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By Leslie McLoughlin

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) will give you a step by step method of the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Levantine Arabic is well known as one of many significant languages of Arabic radio and tv. in particular written via a world authority on educating Arabic as a international language, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is the right path for self-study or type use and calls for no earlier wisdom of the language.

What makes Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)your best option in own language learning?

* Interactive – plenty of dialogues and routines for normal practice.
* transparent – concise grammar notes.
* whole – together with resolution key and dictionary section
* beneficial – offers important tips on every thing on the topic of language in its social, cultural, and non secular contexts.
* leading edge – the path additionally teaches the talents of studying Arabic script.

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FormIV ’adaar (administer) VII ’inqaad (be led) VIII ’irtaa’H (relax, rest) X ’istajaab (respond LESSON SIX to) Form IV VII 2 m. sing. ’ada/irt ’inqa (d/t)t ’irtaHt (a/i and d/t imply free variation) 47 VIII X ’istaja/ibt Non-past tense: 3 m. sing. 2 m. sing. ) Exercise Conjugate the above verbs fully. —haat! —sheel! (/ee/, /oo/) IMPERATIVES These are formed from the non-past, and always have the long vowel of the non-past. go sleep bring see Past raaH naam jaab shaaf Non-past byirooH byinaam byijeeb byishoof Imperative rooH!

Khudoo! —maa or laa tuktub (/ee/, /oo/) Rule Take the non-past 2 m. sing, (without the /b/ prefix) and place before it maa or laa (this applies to derived-form verbs also). LESSON FOUR 37 Exercise Negate the eight imperatives listed above. Derived-form imperative (positive: see above for negative) Again these are completely systematic and predictable Non-past byirajji9 byikaatibkaatib! byinzil byita9arraf byita9aaraf byinfatiH byijtami9’ijtami9! byista9mil Imperative rajji9! ’anzil! ta9arraf! ta9aaraf!

First the bad news – Arabic verbs conjugate for number and gender (classical Arabic verbs have thirteen ‘persons’: singular, dual and plural). – In addition to indulging in fancies such as hollow verbs, assimilated verbs, doubly defective verbs and quadriliteral verbs,Arabic is prolific in derived forms of the same, viz. Forms II to XV. – For the ‘simple’ verb there are forty-four patterns possible for the verbal noun. Now the good news – Colloquial Arabic has no dual form in verb conjugation. e.

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