Thanks so much for the great post. A quick question: I totally get what you're saying about learning a dialect first, and also about avoiding transliterated books, but sometimes that can be a bit of a hard thing to do. I checked out your post on Levantine Arabic (I am learning Palestinian myself) and the books you cited were for those already know MSA. Are there any books you could recommend that teach Palestinian or Lebanese dialects that are not all transliterated? Any pointers would be much appreciated.

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Hello Everyone! I work in the international trade, I use foreign languages every day. I speak Polish (native), English, Russian, German an a little bit of French. I became fascinated with the Arabic world some time ago and started to learn Arabic. All previous languages I learnt by myself, after some time of self-study, when I reached some degree of being understood and understand basic things I usually went abroad to master the language. I spent a year in the USA, a year in Russia, 2-3 months in Germany etc. I plan to do the same with Arabic – learn by myself and then go to Egipt to study more. My choise was to use the Assimil book “Arabic with Ease”, which worked very well e.g. for my French. After a few months of learning MSA Arabic from Assimil I feel that I’m a little bit not on a right track. My main goal is to communicate and I have a feeling that repeating the sentences from Assimil is like learning esperanto. I decided to change the book and leave Assimil for another book based on a real, spoken language.
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iv) Compound Letters 3 Lesson 3 is the the last lesson of compound letters. Don't move forward until you master it. v) The Disjoint Letters Haroof e Muqataat are an integral part of Holy Quran. Learn the disjoint letters from online tutor. vi) Harakat (Movements) Harakat or movements define the flow of recitation. Don't move forward until you master it.
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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.”

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This task is not as easy as it sounds. In an Arabic dictionary, words are generally organized around three-letter roots. To look up a word, you need to know what the root is and what letter the root starts with – which is not necessarily the first letter in the word. Using the dictionary takes practice, but the sooner you learn it the better. It will make the entire process easier and more enjoyable.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to learn Arabic. This is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with nearly 420 million people speaking it worldwide. Learning a new language is always a big undertaking, but when the new language doesn’t share a root with your native tongue, it’s even more difficult.
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For two main reasons : the first one because MSA strangely helped me learning 2-3 dialects very quickly by being a sort of “base” or “glue” on which I piled up my dialects, and the second reason is because my life would be miserable without books and news and written stuff. Talking with people is not enough 😉 And since everything written is in MSA, if I hadn’t learned it I would feel I missed on most of the things I loved in Arabic culture and the Arab world.
Even if your learning goals aren’t focused on being able to discuss politics, you can still get a lot of useful vocabulary out of reading the news. When I told my tutor I’d had a hard week because of the كارثة (disaster) at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, I was glad to be able to use a strong word to express the weight of the situation. I remember learning that word from reading a sleepy article on global warming, but I was able to use it in a context of my choosing.
Also, with regards to dialects. If you want to learn Egyptian Arabic, maybe you can gather a decent variety of resources, but, I mean, Arabic resources suck in general without trying to find a variety of resources for a specific dialect. My husband speaks Arabic, but there are zero resources available in his dialect. I’ve just studied MSA and then listened and observed the differences and how to adapt.
Practice your Arabic and befriend native Arabic speakers. The Arab diaspora spans every corner of the world; the best way to develop your Arabic is to talk with Arabs and expose yourself to all things Arabic. Join pen-pal websites, listen to Arab music, watch Arab soap operas, news broadcasts, and children's shows, chat with your local Palestinian barber, Moroccan grocer, and Lebanese restaurateur, etc. Knowing even a few words opens doors.

LearnReadQuran.com is one such pioneering online Quran academy which has been offering services since 2007. They have helped thousands of students learn and understand the Quran. Their Quran tutors are great and their customer support is excellent. They offer various online Quran courses both for kids and adults like basic Quran recitation course, Tajweed course, Quran translation course, Quran memorization course, Arabic language course etc. They offer 3 FREE trial classes to give you an opportunity to see how it works and also evaluate the tutors and services.
iv) Compound Letters 3 Lesson 3 is the the last lesson of compound letters. Don't move forward until you master it. v) The Disjoint Letters Haroof e Muqataat are an integral part of Holy Quran. Learn the disjoint letters from online tutor. vi) Harakat (Movements) Harakat or movements define the flow of recitation. Don't move forward until you master it.
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.
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.
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Learning Quran and acting upon it is obligatory for every Muslim. It is the direct word of Allah and an ultimate guide for the entire humanity. The holy Quran brings a message of eternal happiness and success for those who hold it firmly and practice it in both words and actions. In his historical last sermon, Muhammad (PBUH) said, "O people! I am leaving behind two things, the Quran and my Sunnah, and if you adhere to it you will never go astray."
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 lyrics in Arabic are written out in full for you to follow along. Then the grammar for each sentence is unpacked—in great detail in the first lesson, then progressively less in later lessons for concepts you’ve already tackled. It’s a window into Egyptian grammar through the cultural powerhouse of music, with a gentle and smart guide explaining it all to you.

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