I accidentally(!) started learning Levantine Arabic surrounded by friends in language cafés – and suddenly I realized I had started to learn like a child, out of pure joy! Listening, asking, repeating and suddenly identifying words, grammar, verbs. It was the most wonderful feeling, falling in love with a language and a culture through your friends – all at once. This was about 1,5 years ago and the few words, verbs and sentences I have learned (and been practicing a lot) since then has made me so happy.
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A mostly unknown fact is that the Arabic language is the most widely spoken Afroasiatic language. The Afroasiatic language family spreads across the majority of Africa and the Middle East and is made of 300 languages and dialects. A more popular fact among language lovers is that Arabic is a Semitic language much like Hebrew and Aramaic. This is good news for Hebrew speakers because these two languages belong to the Central Semitic language group and have much in common. For example, both Arabic and Hebrew use abjads. An adjab is a system in which each letter stands for a consonant rather than a vowel. This means that when you write in Arabic or Hebrew you have to provide the vowels by writing vowel marks.
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It would be a waste of time if you are not planning to use it for work or business relations. You would be better off learning Spanish or Chinese, two of the most common languages found in the America today. If you learn Chinese that is not only gravy, but sets you apart from the crowd. Not many Americans can speak Chinese. It will be more and more in demand much like Spanish
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I am learning MSA and I study grammar, listen intently to news videos and make transcripts if there’s no subtitles, and read them out, trying to mimic the pronunciation. My reading and writing is pretty good. I have one book on colloquial Egyptian – “a transformational grammar of spoken egyptian” by Hilary Wise which has stuff resembling a book on thermodynamics. I also had a book on colloquial Iraqi but I seem to have lost it.
The site’s goal is to spread worldwide literacy in Arabic, and you can catch up on current events while participating. Each simplified Arabic news article under their “Daily Training” section comes with a list of ten vocab words and five comprehension activities. There’s a translation app built right into the page, as well as a notebook for logged in users.
Our language experts have identified and selected the most common real life situations you can find yourself in. As a result, the app breaks the learning process down into short lessons and organizes them into extremely relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases related to that topic until you master it. Introducing yourself, getting around the city, buying a ticket, renting a hotel room or shopping - it’s all covered in detail so you can learn the essentials of the Arabic language in an easy and fun way. Before you know it you will be able have a real conversation in Arabic.
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The Learn Arabic with Kareem app is designed to teach kids and adults alike to learn to read Arabic without any prior knowledge or experience. The purpose of this app is to help you learn Arabic and to be able to read the Quran. This app is useful for kids, new reverts to Islam and anyone interested in learning how to read Arabic and the Qur'an The app has 160 lessons (two year curriculum) based on the 'NouRaNiyah' method..
At AlQuranClasses, we offer how to recite the Quran with its proper Tajweed rules. One can learn the articulation points of the Quran Arabic letters, basic Tajweed and Tarteel (combining theory and practice) and the regulations of Noon Saakinah, Meem Saakinah, and Lam Saakinah. Our Instructors introduce terms in Arabic and then translated into English.
Being one of the oldest spoken languages on Earth, Arabic has a rich history and influenced different languages worldwide. For example, Maltese has been greatly influenced by Arabic. This is because the Arabs conquered Sicily, Malta’s neighbor island, in the 9th century. But Arabic also influenced the western world with words like “admiral”, “coffee” and “giraffe” which have Arabic origins.
This is a great resource! Thank you! I teach elementary school and next year I will have several Arabic speaking families in my class. I’m excited to learn more about their culture and would love to learn Arabic to help me connect more with the families. I have my first assignment though – I need to find out where the families are mostly from so that I can focus on one language. I’m bookmarking this page! : )
The Prophet (saw) said that Arabism was not something passed by blood from father to son, but was in the language (and culture). He himself coming from what was described as an Adnani tribe, which was itself an ‘Arab tribe’ but not of ‘Arab’ origin – they were in effect Arabised Arabs. The only true ‘Arabs’ that can lay claim to an ‘ethnic Arabism’ if you like came from a small pocket in Yemen. Therefore, the majority of ‘Arabs’ are linguistic/cultural Arabs – although most don’t like knowing or being told such things.
At AlQuranClasses, we carefully design the Kids version of Quran learning course. Our excellent teacher coordinator faculty articulate kids course as per student personality and learning the process. In this course, we offer Basic Quran Reading, Arabic language, Tarteel, Tajweedul and Hifdhul Quran classes with male or female Instructors. We articulate points of the Arabic letters, Tajweed, and Tarteel (combining theory and practice) and other essential rules based on kids understanding. Kids can get free benefits from Masnoon Dua's, rules Salat (Prayer) and some other day to day aspect of Deen.
Thanks for your helpful posts Donovan. I just started my Arabic language learning journey a couple of months ago. I’m taking an intensive Arabic course at the New School University in New York. Our teacher is Palestinian, so we are learning the spoken Levantine dialect, but also covering MSA for reading and writing. A friend of mine at another university learned only MSA and then went to Jordan on vacation, where locals would often laugh at him when he spoke because it sounded so unnaturally high-falutin’. Haha

Hi, it is really interesting how everyone is writing about learning the Arabic language from you own experience. I just wanted to add that there are more than 20 different dialect are spoken in the Arab world , Arabic native speaker would understand most of the dialects as they grow up watching Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese movies and listening to songs with different dialects. But those who were born in USA or Australia, they would never understand other dialects, as they grew and learnt what they hear from their parents.

