This 9th lesson teaches an important aspect in Arabic which is the interrogative form also called questions. In addition, there is a list of vocabulary terms about misunderstanding and finally some commonly used 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.
Being able to ask questions is what makes us curious beings, which in turns broadens our knowledge. It is no different when it comes to learning Arabic. You will always be asking questions, and the following are some tools to help you in that quest.
The following are the 5 Ws + "how" commonly used adverbs to express the interrogative form. Most likely, whenever a question needs to be asked, one of them should be used. 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.
Now we will try to implement the adverbs 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 come?||هل يمكنني المجيء؟|
|Can I help you?||أيمكنني مساعدتك؟|
|Can you help me?||هل يمكنك مساعدتي؟|
|Do you know her?||هل تعرفها؟|
|Do you speak English?||هل تتكلم بالإنجليزية؟|
|How difficult is it?||ما مدى صعوبتها؟|
|How far is this?||كم هو بعده؟|
|How much is this?||بكم هذا؟|
|How would you like to pay?||كيف تريد أن تدفع؟|
|What is this called?||ما إسم هذا؟|
|What is your name?||ما إسمك؟|
|What time is it?||كم الساعة؟|
|When can we meet?||متى يمكننا ان نلتقي؟|
|Where do you live?||أين تعيش؟|
|Who is knocking at the door?||من يطرق الباب؟|
|Why is it expensive?||لماذا هي مكلفة؟|
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There are times when you will not understand what a person said in Arabic, or simply that you want them to repeat a word. The following are 24 expressions used to clear misunderstandings. Very essential to any conversation!
|Can you repeat?||هل يمكنك تكرير ما قلته؟|
|Can you speak slowly?||هل يمكنك التحدث ببطء؟|
|Did you understand what I said?||هل فهمت ما قلته؟|
|Don't worry!||لا تقلق|
|Excuse me? (i.e. I beg your pardon?)||المعذرة؟|
|How do you say "OK" in French?||كيف يمكنك أن تقول "اوكي" بالفرنسية؟|
|I don't know!||لا أعرف|
|I don't understand!||لا أفهم|
|I need to practice my French||أنا بحاجة لممارسة الفرنسية|
|Is that right?||هل هذا صحيح؟|
|Is that wrong?||هل هذا خطأ؟|
|My French is bad||لغتي الفرنسية ليست جيدة|
|No problem!||ليس هناك أي مشكل|
|Sorry (to apologize)||آسف|
|What does that word mean in English?||ماذا تعني هذه الكلمة بالإنجليزية؟|
|What is this?||ما هذا؟|
|What should I say?||ماذا يجب أن أقول؟|
|What's that called in French?||ماذا يسمى هذا بالفرنسية؟|
|Write it down please!||أكتبها من فضلك|
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Finally, a list of some common phrases that you might come across from time to time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!
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Congratulations! You finished your 9th lesson in Arabic about questions, and misunderstanding. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 10. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.