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet, we are going to talk about three letters today: Ba, Ta and Tha. Let’s get going on the Arabic alphabet in English! Ba ب This letter is the second one in the Arabic alphabet. In English, the letter B corresponds to the Arabic Ba. This letter is one of the first ones to be pronounced by babies when they...

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Arabic Grammar Conjunctions

As the case with English, conjunctions serve the same purpose that we know of: to connect sentences and make our writing less repetitive. Arabic conjunctions, referred to as “عطف” /atf/, are fixed and limited. Here is the only list of conjunctions in Arabic you will ever need. “و” /wa/ What is the number one conjunction that everyone is guilty of over-using? It’s “and”. Arab speakers do so...

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