Is it possible to make arabic writing in the lessons bigger without increasing the zoom in the browser itself? The letters are small and difficult to comprehend in details (I never studied arabic alphabet before, these are my first lessons ever).
You should report the question and give them this suggestion. But yeah you're completely right.
It is an English word so it should be written in English... Carrie: pet name or person name...
They shouldn't be because...? Karii and Kari might be a bit too much, but I've definitely seen Karie and Karrie in the wild before.
It's probably not the best choice of names. It's not as common in all English speaking countries perhaps but more importantly it has more spelling variety than more traditional names, which is fine in life but complicates the course a bit much in these early stages and distracts from learning Arabic.
It is a name that can be spelled with the letters we have been taught so far.
It is a name which can be spelled many different ways in English but I think we might just have to accept that for this course they have decided to spell it as "Carrie" and remember that (even though, as I mentioned previously, the audio on my laptop sounds like Keren).
Please make bigger letters. As it is, it's too small for a novice to understand when learning Arabic for the first time :)
There's a small mismatch between the pronunciation and the way the word is written. What the pronouncer is really saying is "كَرّي" with the emphasis diacritic " ّ " over the "r" aka "ر"
If this is intended to be of any help to complete beginners, the alphabet portion needs to be much more comprehensive. I believe it would be helpful to give the letters and their sounds in order, so that a new learner can see the relationship, based on both shape an sound, that they have to each other. Also, the position of the diacritical markings needs to be addressed, what makes a letter an “ah” or an “ee”, etc. This is so important in the beginning. And yes, I am seeing tiny yellow letters also. There is a HUGE amount of empty white space on the pages, so surely the Arabic print could larger without much effort.
This group of exercises are not helping me much. The Arabic text is too small for me to read and it's yellow on white. I hear the sound clearly and of course can pick the answer easily but I'm struggling with this format.
Nigel, in the exercises I have black letters on a white background and at the top of this page the answer is blue on white, because it opens to another page when you click on it. I don't ever remember seeing yellow on white. ??? I do my lessons on a PC. I wonder why yours would be yellow on white.
The arabic characters where you can hover for hints are yellow and very small.
Until they accommodate us, I've started using "ctrl +" on my computer to increase the font size and "ctrl 0" to return the font to normal size. It helps a lot.
What is that first letter? Its either a koff or a kaaf but it doesnt look like either
The first letter is "kaaf" with a "fatHa" over it. It does looks very different when it is not connected to any other letters.
The name "Carrie" and the verb "carry" sound the same in English. The emphasis is on the first syllable for these words. The Arabic speaker is putting the emphasis on the first syllable also, but is pronouncing two "r"s and trilling, or rolling, the last "r", neither which we do in English. To us, it just sounds like Carrie being said with an accent that is not ours.
There is only one "r" in writing, but while we read, we hear "double" r... It is confusing