Learn Arabic. The official language in 22 Arab countries with more than 420 million speakers and is used for all written communication throughout the Arab world. It is the lingua franca of Muslims.
Many events of global importance in politics, Religious- talks, and social take place in the Arab World, and the amount of foreign interest and involvement in the Arab World is ever increasing
The Arabic language is characterized by diglossia, two distinct variants of the same language that exist side by side through the community, with each having a definite role. Used in different social situations.
High and low variety.
The first is the classical Arabic, mainly written, form فصحى (fuṣ7a). The second is colloquial or عامية (3aamiyyah) the spoken language.
No one uses High variety in everyday conversation. Whatever any Arab tells you , the written or The Modern Standard Arabic
language is never spoken in everyday life Collonguials are used at work at home, in songs, on social media, with friends, in TV series musalsalaat مسلسلات
How long does it take to learn Arabic?
Hard to answer such a question. Some people learn faster than others.
How hard is Arabic?
Education depends on your interest, talents, and motivations if you watch a TV series, read, and memorize vocabulary for an hour a day you will learn faster than those who just attend a weekly class.
How to learn Arabic?
How to learn Arabic fast?
- First, you should memorize The Arabic Alphabet,
- Use audio flashcards to improve your pronunciation
- Memorize nouns and their plural forms.
- Memorize The Arabic Verb forms,
- Watch Arabic TV series.
Speaking and writing are two different systems. The old school-way of learning, unfortunately, many students around the World learn speaking with books, why? because their teachers told them. The reason their teachers told them is that they learned that at school but the World has changed, in the past there was no internet to access the native speaker’s voice.
Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.
All classical Arabic literature has been written in فصحى (fuṣ7a), most notably the Quran, the holy book of Islam. Being the language of the Quran, فصحى (fuṣ7a) has undergone almost no changes for centuries. However, it has been simplified slightly to produce a contemporary version known as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This is the Arabic used in formal situations like the news, broadcasts, religious speeches, Business, Politics, Conferences, Speeches, etc.
You will find that amongst Arabs there is a varying ability to use فصحى (fuṣ7a). Those who were educated at Islamic schools or studied Arabic formally at school or university will be quite capable of this form of the language, while many others struggle to speak MSA fluently, let alone understand classical Arabic literature.
Which Arabic Dialects should I learn?
you should learn Major dialects , Gulf Arabic, Leventine Arabic, Egyptian Arabic,
Saudi dialects (Najdi and Hijazi) Maghribi dialects if you have a special interest there.
Arabic speakers may know عامية (3aamiyyah) without knowing فصحى (fus7a), depending on their level of education.
An Islamic student from a non-Arabic speaking country may know how to read and write فصحى (fus7a) without being able to speak or understand عامية (3aamiyyah).
Modern Standard Arabic is commonly used in the news media, literature, and formal writing in general, as well as on official occasions.
It is also the type of Arabic that is commonly taught in Western universities.
What is Gulf Arabic?
Gulf Arabic is a spoken dialect, not written there is no standard
way of spelling it in the Arabic script.
So you might find differences in how words are spelled and how they sound.
Don’t worry too much about this, just stick to how the word sounds!
Gulf Arabic is relatively close to Standard Arabic, while, culturally, what remains of Bedouin society provides a modern-day insight into the values and social conditions
Gulf Arabic Is spoken
in southern Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar,
eastern Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.
Who is this course for?
This course is for Businessmen, Engineers, Teachers,
Military personnel and others who need to be able to communicate in
spoken Arabic in schools, markets, offices, shops, and the workplace
should find this course useful.
Romanizing Arabic Alphabet sounds
خ = kh/ ح=7/ /.
/ج/ some times yaa or Ja