Pronouns

Arabic Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Arabic pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common 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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 forms 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.

Subject Pronouns in Arabic

Pronouns Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Iأناana
Youأنتanta
Heهوhuwa
Sheهيhiya
Weنحنnahnu
You (plural)أنتمantum
Theyهمhum
I love youأنا أحبكana uhebuk
She is beautifulهي جميلةhiya jameela
They are dancingهم يرقصونhum yarqusoon
We are happyنحن سعداءnahnu su'adaa

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Arabic

Pronouns Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Meنيny
Youكk
Himهh
Herهاha
Usناna
You (plural)كمkum
Themهمhum
Can you call us?هل يمكنك الاتصال بنا؟hal yumkenuk al ettisal bena?
Give me your phone numberأعطني رقم هاتفكa'teny raqm hatefek
I can give you my emailأستطيع أن أعطيك بريدي الإلكترونيastatee' an u'teek baridy alelectroni
Tell him to call meقل له أن يتصل بيqul lah an yattasel by

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Arabic

Pronouns Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Myيy
Yourكk
Hisهh
Herهاha
Ourناna
Your (plural)كمkum
Theirهمhum
His email is...بريده الإلكتروني هو ...bareeduh alelectroni huwa...
My phone number is...رقم هاتفي هو ...rakm hatefy huwa...
Our dream is to visit Spainحلمنا هو زيارة اسبانياhulmuna huwa zeyarat espania
Their country is beautifulدولتهم جميلةdawlatuhum jameela

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Arabic

Pronouns Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Mineليli
Yoursلكlak
Hisلهlah
Hersلهاlaha
Oursلناlana
Yours (plural)لكمlakum
Theirsلهمlahum
Is this pen yours?هل هذا القلم لك؟hal haza alqalam lak?
The book is mineالكتاب هو ليalketaab huwa li
The shoes are hersالأحذية هي لهاalahzia hiya laha
Victory is oursالنصر لناannasru lana

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Arabic

Travel Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Airplaneطائرةta'era
Airportمطارmataar
Busحافلةhafela
Bus stationمحطة الحافلاتmahattat alhafelaat
Carسيارةsayara
Flightرحلة طيارانrehlat tayaraan
For businessللعملlel'amal
For pleasureللمتعةlelmut'a
Help Deskمكتب الإستعلاماتmaktab alisti'lamaat
Hotelفندقfunduq
Luggageأمتعةamte'a
Parkingموقف السياراتmawqef asayaraat
Passportجواز سفرjawaz safar
Reservationحجزhajz
Taxiسيارة أجرةsayarat ujra
Ticketتذكرةtazkara
To travelيسافرyusafer
Tourismالسياحةseyaha
Train (noun)قطارqetar
Train stationمحطة القطارmahatat alqetar
By trainبالقطارbelqetar
By carبالسيارةbesayara
By busبالباصbelbas
By taxiبسيارة أجرةbesayarat ujra
By airplaneبالطائرةbeta'era

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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Do you accept credit cards?هل تقبل بطاقات الائتمان؟hal taqbal betaqat aleteman?
How much will it cost?كم سيكلف هذا؟kam sayukalef haza?
I have a reservationلدي حجزladaya hajz
I'd like to rent a carأرغب في استئجار سيارةarghab fe estejaar sayara
I'm here on business / on vacation.أنا هنا للعمل / في إجازةana huna lel'amal \ fe ejaza
Is this seat taken?هل هذا المقعد غير شاغر؟hal haza almaq'ad ghayru shaagher?
It was nice meeting youمتشرف بمعرفتكمmutasharefun bema'refatek
Take this! (when giving something)خد هذاkhud haza!
Do you like it?هل أعجبك؟hal a'jabak?
I really like it!أعجبني كثيراa'jabani katheeran
I'm just kiddingأنا أمزح فقطana amzah faqat
I'm hungryأنا جائعana jaa'e'
I'm thirstyأنا عطشانana 'atshaan

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Arabic about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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