Arabic Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Arabic which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation 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.

Negation in Arabic

Negation Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Nothingلا شيءla shay'
Not yetليس بعدlaysa ba'd
No oneلا أحدla ahad
No longerلم يعدla ya'ud
Cannotلا يمكنla yumken
Should notلا يجبla yajeb

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Arabic sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Arabic Negation in a Sentence

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Don't worry!لا تقلقla taqlaq
I cannot remember the wordلا أستطيع أن أتذكر الكلمةla astatee' an atazakar alkalema
I do not speak Japaneseأنا لا أتكلم اليابانيةana la atakalam alyabania
I don't know!لا أعرفla a'ref!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetأنا لا أتكلم الإيطالية بطلاقة بعدla atakallam alitalia betalaqa ba'd
I'm not interested!أنا لست مهتمlastu muhtaman!
No one here speaks Greekلا أحد هنا يتحدث اليونانيةla ahad huna yatahaddathu alyunania
No problem!ليس هناك أى مشكلlaysa hunaak ay mushkel
This is not correctهذا ليس صحيحاhaza laysa saheehan
This is wrongهذا الخطأhaza khata'
We don't understandنحن لا نفهمnahnu la nafham
You should not forget this wordيجب أن لا تنسى هذه الكلمةyajeb an la tansa hazeh alkalema


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Arabic

Body Arabic Pronunciation Audio


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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
He feels with his handهو يحس بيدهhuwa yuhes beyadeh
I smell with my noseأنا أشم بأنفيana ashum be'anfy
She has beautiful eyesهي لديها عيون جميلةhiya ladayha 'uyun jameela
She tastes with her tongueهي تتذوق بلسانهاhiya tatazawaq belesaneha
We see with our eyesنحن نرى بعيونناnahnu nara be'uyunena
You hear with your earsأنت تسمع بأذنكanta tasma' be'uzunek
How old are you?كم هوعمرك؟kam huwa 'umruk?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldأبلغ من العمر (عشرون، ثلاثون ...) سنةablughu mena al'umr ('eshrun, thalathun ...) sana
Are you married?هل أنت متزوج؟hal anta mutazawej?
Do you have children?هل لديك أطفال؟hal ladayka atfal?
I have to goيجب أن أذهبyajebu an az-hab
I will be right back!سأعود حالاsa-a'udu halan!

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Arabic about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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