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Arabic?

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Hi!! Reading through several threads here on duolingo concerning what language people want to learn, I felt like a huge amount of people want to learn Arabic. May I know why? :) As it being my 1., 2. or 3. language (very complicated haha) I would like to know what's the reason for people being interested in learning it.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez
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Firstly:- Maybe some people say that I would like to learn this language because it is popular and Arabic is a popular language spoken by about 220 million persons. Secondly:- Some people tried other websites for learning and found that Duolingo way is a perfect way to teach any language :D Thirdly:- Arabic is an interesting language to be learnt but, it is something hard. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wafinator
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To be honest, I am one of those people wanting to know Arabic. Why? It is same that Arabic is my 4th language but I'm not really fluent in it; Also its because my classmates are mostly Arabic, so If I become more fluent I can communicate with them more better.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
sbelhh
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Totally understandable! May I know why it is your fourth language? And do you know basic words etc. ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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It's similar to a language I already have some experience with (Hebrew). So many people speak Arabic and it has a big internet presence... it is very different from English and I enjoy learning about new cultures... I've always been interested in how people perceive the world they live in.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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I've taught myself a little bit of hebrew too and yes it very similar to it! Also when writing (the methode). Are you fluent in hebrew?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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Nice! I spoke it as a kid for many years... I remember basic words/phrases and the aleph-bet, and am using memrise to help remind me :) so it's in my head. Arabic will be harder for me to learn but I want to learn it and one of my best friends is from Iraq so I'll make sure she teaches me some stuff haha :) Why is it your 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd language? lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
sbelhh
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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wanly2009
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one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world by native speakers. Number 5 in rank according to some old 2005 data: http://www.vistawide.com/languages/top_30_languages.htm

The writing system also looks interesting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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Yes! And I agree! I was taught the latin alphabet first and then the arabic alphabet. Once I got a hold of reading it as words, I've never forgot it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sweetsparkle12

It's actually a nice language it's my 3rd language and I want to learn it because I want to understand people and the religion. You don't need to know Arabic to understand your religion you can learn it either way but I wanna learn it, anyways. Arabic isn't that hard if you have a teacher.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sweetsparkle12

Also I understand 50% that's why it's pretty easy, actually if you know Turkish then Arabic will be 40% or 50% more easy because some words are close to it but the writing is not Arabic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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So, Hebrew and Turkish have Arabic similarities, I am wondering if Kurdish does also?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kirouo

Just look around . Every day every TV in the whole world talks about arabians arabians qre in every place around the world America , australia , the whole europe and the arabian nations arabic became the third language after spanish in america ( an american told me that but I am not sure haha) by the way I think that people get afraid of what they don't know and that's why people want to learn arabic and to know arabians well

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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That's probably also one of the reasons...... And yes, we are everywhere, especially Western Asia, Africa, North America (even South America too) South East Asia (I've read there should be plenty) And many places in Western Europe.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kirouo

I think that if NASA discovered a new planet today they will find arabians there :"D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jossb11

As an ESL teacher it is important for me to learn the languages perdomently in my community. Additionly, because of people fleeing from Syria, I believe in the course of a couple of years Arabic is a language that will need to be learned in the education setting. The only way to teach my students proper English is to be able to connect with them as well as teach them inconjuction to their native language. Moreover, I want to learn Arabic as it is a beautiful sounding language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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ESL? Whats that? :) Oh there are many people from Syria where you live?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/strawberries0

ESL stands for English as a Second Language

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jossb11

ESL is an English student of other languages. Or ELL English language learner. Yes, there is actually a school not far from me that teaches Arabic and English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Being busy with other languages at the moment, I'll have to wait to tackle Arabic. But here's why I'd like to learn it: The alphabet is a challenge that would be fun to overcome. I'd like to learn MSA to be able to read and watch/listen to the news in Arabic, as it will have a slant on affairs that will be different from my own. Classical Arabic would be marvelous to learn, so as to be able to read Arabic literature. Truthfully, I have no leaning towards any of the modern colloquial varieties of Arabic and don't know if I'll ever study any one of them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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I want to learn Arabic. I am learning some of the Lebanese dialect, but mainly just phrases etc. The grammar and more vocab would be great. I want to learn it because it is popular and very beautiful and my family is Lebanese.

2 years ago