Plural

Arabic Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Arabic and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.

Plural

Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.

Singular vs. Plural in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Countryدولةdawla
Countriesدولduwal
Lakeبحيرةbuhayra
Lakesبحيراتbuhayraat
Languageلغةlugha
Languagesلغاتlughaat
Womanإمرأةemra'a
Womenنساءnesaa'
Manرجلrajul
Menرجالrejaal
Boyولدwalad
Boysأولادawlaad
Girlبنتbent
Girlsبناتbanat

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Arabic sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
We speak two languagesنحن نتكلم لغتينnahnu natakalam lughatayn
They speak four languagesهم يتكلمون أربع لغاتhum yatakalamoon arba' lughaat
I visited one countryأنا زرت دولة واحدةana zurt dawla waheda
She visited three countriesهي زارت ثلاث دولhiya zarat thalath duwal
She has one sisterهي لديها أخت واحدةhiya ladaiha ukht waheda
He has two sistersهو لديه أختانhuwa ladayh ukhtaan

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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Arabic (language)العربيةarabia
Moroccan (nationality)مغربيmaghrebi
Morocco (country)المغربalmaghreb
Brazilian (language)البرازيليةbrazilia
Brazilian (nationality)برازيليbrazili
Brazil (country)البرازيلalbarazil
Chinese (language)الصينيةassinia
Chinese (nationality)صينيsini
China (country)الصينseen
English (language)الإنجليزيةalenjlizia
British (nationality)بريطانيbritani
Britain (country)بريطانياbritania
American (nationality)أمريكيamriki
America (country)أمريكاamrika
French (language)الفرنسيةalfaransia
French (nationality)فرنسيfaransi
France (country)فرنساfaransa
German (language)الألمانيةalalmania
German (nationality)ألمانيalmani
Germany (country)ألمانياalmania
Greek (language)اليونانيةalyunaania
Greek (nationality)يونانيyunaani
Greece (country)اليونانalyunaan
Hindi (language)الهنديةalhindia
Indian (nationality)هنديhindi
India (country)الهندalhind
Irish (language)الأيرلنديةalirlandia
Irish (nationality)إيرلنديirlandi
Ireland (country)إيرلنداirlanda
Italian (language)الإطاليةalitalia
Italian (nationality)إيطاليitali
Italy (country)إيطالياitalia
Japanese (language)اليابانيةalyabania
Japanese (nationality)يابانيyabani
Japan (country)اليابانalyaban
Korean (language)الكوريةalkuria
Korean (nationality)كوري kuri
Korea (country)كورياkuria
Persian (language)الفارسيةalfarisia
Iranian (nationality)إيرانيeerani
Iran (country)إيرانeeran
Portuguese (language)البرتغاليةalburtughalia
Portuguese (nationality)برتغاليburtughali
Portugal (country)البرتغالalburtughal
Russian (language)الروسيةarrusia
Russian (nationality)روسيrusi
Russia (country)روسياrusia
Spanish (language)الأسبانيةalespania
Spanish (nationality)إسبانيespani
Spain (country)إسبانياespania

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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Languages
I don't speak Koreanأنا لا أتكلم الكوريةana la atakalam alkuria
I love the Japanese languageأنا أحب اليابانيةana uheb alyabania
I speak Italianأنا أتكلم الإيطاليةana atakalam alitalia
I want to learn Spanishأنا أريد تعلم الاسبانيةana ureed ta'alum alespania
My mother tongue is Germanلغتي الأم هي الألمانيةlughati al um hiya alalmania
Spanish is easy to learnالإسبانية هي سهلة التعلمalespania hiya sahlat ata'alum
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugلديه سجادة مغربيةladayhi sajada maghribia
I have an American carلدي سيارة أمريكيةladaya sayara amrekia
I love French cheeseأنا أحب الجبن الفرنسيana uheb aljubn alfaransi
I'm Italianأنا ايطاليana itali
My father is Greekوالدي يونانيwalidi yunaany
My wife is Koreanزوجتي كوريةzawjati kuria
Countries
Have you ever been to India?هل سبق لك زيارة الهند؟hal sabaka lak zeyarat alhind?
I came from Spainجئت من إسبانياje'tu men espania
I live in Americaأنا أعيش في أمريكاana a'eesh fe amrika
I want to go to Germanyأريد أن أذهب إلى ألمانياureed an azhaba ila almania
I was born in Italyلقد ولدت في إيطالياlakad wuledtu fe italia
Japan is a beautiful countryاليابان بلد جميلalyabaan balad jameel
Phrases
Long time no seeلم أراك منذ مدةlam araka mundu mudda
I missed youاشتقت لكeshtaktu lak
What's new?ما الجديد؟maljadeed?
Nothing newلا شي جديدlasha' jadeed
Make yourself at home!البيت بيتكalbeyt beytuk
Have a good tripرحلة موفقةrehla muwafaka

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Arabic about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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