Arabic Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Arabic verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Arabic Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 4 columns (English, Arabic, Pronunciation and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Arabic

Verbs Arabic Pronunciation Audio
To driveيدفعyadfa'
To findيجدyajed
To giveيعطيyu'tee
To haveيملكyamlek
To knowيعرفya'ref
To learnيتعلمyata'alam
To loveيحبyuheb
To playيلعبyal'ab
To readيقرأyaqra'
To seeيرىyara
To smileيتبسمyatabassam
To speakيتكلمyatakallam
To thinkيفكرyufaker
To understandيفهمyafham
To workيعملya'mal
To writeيكتبyaktub

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the present, past, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meهو يفهمنيhuwa yafhamuni
He understood meهو فهمنيhuwa fahimani
He will understand meهو سيفهمنيhuwa sa-yafhamuni


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Arabic

Time Arabic Pronunciation Audio


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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
I was born in Julyأنا ولدت في يوليوana wuledtu fe yulyoo
I will visit you in Augustسوف أزورك في أغسطسsawfa azuruk fe aghustus
See you tomorrow!أراك غداaraka ghadan!
Today is Mondayاليوم هو الاثنينalyawm huwa alethnayn
Winter is very cold hereالشتاء بارد جدا هناashetaa' bared jedan huna
Yesterday was Sundayالأمس كان الأحدalams kana alahad
Are you married?هل أنت متزوج؟hal anta mutazawej?
I'm singleأنا أعزبana a'zab
Would you marry me?هل تتزوجني؟hal tatazawajuni?
Can I have your phone number?هل ممكن الحصول على رقم هاتفك؟hal mumken alhusul ala raqm telefonek?
Can I have your email?هل ممكن الحصول على إيميلك؟hal mumken alhusul ala emelek?

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Arabic about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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