Reading is a much better way to gather new vocabulary than encountering new words out of context. In the Finbo the Whale story, for example, I finally got a grasp on spelling حوت (whale), which was a word I’d heard before but struggled with. Which letter H? ح or ه? Which letter T? ت or ط? By reading it several times in context, the correct spelling now just “looks right.”
Sorry, Abdun, but my experience is such that I can say categorically that formal/classical Arabic is NOT understood easily everywhere in the Arabic-speaking world. Words can be different, and not every Arabic-speaking person uses ‘perfect’ grammar. Sometimes, one needs to learn and understand the way people speak in their daily lives, rather than how they ‘should’ speak, according to a textbook. The same applies with English (my native tongue), where speakers rarely speak as one might expect if one had learned the language strictly from a textbook.

I do have a question about arabic cultures. From my experience in Latin America learning Spanish, I have run into many very uncomfortable and almost dangerous incidents as a white, blue eyed, blond haired female. In Colombia, I got used to the constant whistling and cat calls, but there were still times when I got followed around or taken to a motel, without knowing that motels are only for having sex, or being hit on by a 60 year old man, who I was dependent on at one point and had no way to get out of the situation. At the end of the adventure, I survived and got to know a lot of wonderful people, fell in love and got a better understanding latin america.. However it has left me with an amount of respect for the unknown and a need to recover from the constant blows to my naivety.
We offer the flexibility to choose your own schedule, time of class, number of days. preferred teacher either male or female and English, Arabic, Urdu, and Pushto speakers. It is very fun and easy to learn Quran online with Tajweed. You will have access to your own personal account on our website for course material, Quran lessons class history, Quran pages, courses, feedback, test results and invoice details.
The Arabic language has played a major role in preserving human culture. Now spoken in 22 countries by 422 million people it has long been a major influence on humanity. It is also a universal language used by more than one and a half billion Muslims around the world, and one of the six languages of the United Nations, celebrated by UNESCO each year.... [-]

The Jordanian Dialect Program is crafted to help students master local, everyday language usage, so that they feel better integrated into their regional surroundings, living and working among native Arab speakers in any setting. Ammiya is a recognized as a necessary facet of any student’s progression towards that coveted, native-like language proficiency.
The rise of Middle Eastern international affairs makes speaking Arabic a highly sought after skill. Jobs range from being a translator to gathering information for a foreign embassy. There are also a variety of career options in the business industry. Other areas with potential job opportunities are interpretation and translation, travel and hospitality, intelligence, and commerce and finance. Jobs for Arabic speakers are various in wide ranging fields.
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Sorry, Abdun, but my experience is such that I can say categorically that formal/classical Arabic is NOT understood easily everywhere in the Arabic-speaking world. Words can be different, and not every Arabic-speaking person uses ‘perfect’ grammar. Sometimes, one needs to learn and understand the way people speak in their daily lives, rather than how they ‘should’ speak, according to a textbook. The same applies with English (my native tongue), where speakers rarely speak as one might expect if one had learned the language strictly from a textbook.
The Learn Arabic with Kareem app is designed to teach kids and adults alike to learn to read Arabic without any prior knowledge or experience. The purpose of this app is to help you learn Arabic and to be able to read the Quran. This app is useful for kids, new reverts to Islam and anyone interested in learning how to read Arabic and the Qur'an The app has 160 lessons (two year curriculum) based on the 'NouRaNiyah' method..
Phrases are easier to remember because they have meaning, they paint a picture, they tell a story. By focusing on common phrases, in just minutes you’ll start memorizing the most common Arabic words, form sentences, learn to speak Arabic phrases and take part in conversations. In no time, Mondly’s fun and smart Arabic lessons will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation like no other language learning method ever can.
Hi, it is really interesting how everyone is writing about learning the Arabic language from you own experience. I just wanted to add that there are more than 20 different dialect are spoken in the Arab world , Arabic native speaker would understand most of the dialects as they grow up watching Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese movies and listening to songs with different dialects. But those who were born in USA or Australia, they would never understand other dialects, as they grew and learnt what they hear from their parents.
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