This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Arabic. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I saw you||أنا رأيتك|
|I wrote with a pen||أنا كتبت بالقلم|
|You loved apples||أنت كنت أحب التفاح|
|You gave money||أنت أعطيت المال|
|You played tennis||أنت لعبت التنس|
|He read (past tense) a book||هو يقرأ كتاب|
|He understood me||هو فهمني|
|She had a cat||هي كان لديها قط|
|She knew my friend||هي كانت تعرف صديقي|
|We wanted to learn||نحن كنّا نريد أن نتعلم|
|We thought Spanish is easy||كنا نظن أن الإسبانية سهلة|
|You (plural) worked here||أنت كنت تعمل هنا|
|You (plural) spoke French||أنت كنت تتكلم الفرنسية|
|They drove a car||هم كانوا يسوقون سيارة|
|They smiled||هم كانوا يتبسمون|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||الأسود هو لونه المفضل|
|I have black hair||شعري أسود|
|Red is not his favorite color||الأحمر ليس هو لونه المفضل|
|She drives a yellow car||هي تقود سيارة صفراء|
|The sky is blue||السماء زرقاء|
|Your cat is white||قطك أبيض|
|I enjoyed myself very much||لقد استمتعت بوقتي كثيرا|
|I agree with you||اتفق معك|
|Are you sure?||هل أنت متأكد؟|
|Be careful!||كن حذرا|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||هل تود أن تتمشي قليلا؟|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Arabic about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.