This first lesson teaches many important aspect of Arabic like prepositions, vocabulary list about directions and finally common phrases about how to introduce yourself. 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.
Prepositions are used in almost every sentence. They can be a great tool to link words with each other. For example by simply knowing how to use "to", "with", "from", "after" you can expand your conversation scope. In short, a preposition describes a relationship between words in a sentence, for example: I agree with you.
Below is a list of 27 prepositions 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.
|In front of||امام|
|On top of||فوق|
|About (in regards to)||حول|
|As (similar to)||كما|
|Instead of||بدلا من|
Now we will try to implement some of the prepositions above into full Arabic sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Can I practice Italian with you?||هل يمكنني ممارسة الإيطالية معك؟|
|I speak French but with an accent||أنا أتكلم الفرنسية ولكن بلكنة|
|I was born in Miami||ولدت في ولاية ميامي|
|I'm from Japan||أنا من اليابان|
|The letter is inside the book||الرسالة هي داخل الكتاب|
|The pen is under the desk||القلم هو تحت المكتب|
|Can I help you?||هل يمكنني مساعدتك؟|
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Below is a list of 28 words and sentences related to directions that you might need when lost or asking for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to travel from point A to point B by following directions.
|Can you help me?||هل يمكنك مساعدتي؟|
|Can you show me?||هل تستطيع أن تريني؟|
|Come with me!||تعال معي|
|Downtown (city center)||وسط المدينة|
|Excuse me! (to ask someone)||المعذرة|
|Go straight||إذهب على طول|
|How can I get to the museum?||كيف يمكنني الوصول إلى المتحف؟|
|How long does it take to get there?||كم هي مدة الوصول إلى هناك؟|
|I'm lost||أضعت طريقي|
|I'm not from here||أنا لست من هنا|
|It's far from here||إنها بعيدة من هنا|
|It's near here||إنها قريبة من هنا|
|One moment please!||لحظة من فضلك|
|Turn left||انعطف يسارا|
|Turn right||انعطف يمينا|
|Traffic light||إشارة مرور|
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Finally, a couple sentences to help you know how to introduce yourself in Arabic. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you speak English?||هل تتكلم الإنجليزية؟|
|Just a little||قليلا فقط|
|What's your name?||ما إسمك؟|
|My name is (John Doe)||إسمي|
|Mr... / Mrs. ... / Miss...||السيد ... / ... السيدة / الآنسة ...|
|Nice to meet you!||تشرفت بمعرفتك|
|You're very kind!||أنت طيب جدا|
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Congratulations! You finished your 4th lesson in Arabic about prepositions, and directions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 5. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.