Vocabulary building is an important part of language learning and can take the most time to develop, unless you have an extraordinary memory. However, there are many other ways to develop your vocabulary.
According to a discussion I had with a linguist professor, the lexical approach is the fastest way to learning a language. The lexical approach basically rests on the idea that an important part of learning a language consists of being able to understand and produce lexical phrases as chunks.
In this post of learning Arabic phrases, out of the 6, we have introduced 5 new sentences and 1 of them has appeared before. I may repeat a few sentences so that you can recognise and get familiar with them. I have also introduced feminine words, and how you can form feminine words in Arabic.
In this post, we will cover 5 more sentences. We also introduce some prepositions. Prepositions are one of the most common words used in Arabic language. Just by mastering a few prepositions, you can increase your comprehension of the language. For example, the preposition "in" is the most used word in the Arabic language.
In this post, we are going to explore the past tense table. As you know from our post on pronouns, in Arabic we have 14 pronouns. Based on those 14 pronouns we can conjugate a verb in 14 different forms as shown in the table below.
The idea is to memorise about 5 simple sentences everyday and practice them in your day to day life. Once you have about 30 sentences, you're already speaking the language. Speaking the langauge is one of the easiest way to learn the language. Once you're speaking, you can go into more details about the langauge. Don't be afraid to mix the sentences you have learnt and to come up with creative responses. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn!
Arabic Pronouns are a bit different from English. In Arabic, we have 14 pronouns (based on gender and numbers). It might sound like a lot, but let me break them down for you, to make it easier.
This is the third post in the series of Common Arabic Phrases. Hope you all have been memorizing and using these basic phrases, which are here to get you started on your Arabic journey. Remember, unless you start using them in your daily lives, there's no way you can practice the language. Using the language gives you better chances of continuing your journey in Arabic learning. When you speak a few phrases it's as if you already know the language! (wink)
This is the second post on Common Arabic Phrases. Hope you've started practising with the basic phrases from the first post. Make sure you're using all these sentences from day 1.
Language learning is all about practice. Unless you practice and live the language, there's no way you can use the language effectively. Speaking the language gives you the confidence to use the language. Once you pass this stage, you can focus a bit more on grammar. No matter how many years you study grammar, you cannot say confidently that you know any language unless you speak the language. So let's boost some of that confidence, shall we?