Imperative

Arabic Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Arabic imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Arabic is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Arabic

Imperative Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Go!إذهبez-hab!
Stop!توقفtawaqqaf!
Don't Go!لا تذهبla taz-hab!
Stay!إبقىebqaa!
Leave!إرحلer-hal!
Come here!تعال هناta'ala huna!
Go there!اذهب هناكez-hab ela hunaak
Enter (the room)!أدخلudkhul!
Speak!تكلمtakallam!
Be quiet!لا ترفع صوتكla tarfa' sawtak!
Turn rightانعطف يميناen'atef yameenan
Turn leftانعطف يساراen'atef yasaran
Go straightإذهب على طول ez-hab ala tool
Wait!إنتظرentazer!
Let's go!هيا بناhaya bena!
Be careful!كن حذراkun hazeran!
Sit down!إجلسejliss!
Let me show you!دعني اريكda'ni ureek!
Listen!إسمعesma'!
Write it down!أكتبهاuktub-ha!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Arabic

Places Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Bankبنكbank
Beachشاطئshate'
Desertصحراءsahra'
Earthأرضard
Forestغابةghaba
Gardenحديقةhadeeka
Hospitalمستشفىmustashfa
Islandجزيرةjazeera
Lakeبحيرةbuhaira
Moonقمرqamar
Mountainجبلjabal
Riverنهرnahr
Seaبحرbahr
Skyسماءsama'
Starsنجومnujuum
Sunشمسshams
I can see the starsأنا أستطيع أن أرى النجومana astate' an ara anujum
I want to go to the beachأريد أن أذهب إلى الشاطئureedu an az-haba ela shate'
The moon is full tonightالقمرالليلة كاملalqamar alayla kaamel
This is a beautiful gardenهذه حديقة جميلةhazeh alhadeeka jameela

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Arabic

Household Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Bedسريرsareer
Bedroomغرفة النومghurfat nawm
Carpetسجادةsajada
Ceilingسقفsaqf
Chairكرسيkursi
Computerكمبيوترkumpyooter
Deskمكتبmaktab
Doorبابbaab
Furnitureأثاثathath
Houseمنزلmanzel
Kitchenمطبخmatbakh
Refrigeratorثلاجةthalaja
Roofسقفsaqf
Roomغرفةghurfa
Stoveموقدmawqed
Tableطاولةtawela
Televisionتلفزيونtelefezyoon
Toiletمرحاضmer-haad
Wallجدارjedaar
Windowنافذةnaafeda

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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Can you close the door?هل يمكنك إغلاق الباب؟hal yumkenuk eghlaaq albaab?
Can you open the window?هل يمكنك فتح النافذة؟hal yumkenuk fat-h anaafeza?
I need to use the computerأنا بحاجة لاستخدام الكمبيوترana behaja lestekhdaam alkumpyooter
I need to use the toiletأنا بحاجة إلى استخدام المرحاضana behaja lestekhdaam almerhaad
I'm watching televisionأنا اشاهد التلفزيونana ushahed atelefezyoon
This room is very bigهذه الغرفة كبيرة جداhazeh alghurfa kabeera jeddan
Holiday Wishesأمنيات العيدumneyaat al'eed
Good luck!حظا سعيداhazan sa'eedan!
Happy birthday!عيد ميلاد سعيدeed melaad sa'eed!
Happy new year!سنة جديدة سعيدةsana jadeeda sa'eeda!
Merry Christmas!عيد ميلاد مجيدeed melaad majeed!
Congratulations!تهانيناtahaneena!
Enjoy! (before eating)بالهناء و الشفاءbelhana' washefaa'
Bless you (when sneezing)يرحمك اللهyarhamuka Allah
Best wishes!أطيب التمنياتatyab almutamanayaat!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Arabic about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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