Arabic grammar Tag

Today we’ll show you how to let people know who owns what. We’re talking about possessions and how to create them with the mighty idaafa!

We’re surprised that many students of Arabic have studied the language for years, yet still know little about the idaafa. After all, the idaafa (in Arabic الإضافة) is an extremely important part of Arabic grammar. You see, idaafa describe the distribution of the definite article in Arabic language in its two representations. Yet, it also shows possession in Arabic grammar. In today’s post we’ll be looking...

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If you are in your (50s), (60s), or (70s), this one is for you. You are NEVER too old to learn a language. Find out why with Kaleela.

Is it really too late to learn a language? Can anyone learn a second language? For so long, Scientists thought the brain can’t repair itself after damage, and so it’s hard to teach someone old something new. Hence the ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ phrase! However, it is never too late to learn a language. This means anyone can learn a second language...

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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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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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Personal pronouns in arabic

Our Arabic grammar lesson for today is all about pronouns. As you already know, pronouns are used to replace nouns in the English language. The same applies to Arabic. In this lesson, we are going to go over all three types of Arabic pronouns: personal, possessive, and demonstrative pronouns. Personal Pronouns ArabicTransliterationNo.Englishأنا/ana/SingularMe in Arabicأنتَ/anta/ SingularYou in Arabic (male)أنتِ/anti/SingularYou in Arabic (female)هو/huwa/SingularHim in Arabic (male)هي/hiya/SingularHer in Arabic (female)نحن/nahnu/PluralWe in...

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Arabic noun patterns and basics on nouns made easy in this Arabic grammar lesson on nouns in Arabic! Who said grammar is boring? Not with us

At Kaleela, we like to cover everything to make sure you have EVERYTHING you need when it comes to learning Arabic. Today is all about nouns in Arabic. Don’t worry though, Arabic grammar for that part of speech is so straightforward, you will be shocked from how fast you will learn. Arabic noun patterns and basics on nouns are categorized according to following classifications.  Definite vs....

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Pronouns are incredibly elementary. They are simply the I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they, and other variations we are all familiar with. We learn how to use these at a young age in school as a required grammar lesson, and, although grammar on its own is exceptionally important, pronouns are also drastically important when it comes to identification communication. Learning to correctly apply pronouns...

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