Translation and Pronunciation in an Anthem (ENGLISH-ARABIC)
Because so many of you have asked me about the Algerian anthem, I have created this little lesson around it. LESSON 1: Practice translation here: LESSON 2: Read, Listen, pause, re-read! Excellent reading practice, especially to review or drill sun and moon letters, as well as WASLA, in the pronunciation of the definite article and the following consonant.
10 Things You Need to Know about the IMMEDIATE FAMILY in Arabic
10 Things You Need to Know about the IMMEDIATE FAMILY in Arabic In spoken Arabic, the word for “extended family”, عائلة, is often used to refer to the immediate family. People will often say: كيف العائلة؟ (in their own dialect, of course), meaning: كيف الأسرة؟.
5 Things You Need to Know About غَير
غَير will remind you of the verb غَيَّرَ, which means “to change”. It denotes “a change” and is commonly used in the following five ways: 1- You have probably seen it A LOT with adjectives, as in: غَيرُ مُمكِنٍ = Not possible غَيرُ صَحيحٍ ٍ = Not correct 2- With…
Arabic Noun and Adjective Declensions: Nominative
Arabic nouns and adjectives take one of the following three declensions: marfuu3 (nominative) manSuub (accusative) majruur (genitive/prepositional). NOMINATIVE = مرفوع ــــُـــــ ١- قرأ المدرسُ / مدرسٌ ٢- قرأ المدرسان/ مدرسانِ ٣- قرأ المدرسون/ مدرسونَ
12 Things You Need to Know About the Arabic Alphabet
The Arabic alphabet is not as complicated as you may think! Arabic is written (and read) right to left. Keep this in mind while reading this article! There are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet. Notice how several letters have similar bodies (in the same color). Once you learn how…
The Subjunctive in Arabic
The mark of subjunctive is known to be “fat7a”, a, in which case it is usually not visible in regular texts such as newspapers and books, and not pronounced in less formal contexts. Students often wonder why they have to learn declensions, if they are not written or pronounced. Well, here is a situation (among many) where they have to be written…. and pronounced! The mark of the subjunctive is not always “fat7a”, a!
How to Preserve your Mother Tongue at Home When Living Abroad
Parents often ask: “What can I do to make sure my kids know and don’t forget our mother tongue?”. Wherever you are, abroad, if you are not careful, your child will undoubtedly adopt the local language once in school, or even before. To avoid this, try the following: Speak your…