Tips For Learning The Arabic Language

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Re: Tips for learning the Arabic language Nov 11, 2010
The most important tip for learning Arabic is to dedicate yourself to learning. Because Arabic is very difficult language you need to set aside time each day to study. Try to concentrate on learning two or three new Arabic words daily, and work on its pronunciation. Learning to read maybe difficult but writing using Arabic Alphabet is one way to master the language.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Nov 30, 2010
I think the the best thing to do is the learn how to permute the root verbs and lots of practice reading and speaking. So, if you have the root verb kataba (To write), if you know how to permute the verb, you've already learnt a decent amount of vocab;

past tense
kataba; he wrote
katabat; she wrote
katabtum; you (group) wrote
etc.

present tense
yaktubu; he writes
taktubu; she writes
etc.

It's amazing the amount you'll learn by this alone.

Having said all that, I think going to Egypt and seeking out a private tutor is the best option. They're generally very cheap there. You can get a teacher to yourself for 3 hours a day for ~£150 per month. A friend also recommends Syria, but I only speak of my personal experience.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Nov 30, 2010
You can learn that kind of Arabic ( book Arabic ) but don't expect it to go too far in the real word with it as no one in the Arab world speaks like that. Its like learning English from Shakespear.

And Egypt ! Egypt/Egyptians don't speak Arabic. They speak Egyptian a total distorted form of Arabic. With weird words like Haga and what not ! Pronouciation also sucks. For example Masjid is Masgid. Juma is Guma and they insist that is the correct way to pronouce.

My American friend ( Muslim convert )spent around 10 years studying Arabic and Islamic studies in Al Azher Uni and has a tough time getting aorund here using his Arabic skills. He writes books and professional material in Arabic. His grammar, writing skills are scholarly but verbal skills arn't great at all. He himself blames living in Cairo for so long having spoilt his Arabic.
P.S : Was in Syria for around 5 ish years before that studying aswell.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Dec 01, 2010
desertdudeshj wrote:You can learn that kind of Arabic ( book Arabic ) but don't expect it to go too far in the real word with it as no one in the Arab world speaks like that. Its like learning English from Shakespear.

What Arabic do they use in the news, in formal functions and text? It surely isn't street lingo.

desertdudeshj wrote:And Egypt ! Egypt/Egyptians don't speak Arabic. They speak Egyptian a total distorted form of Arabic. With weird words like Haga and what not ! Pronouciation also sucks. For example Masjid is Masgid. Juma is Guma and they insist that is the correct way to pronouce.

I agree. But then again the people of the Emirates aren't speaking 100% correct Arabic either. The teachers teach Arabic proper. One thing that's for sure, the Egyptian rule when it comes to Quran recitation. I think they're just holding back in normal conversations.

desertdudeshj wrote:My American friend ( Muslim convert )spent around 10 years studying Arabic and Islamic studies in Al Azher Uni and has a tough time getting aorund here using his Arabic skills. He writes books and professional material in Arabic. His grammar, writing skills are scholarly but verbal skills arn't great at all. He himself blames living in Cairo for so long having spoilt his Arabic.
P.S : Was in Syria for around 5 ish years before that studying aswell.

Sorry, if this offends anyone, but colloqualil Arabic is dis^gusting.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language May 18, 2013
Either have an arabic friend or work with one, unless you don't have a speaking partner to practice your arabic you can't learn it.
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Re: Arabic language Jun 29, 2013
Aiysha wrote:hi all,
I'm moving to UAE so i will have to learn arabic. Am a bit concered about daily life .. but from wat i've heard in the workplace people speak english...

any recommendations for courses in abu dhabi

There is a language centre at Hamadan street near KFC they are good
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Nov 17, 2013
hi there if u want to learn Arabic i know center in Dubai in JLT (jumeirah Lake Towers)
its very good center the trainers are good and they have competitive prices
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Jan 23, 2014
As Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,
I was reading through some of the posts related to Arabic and I like the discussion alhamdulilah. I just happened to sign up for this free Arabic lesson site online yesterday LOL. (The lessons are recorded and downloadable!) It's actually very good, and is aimed specifically for non native speakers.
Sign up while it's still FREE! 8) http://www.arabic-made-easy.com
May Allah make our path easy in gaining beneficial knowledge,Ameen!

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As Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,
I was reading through some of the posts related to Arabic and I like the discussion alhamdulilah. I just happened to sign up for this free Arabic lesson site online yesterday LOL. (The lessons are recorded and downloadable!) It's actually very good, and is aimed specifically for non native speakers.
Sign up while it's still FREE! 8) http://www.arabic-made-easy.com
May Allah make our path easy in gaining beneficial knowledge,Ameen!
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Jun 19, 2014
You might like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BeginnersArabic
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Jul 18, 2014
I just went through your Facebook link and it is really awesome. I think one of the best and easy source to learn Arabic. Hope to see more lessons from your end.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Aug 21, 2014
Same kind of advantage hopefully i will also be having of learning Arabic in Dubai.

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Same kind of advantage hopefully i will also be having of learning Arabic in Dubai.
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Sep 09, 2014
I kind of picked up on a little bit of Arabic while I watched bollywood movies with arabic subtitles, seems like a weird method but it's quite effective! But now I'm definitely interested to learn it properly, especially since i'm in dubai
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language Feb 25, 2016
Nice info about Arabic language.. It will help a lot
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Re: Tips For Learning The Arabic Language May 20, 2016
thanks Sir i Wanna learning Arabic Language........
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