Arabic does not look scary anymore :)
I have to tell you something about my experience with arabic that is near 0%...
I always got lost and a bit afraid since I had contact with the arabic alphabet for the first time. It always looked for me like something very very strange. My native language is portuguese and when I was a child (I think about 8 y/o), I accidentally changed the language of my uncle's phone from portuguese to arabic!!!! I got very scared 'cause I couldn't change back to portuguese, that was terrifying to me!!! (Maybe this situation made me traumatized about arabic alphabet LOL). But yesterday I tried arabic duolingo course and finally I could read some very basic things... It does not looks scary anymore! That's it haha :)
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie
Congratulations on defeating your fear.
In French : Dans la vie, rien n’est à craindre, tout est à comprendre.
Some other citations from Marie Curie : follow this link (in French) :
Unfortunately, DuoLingo's approach to teaching the "abjad" (alphabet) isn't great. You spend a lot of time learning the sounds when you could be learning both the letters AND actual words at the same time. Why not start with words like "باب"? It's a very basic word with the simplest letters AND actually means something ("door").
Às vezes parece que o árabe é um idioma impossível de aprender,mas eu lembro que com anos de prática consegui ficar boa no inglês, e isto me dá esperanças.Tudo depende da prática e da persistência.
Alguém que esteja aprendendo árabe pode me dar uma dica de como estudar de uma forma eficiente?
I'm very happy to see people want to learn my native language so please let me give an advice .. all of this language -like any language- is about two things: vocabulary and grammar. Me personally started reading Arabic books when I was 3 years old, I collected a huge toll of similar and related vocabulary and also learned grammar so well that I could write sentences correctly without understanding 100% of the grammar. Which requires 7 to 10 years at the university to be good in it! so, start reading you will be great ♥️
I am learning Arabic, too and it does not seem intangible to me any more. I am trying to recongize letters on various grocery items I buy. It's fun actually. It kind of reminds me of the shorthand alpahbet I learned as a child with my granddad. Continue learning! Boa sorte com seus estudos, Bruno!
Congrats Mr. Bruno!
I appreciate a lot efforts endeavored by people with Latin-script language when trying learning Arabic. It is ultimately hard especially for self-taught individuals, not to mention the decreased ability to learn new languages as we get older.
You have accomplished something to be proud of. And in an attempt to encourage you more, I will write down the first paragraph in Arabic that one day you'll come back to check it out with your ability to fully read and understand.
أُقدِّرُ جداً المجهودَ المبذولَ فيْ تعلُّمِ اللُّغةِ العربيِّةِ منْ قِبلِ أبناءِ اللُّغاتِ ذويِّ الكتابةِ اللَّاتينيةِ. إنَّها شديدةُ الصُّعوبةِ خصوصاً علىْ العصاميِّينَ، هذاْ عداْ عنْ ذِكرِ تراجعِ قدرتناْ علىْ تعلُّم لغاتٍ جديدةٍ كلَّما تقدَّمناْ بالسِّنِّ.
Regards تحيَّاتي ❤
Hi Bruno - I’m hoping you can help out the Arabic community here. I’ve looked extensively through the forum and there doesn’t seem to be anyone from the Arabic Incubator team present here. In the App help centre, it says to report problems to the incubators via the forum - but they’re not here! I was thinking as a moderator you might be able to find out what’s going on with the team who look after the Arabic course. You’ll notice there are a lot of frustrated learners, and no one seems to be listening.