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.
Have you ever wished you could learn like a child? Was it easier learning a new language when you were younger? There's one main trait that makes children learn faster than adults.
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.
Imagine you had the opportunity to talk to your favorite celebrity or the President or the CEO of the biggest company in the world - how would you react? What is the protocol you would follow while talking to such a personality? Imagine someone briefs you on the protocol before the meeting - that you have to wear a certain dress-code, shake hands in a certain way, you're not allowed to ask certain personal questions, etc. If you refuse to follow this protocol, the meeting will be cancelled (invalid). These are the terms and conditions. How far would you go to make sure you comply?
Learning anything new is never easy. Lot of factors determine the success rate of learning a new language. Let's look at some of the top 10 excuses people have for not learning Arabic and see how we can overcome them.
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!
One of the biggest challenges for any Muslim is to have a strong desire for the Quran - to be able to read it daily and benefit from the Words of our Creator. This is because the Shaiytaan, the cursed enemy of mankind, is constantly at work to lead us away from the Straight path. How do we equip ourselves to combat this enemy? How do we continue to reap the benefits of the Quran?
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.