Duolingo course on Memrise
I am enjoying the Arabic Duolingo course but I personally always have trouble memorising vocab. Over the years, Memrise has been my go-to platform to study vocabulary. Many enthusiasts have created decks for Duolingo courses, but there's none for Arabic yet (only a reverse course).
I'd be happy to make one (it'd be in my own interest as well), but the task is a bit daunting. Would anyone be interested in creating a course together?
[STATUS] September 7th: Everything up til Geo 2 is complete.
August 28th: Everything up til Home 1 (19th skill) is complete.
August 27th: Course is up! https://www.memrise.com/course/5535484/duolingo-arabic/ Current status: everything until University (13th skill) is complete, including audio.
If you find any errors, please let me know!
Current status: everything until University (13th skill) is complete, including audio. If you find any errors, let me know. I'll continue working on the course and will share updates here. https://www.memrise.com/course/5535484/duolingo-arabic/
Went back to listen, that's interesting. I really hear a strong b, but maybe it has to do with our native languages? :) https://forvo.com/word/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A8/#ar From the link, which one is more clear according to you? To my ears, it's either the b like in the currently recording (f. Libya & Denmark), or almost no sound at all (Jordan & m. Libya) :)
Hey, I think there is an error in Descript 2, the word Fun has the wrong audio, would you check that out
Hi! I finally managed to finish adding the words up to the last lesson so far (Trip 1, #44). Just a few remarks:
- In general, I added the male singular form of nouns and adjectives. If one of the other forms is significantly different (often the plural) and asked by Duolingo, I added those as well. In other cases when only a plural form is used, I only added this and not the singular form.
- I added the first singular present form of verbs ("I …") as a basis. If this form wasn't used in the lesson, I would list one that was used. For example نتمنى (= we hope) for the Trip 1 lesson. In some cases, I added different forms to practice new conjugations, such as for weak verbs, the imperative mood and the future tense.
- I used as many Forvo voice samples as possible. When there were none available for the relevant word, I recreated the pronunciation in Amazon Polly. This is the speech synthesis engine that Duolingo uses for Arabic (and other languages I believe) and I know it's not perfect. However, I chose for a complete set of samples over a faultless pronunciation in order to train the ear as much as possible.
- Now the deck is complete again, we might want to update the description.
I think that's about it :) It helped me a lot to learn the words and I hope others can profit from it! If you see any errors or you have other comments let me know.
Here are the words of this Duolingo course. Please let me know when I can help. Btw, I have the same trouble then you. I only can remember words after learning with an vocab trainer. ;-)
Alphabet 1 is the 1st skill in the Arabic language course. • زي = zii (EN: clothes) • زا = zaa (EN: generous) • رود = ruud (EN: river) • زار = zaar (EN: oar) • ري = rii (EN: irrigation) • را = raa (EN: make) • دور = duur (EN: far) • رو = ruu (EN: face) • راي = raay (EN: opinion) • وي = wii (EN: he) • وو = wuu (EN: has been) • يَ = ya (EN: how)
Alphabet 2 is the 2nd skill in the Arabic language course. • بوب = Bob (male name) • جورج = George (male name) • رَواد = Rawad (male name) • كَري = Carrie (female name) • جودي = Judy (female name) • روزا = Rosa (female name) • وَ = and
Alphabet 3 is the 3rd skill in the Arabic language course
• كوبا = Cuba (Caribbean country)
• كوريا = Korea (East Asian country)
• بيرو = Peru (South American country)
• باكو = Baku (capital of Azerbaijan)
• داكار = Dakar (capital of Senegal)
• جوبا = Juba (capital of South Sudan)
