Arabic (اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ‎)

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How Long Does it Take to Learn Arabic?

Arabic is rated as a category 4 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered exceptionally difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 88 weeks (or 2200 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Arabic Alphabet & Pronunciation

أ
[a]
ب
[b]
ت
[t]
ث
[th]
ج
[j]
ح
[h]
خ
[kh]
د
[d]
ذ
[th]
ر‎
[r]
ز
[z]
س‎‎
[s]
ش
[sh]
ص‎
[s]
ض‎
[d]
ط
[t]
ظ
[th]
ع
[']
غ
[gh]
ف‎
[f]
ق
[q]
ك
[k]
ل
[l]
م
[m]
ن‎
[n]
ه‎
[h]
و
[w]
ي
[i]

Basic Phrases in Arabic

Helloمرحبا ('marhabaan)
Goodbyeوداعا ('wadaeaan)
Yesنعم (nem)
Noلا ('la)
Excuse meعفوا (efu)
Pleaseرجاء (raja')
Thank youشكرا لكم (shukraan lakum)
You are welcomeعلى الرحب و السعة (ealaa alrahab w alsiea)
Do you speak englishهل تتكلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ (hal tatakalam allughat al'iinjaliziat?)
Do you understandهل تفهم؟ (hal tafahm?)
I understandأفهم ('afahum)
I do not understandلا افهم (la 'afham)
How are youكيف حالكم؟ (kayf halikm?)
Fine thanksجيد شكرا! (jayid shakra!)
What is your nameما اسمك؟ (ma asmak?)
My name isاسمي هو (aismi hu)
Pleased to meet youممتن لمقابلتك (mumtan limuqabalatik)

Arabic Grammar

Arabic Nouns

Manرجل (rajul)
Womanالنساء (alnisa')
Boyصبي (sibi)
Girlفتاة (fata)
Catقط (qut)
Dogالكلب (alkalb)
Fishسمك (smak)
Waterماء (ma'an)
Milkحليب (halib)
Eggبيضة (bida)
Houseمنزل (manzil)
Flowerزهرة (zahra)
Treeشجرة (shajara)
Shirtقميص (qamis)
Pantsبنطال (binital)

Arabic Adjectives

Colors in Arabic

Blackأسود ('aswad)
Whiteأبيض ('abyad)
Redأحمر (ahmar)
Orangeالبرتقالي (alburtuqaliu)
Yellowالأصفر (al'asfar)
Greenأخضر ('akhdir)
Blueأزرق ('azraq)
Purpleأرجواني ('arijwani)
Pinkزهري (zahri)
Grayاللون الرمادي (allawn alramadiu)
Brownبنى ('bunaa)

Numbers in Arabic

Zeroصفر ('sifr)
Oneواحد ('wahid)
Twoاثنان (athnan)
Threeثلاثة (thlath)
Fourأربعة (arbe)
Fiveخمسة (khms)
Sixستة (st)
Sevenسبعة (sbe)
Eightثمانية (thmany)
Nineتسعة (tse)
Tenلديك ('ladayk)
Elevenأحد عشر (ahd eshr)
Twelveاثنا عشر (athna eashar)
Twentyعشرون (eshrwn)
Thirtyثلاثون (thlathwn)
Fortyأربعين ('arbaein)
Fiftyخمسون (khamsun)
Sixtyستون (situn)
Seventyسبعون (sabeun)
Eightyثمانون (thamanun)
Ninetyتسعين ('tisein)
Hundredمائة (miaya)
Thousandألف ('alf)

Arabic Verbs

To beان نكون ('an nakun)
To haveامتلاك (aimtilak)
To wantلأريد (la'urid)
To needلكى يحتاج للحاجه (lukaa yahtaj lilhajih)
To helpللمساعدة (lilmusaeada)
To goتوجو (tawju)
To comeليأتي (liati)
To eatلتناول الطعام (ltanawul altaeam)
To drinkليشرب (liashrib)
To speakليتحدث (liatahadath)

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Arabic Sentences

Andو (w)
Orأو ('aw)
Butلكن (lkn)
Becauseلان (li'ana)
Withمع (mae)
Alsoأيضا ('aydaan)
Howeverومع ذلك (wamae dhlk)
Neitherلا هذا ولا ذاك (la hdha wala dhak)
Norولا (wala)
Ifإذا ('iidha)
Thenثم (thuma)

Useful Arabic Vocabulary

Arabic Questions

Whoمن (min)
Whatماذا (madha)
Whenمتى (mataa)
Whereأين ('ayn)
Whyلماذا ا (limadha a)
Howكيف (kayf)
How manyكم العدد (kam aleadad)
How muchكم الثمن (kam althaman)

Days of the Week in Arabic

Mondayالاثنين (alaithnayn)
Tuesdayالثلاثاء (althulatha')
Wednesdayالأربعاء (al'arbiea')
Thursdayالخميس (alkhamis)
Fridayيوم الجمعة ('yawm aljumea)
Saturdayيوم السبت (yawm alsabt)
Sundayالأحد (al'ahad)
Yesterdayفي الامس (fi al'ams)
Todayاليوم (alyawm)
Tomorrowغدا (ghadaan)

Months in Arabic

Januaryيناير ('yanayir)
Februaryشهر فبراير (shahr fibrayir)
Marchمارس (maris)
Aprilابريل ('abril)
Mayقد (qad)
Juneيونيو (yuniu)
Julyيوليو (yuliu)
Augustأغسطس ('aghustus)
Septemberسبتمبر (sibtambar)
Octoberاكتوبر ('uktubar)
Novemberشهر نوفمبر (shahr nufimbir)
Decemberديسمبر (disambir)

Seasons in Arabic

Winterالشتاء (alshita')
Springربيع (rbye)
Summerالصيف (alsayf)
Autumnالخريف (alkharif)

Telling Time in Arabic

What time is itأي ساعة؟ ('ay saeat?)
Hoursساعة (saeatan)
Minutesالدقائق (aldaqayiq)
Secondsثانية (thany)
O clockالساعة (alssaea)
Halfنصف (nsf)
Quarter pastالربع الماضي (alrubue almadi)
Beforeقبل (qabl)
Afterبعد (baed)