Learning Arabic

In hopes of helping others with Arabic, I have uploaded several documents that were either given as handouts of my class or that I created myself during my own studies. Please feel free to browse through these documents and use any of them to help you learn Arabic. These documents are each available as sub-topics below.

Arab Countries and Capitals

This document lists each Arab country and their capital, both in English and Arabic. A common mistake is to for people to believe that Turkey and Iran are Arab countries. Turkey is a Turkish country whose language is very different from Arabic. Iran is a Persian country who primary language is Farsi.

Arabic Alphabet

In order to help others learn or practice Arabic, I have scanned the page into my computer and making it available online. I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback on this and other documents I have on my website.

Arabic Pronouns

This document lists the 12 pronouns in the Arabic language. Arabic has pronouns for only male and female. Arabic also has pronouns for Dual, meaning a reference to 2 men, 2 women, or a male/female mix

Arabic Tanwin

This document lists the three different forms of the Tanwin, which are nominal and adjectival suffixes. The Tanwin is typically found in the Qur'an, the holy text of Islam. While they are pronounced while formally reciting the Qur'an, they are normally not pronounced when speaking informally.

Verb Conjugation

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is designed to list Arab verbs covered in my class, and breakdown each form of conjugation based on pronoun used. I have created a tab for present and past tense. There is no formal future tense in Arabic, which simple adds "sa-" to the beginning of the present tense verb to denote future action.