• ريجا = Riga (capital of Latvia)
Alphabet 4 is the 4th skill in the Arabic language course. In this skill, they are all masculine words and you learn to form some simple sentences with them. • بَيت = house (masculine) • باب = door (masculine) • كَراج = garage (masculine) • جاكيت = jacket (masculine) • كَبير = big (masculine) • جَديد = new (masculine) • مُمتاز = amazing (masculine)
Descrip. 1 (Descriptions 1) is the 5th skill • دَجاج = chicken (masculine) • سَمَك = fish (masculine) • زَوج = husband (masculine) • جار = neighbor (masculine) • بارِد = cold (masculine) • كَريم = generous (masculine) • عادي = regular (masculine)
Descrip. 2 (Descriptions 2) is the 6th skill
• سام = Sam (male name)
• زَيد = Zayd (male name)
• دُوو = Duo (name of the Duolingo mascot)
• دُكتور = doctor (masculine)
• سَعيد = happy (masculine)
• مُمتِع = fun (masculine)
• مُتَرجِم = translator (masculine)
• عَرَبِيّ = Arab (masculine)
• جَيِّد = good (masculine)
• سَريع = fast (masculine)
• ذَكِيّ = smart (masculine)
• تامِر = Tamer (male name)
• عُمَر = Omar (male name)
• دَوود = David (male name)
2 is used to represent the character ء أَ equals 2a /إِ equals 2i
• أَمريكا = America • عُمان = Oman (country in Middle East) • تونِس = Tunisia (country in North Africa) • لُبنان = Lebanon (country in Middle East) • سوريا = Syria (country in Middle East) • أَنا = I am • مِن = from
Omar Is... is the 8th skill شادي = Shadi (male name) • سيث = Seth (male name) • أَمريكِيّ = American • لُبنانِيّ = Lebanese • عُمانِيّ = Omani • سورِيّ = Syrian • تونِسِيّ = Tunisian • عِنْد = has/have • جَميل = pretty
Country 2 (Countries 2) is the 9th إِسْكُتْلَنْدِيّ = Scottish (someone from Scotland) • إِسْكُتْلَنْدا = Scotland (country part of the UK) • كَنَدِيّ = Canadian (someone from Canada) • كَنَدا = Canada (North American country) • إِنْجِليزِيّ = English (someone from England) • إِنْجِلْتِرا = England (country in the UK) • هولَنْدا = Holland (country in Europe)
Phrases is the 10th. • أَهْلاً = hello • يا = hey • تَماماً = absolutely/exactly • شُكْراً = thank you • عَفْواً = you're welcome • فَريد = Farid (male name) • مَها = Maha (female name) • أَلْمانْيا = Germany • فَرَنْسا = France • أُسْتُرالْيا = Australia • أَيْن = where • أَنْتَ = you are (to a male) • أَنْتِ = you are (to a female)
Descrip. 3 (Descriptions 3) is the 11th skill رَجُل = man • اِمْرَأة = woman • وَلَد = boy • بِنْت = girl • ذَكِيّة = smart (female) • عَرَبِيّة = Arab (female) • أَمْريكِيّة = American (female) • مايْك = Mike (male name) • رانْيا = Rania (female name) • سامْية = Samia (female name) • أُسْتاذ = professor (male) • أُسْتاذة = professor (female) • دُكْتورة = doctor (female) • مُمْتازة = amazing (female) • عَلي = Ali (male name) • بَشير = Bashir (male name) • جَيِّدة = good (female) • سورِيّة = Syrian (female) • تونِسِيّة = Tunisian (female) • مُتَرْجِمة = translator (female) • سَريعة = fast (female)
You and Me is the 12th skill • غَريب = weird (male) • غَريبة = weird (female) • مُعَلِّم = teacher (male) • مُعَلِّمة = teacher (female) • جَوْعان = hungry (male) • جَوْعانة = hungry (female) • جِدّاً = very هُوَّ = he is • هِيَّ = she is • باريس = Paris • أَمْسْتِرْدام = Amsterdam • فَرَنْسِيّ = French (male) • فَرَنْسِيّة = French (female) • هولَنْدِيّ = Dutch (male) غَسّان = Ghassan (male name) • أَرْوى = Arwa (female name) • لَمى = Lama (female name) • جَديدة = new • مُهَنْدِسة = engineer (male) • مُهَنْدِس = engineer (female) • هَل = is/do (question word for yes/no questions)
University is the 13th skill • مَلِكة = queen • جامِعة = university • غُرْفة = room • سَيّارة = car • واسِعة = spacious • مَدينة = city • كَبيرة = big • بِناية = building (feminine) • شَيْء = thing (feminine) • مُهِمّ = important (masculine) • مُهِمّة = important (feminine) • سَهْل = easy (masculine) • سَهْلة = easy (feminine) • لُغة = language • مُزْدَحِمة = crowded • نْيويورْك = New York • بَرْلين = Berlin • هارْفارْد = Harvard • اَلْأَزْهَر = Al-Alzhar • مَشْهورة = famous • إِسْلامِيّة = Islamic
