Arabic Grammar

In English, definite nouns are usually preceded by “the” (i.e. the book, the students) and indefinite nouns with “a”,  “an”  or no article at all(i.e. a student, tables). Arabic also kind of works the same way as it has definite and indefinite nouns. In Arabic, the Arabic definite article attaches to the word that it precedes. theالـthe bookالـكتاب When the definite article comes before a noun, then that...

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The Doer The active participle is literally just that: the doer of the action that is going to be done in the sentence. Arabic grammar lesson right here.اسم الفاعل /ism al fa’il/, which translates to the name of the doer, is the active participle that is our lesson for today.  It takes the verb and changes it to the same form or structure or the word...

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One question we hear quite often at Kaleela is, “I’m learning Arabic for beginners, but I want to learn it more quickly. What’s the smart way to do that?” Well, whether you’re trying to teach yourself Arabic or still in your classroom’s beginner’s Arabic book, you’re in luck today. Why’s that? Well, that’s because today we’re showing you with three smart ways that you can...

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If you’ve been studying Arabic for awhile now and you’re not reading blogs in Arabic yet, today is the day to start. Find out why and how to get started in this article.

There are plenty of blogs out there for just about any subject you might be interested in from sports blogs to make-up tutorial blogs to blogs on how to make better blogs. And these blogs on just about every subject come in just about every language – including Arabic. Now, you may be thinking: “Sure, I know there’re Arabic blogs out there, but I don’t think...

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"Grammar is a piano I play by ear.” – Joan Didion. Here you can learn how to overcome the fear of Arabic grammar and how you can amp up your Arabic studies

There are many ways learning a new language benefits you. It will broaden your horizons, for example, and better yourself as a person. However, sometimes it can also be intimidating to many others. We can’t tell you the number of times people ask us, “Is Arabic a hard language to learn?”. While there are some parts of Arabic, like grammar, that doesn’t make it the...

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In Arabic syntax and morphology, you’ll start seeing the Arabic grammar nouns, verbs, tenses, and all Arabic grammar rules differently. Welcome to Arabic grammar for beginners. Today is all about Arabic syntax and morphology. To make it easier, we have made some Arabic syntax vs English syntax references to get the grasp of it. Words in the Arabic syntax can be divided into nouns, verbs, or particles....

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Let’s get introduced to the Arabic vocative particle yaa يا which will help us call people the right way. Click here for more on the vocative particle!

Today’s lesson is about the Arabic vocative particle and this vocative particle is called yaa يا. What is the vocative particle? It is when you need to call someone. The Arabic vocative is called النداء /al nida’/, which literally means the calling. The verb of this is called ينادي  /yonadi/ which means (he) calls. It is often referred to as the Arabic vocative style which translates...

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What are the rules concerning helping vowels? Find out here about Arabic vowels. Click here for the Arabic alphabet: vowels lessons

Arabic vowels, similar to English ones, give a voice to the language. What’s a language without vowels, right? In Arabic, however, there are fewer vowels than English.   The rules concerning helping vowels are broken down into three. Once you recognize them, helping vowels are an easy A. It is all about the haraka of the proceeding vowel and the helping vowel. The Arabic Alphabet: Vowels lesson...

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Get introduced to idaafa phrases through our al-idaafa الإضافة lesson on idaafa construction in Arabic! Click here for more on definite/indefinite idaafa!

Arabic rules in grammar are not as difficult if you follow the rules carefully. Unlike English, Arabic does not have too many roots from which the language has formed. English, for example, has words from Latin, Greek and even French roots. The same cannot be said about Arabic. This makes rules easy to understand. There are barely any exceptions to the general rules. So let...

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Arabic morphology online material ready for Arabic learners. Learn Arabic verb morphology and Arabic grammar in our lesson

Searching for Arabic morphology online? Search no more. We have the basics covered here for you. Arabic verb morphology has rules that it abides by and if recognized, everything will fall into place. Let’s first define Arabic morphology which is referred to as صرف /sarf/ or تصريف /tasreef/ (the verb version of it). In Arabic morphology, some internal changes of a word take place and this...

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