https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Arabic... I'm amazed.

I decided to take a quick look at the Arabic course, but I have no intention of learning whatsoever, since I don't actually have any plans for it.

But regardless of that, I have to say, I loved the way it sounds! I am pretty sure I will never learn a language with a different writing system, be it Japanese, Arabic or Russian, but I never actually heard Arabic before, and I found it so phonetically (and visually too) beautiful.

Duolingo, thanks for introducing me to a new world, and I wish all the Arabic learners out there the best of luck (I'm pretty sure you'll need it xD )!

July 14, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CheshirePat

I'm doing the course. I'm not very far through, mainly studying the alphabet, but I absolutely love how Arabic looks. The writing is beautiful.

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

I agree with you! Good luck and enjoy!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zaynin1

yeah same

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acikek

I don't know about you, but the alphabet course - at least for me - is much farther extended past the "alphabet" sections. Bit of an oversight.

July 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

شكرا وبالتوفيق مع لغاتك!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Translated as: Thanks and good luck with your languages I think. :o

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

@DragonPolyglot thanks!

P.S: @RuwaydaAtH that translation was much needed xD. Thanks a bunch!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tzuriaf

I took Arabic in college, and I'm loving the review and the bits and pieces of new vocabulary. I just wish there were more content! Does anyone know if there are ways to support the expansion of this course?

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

I only know that you should try applying to be a contributed. I am pretty sure your help will be needed :)

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manorbrand

I've been really enjoying the Arabic course, and learning so much. It's exceptionally well designed. Thanks to the team who made this happen, you're doing a fantastic job!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Good luck! I like the course a lot too!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

I have wanted to learn Arabic since I first heard Souad Massi sing.

Now, 10 years later, I have been blessed by DuoLingo with the opportunity and am loving every second of it. Beautiful language and an amazing door is opening.

Here is Souad Massi, Algerian activist/singer/poet, singing باب الماضي

https://youtu.be/xuzV2W9IaOM

كل واحد و طريقو باب الماضي نغلقو

Lyrics

غاضتني عمري كي جات من عندك من عندك

المر اللي شربتو كان من كاسك

من كاسك

و احنا اللي كنا ملح واحد قسمناه

قسمناه

البارح وين كنا و اليوم وين رانا

رانا

يا حصراه على البارح كي كان ليا رفيق

رفيق

اليوم كي يتلاقا بيا يبدل طريق

طريق

و احنا اللي كنا ملح واحد قسمناه

قسمناه

البارح وين كنا و اليوم وين رانا

رانا

انت خليك في حالك و انا خليني في

حالي

كل واحد و طريقو باب الماضي نغلقو

قل عليا كيما حبيت اجبد عليا

الدعايات

زيد و نقص كيما حبيت الناس يحبو

الحكايات

ياك على بالي انا واش نسوى

قلي شكون يحبط راسو غدوا

انت خليك في حالك و انا خليني في

حالي

كل واحد و طريقو باب الماضي نغلقو

غاضتني عمري كي جات من عندك

من عندك

المر اللي شربتو كان من كاسك

من كاسك.

و احنا اللي كنا ملح واحد قسمناه

قسمناه

البارح وين كنا و اليوم وين رانا

رانا

انت خليك في حالك و انا خليني في

حالي

كل واحد و طريقو باب الماضي نغلقو

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tOmatO_1515

wow it was amazing but although i am an arabic native speaker i have a problem which i can't hear her clearly, one of the bads of arabic is that it is very hard,very long and there are so many various accent ,as an egyption guy i can't understand an algierian guy because of the informal local accent if you just want to learn the formal arabic it would take too long to be an advanced and then here is a guy which is me who is advanced in formal arabic but Unfortunately i can't understand some local accents :"(

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle_L_L

Giving a lingot for the shout out for Souad Massi. Love her! So happy to see Arabic on Duolingo!

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

I am happy too!

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Thanks a lot! Amazing!

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tOmatO_1515

and there is another singer who sings just like this pretty woman and her name is Dina alwadidi or "دينا الوديدي" just try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riT4ZVsFyc

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YousefFCYF

thanks if you go to the world Arabic caligraphy you will be even more amazed by the visuals of the letters

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Thanks! I sure will :)

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guillaume201712

A long time ago I learned the arabic alphabet (27 letters each of them has 4 different ways of writing depending on the place in a the word. ( alone, beginning, mid or end of a word). It is quite easy to learn the phonetic way it works. You can read the written language quite fast and fair enough. But understanding it is another thing. I was in Morocco and could pronounce the text I saw on billboards etc, did not understand it, but our local guide - who could not read nor write - understood what I was saying and translated it into French. But I am not thrilled about the sound of the language. There are more beautiful languages on the world, sound wise. (added : but of course there is a personal opinion, about sounds and music everyone has an opinion. One you like the other you find ugly. )

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Well, I do find it beautiful, plus, there is no such thing as most or more beautiful language, since that is an opinion-based criteria.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tOmatO_1515

HAHAHA you are amazed about how we pronounce, what would happen to you if you read some poems ,with my respect for any another language only arabic would put you in another world just like marijuana when i read at the first time "قصيدة ابدء بنفسك لأبو الأسود الدؤلي" i had a headache from the greatness and the best poetic verse of it is "laa tnha 3n 5olkn wa ta"ty meslaho, 3ar 3laik eza fa3lt wa5eemo" and it means "Do not prevent a thing and then you do like it,Big shame on you if you do"

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tOmatO_1515

actually it's a different sense when you read it by yourself but it is acceptable

July 16, 2019
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