Are you? is the 14th skill مَغْرِبِيّ = Moroccan (masculine) • مَغْرِبِيّة = Moroccan (feminine) • أُرْدُنِيّ = Jordanian (masculine) • أُرْدُنِيّة = Jordanian (feminine) • بَيْروت = Beirut (capital of Lebanon) • ريم = Reem (feminine name) • في = in, on, about (preposition) • اَلْبَيْت = the house • اَلْكَراج = the garage • اَلْمُعَلِّم = the teacher • اَلْمُتَرْجِم = the translator • اَلْمُهَنْدِسة = the engineer • اَلْمُعَلِّمة = the teacher • اَلْباب = the door • اَلْأُسْتاذ = the professor • اَلْجار = the neighbor • اَلْجامِعة = the university • اَلْمُحامْية = the lawyer (feminine) • اَلْمُحامي = the lawyer (masculine) • مُحامي = a lawyer • اَلْمَدينة = the city • طَويل = tall
Family 1 is the 15th skill
أَب = father • كَلْب = dog • أُمّ = mother • أُخْت = sister • أَخ = brother • اِبْن = son • بِنْت = daughter • أَبي = my father • أَخي = my brother • أُمّي = my mother • أُخْتي = my sister • اِبْني = my son • كَلْبي = my dog • بِنْتي = my daughter • مُعَلِّمي = my teacher • جاري = my neighbor • بَيْتي = my house • أُسْتاذي = my professor • مُحاسِب = accountant (masculine) • مُحاسِبة = accountant (feminine) • زَوْجي = my husband • تَعْبان = tired •
Your name? is the 16th skill • بِنْتَك = your daughter • اِبْنَك = your son • ابْنَك • زَوْجِك = your husband • كَلْبِك = your dog • كَراجَك = your garage (to a man) • كَراجِك = your garage (to a woman) • بَيْتَك = your house (to a man) • بَيْتِك = your house (to a woman) • جارَك = your neighbor (to a man) • جارِك = your neighbor (to a woman) • جاكيتَك = your jacket (to a man) • اِسْم = name • اِسْمي = my name • اِسْمَك = your name (to a man) • اِسْمِك = your name (to a woman) • اسْمِك = your name • اسْمَك = your name • أُسْتاذ = sir • أُسْتاذة = ma'am • ما = what is •
Family 2 is the 17th skill • زَوْجة = wife • زَوْجَتي = my wife • جَدّ = grandfather • جَدّي = my grandfather • جَدّة = grandmother • جَدَّتي = my grandmother • مَحْمود = Mahmoud (male name) • زَوْجَتَك = your wife (to a man) • زَوْجَتِك = your wife (to a woman) • قِطّة = cat • قِطَّتَك = your cat (to a man) • جَدَّتَك = your grandmother (to a man) • لُبْنانِيّة = Lebanese • لَطيفة = kind (masculine) • لَطيف = kind (feminine) • جارة = neighbor • جارَتي = my neighbor • مَدينَتَك = your city (to a male) • مَدينَتِك = your city (to a female) • مُعَلِّمَتَك = your teacher (to a male) • مُعَلِّمَتِك = your teacher (to a female) • إِبْراهيم = Ibrahim (male name)
Clothes is the 18th skill
• تي شيرْت = t-shirt
• تَنّورة = skirt
• وِشاح = scarf
• وِشاحَك = your scarf
• عِنْدي = I have
• عِنْدَك = you have (to a man)
• عِنْدِك = you have (to a woman)
• مِعْطَف = coat
• مِعْطَفِك = your coat
• بَلوزة = blouse
• لَيْسَ = not
• قُبَّعة = hat
• بُنِّ = brown
• زَرْقاء = blue
• أَبْيَض = white
Home 1 is the 19th skill. • غالي = expensive (masculine) • غالْية = expensive (feminine) • اَلْإيجار = the rent • إيجاري = my rent • إيجارَك = your rent (to a man) • إيجارِك = your rent (to a woman) • هٰذا = this, this is • مَطْبَخ = kitchen • حَمّام = bathroom • واسِع = spacious • اَلْحَمْدُ لِله = praise be to God • مُحَمَّد = Mohamed (male name) • هٰذِهِ = this, this is • حَديقة = a garden • طاوِلة = a table • صالون = a living room • قَديم = old (masculine) • قَديمة = old (feminine) • جَميلة = pretty • الْحائِط = the wall • اَلْكَلْب = the dog • اَلْغُرْفة = the room •
In My Bag is the 20th شَنْطة = bag • شَنْطَتي = my bag • شَنْطَتَك = your bag (to a man) • شَنْطَتِك = your bag (to a woman) • مَحْفَظة = wallet • هُناك = there, there is • صَغير = small (masculine) • صَغيرة = small (feminine) • كِتاب = book • سي دي = CD • قَصير = short (masculine) • دَفْتَر = notebook • قَلَم = pen • مَشْروب = drink (noun) • رَخيص = cheap • ثَقيل = heavy (masculine) • ثَقيلة = heavy (feminine) • مِفْتاح = key • هاتِفي = my telephone • هاتِفَك = your telephone (to a man) • هاتِفِك = your telephone (to a woman) • نُقود = cash • عِلْكة = gum • اب توب = laptop • قَلَم رَصاص = pencil
Office is the 21st skill
• كُرْسي = chair
• مَكْتَب = office
• حاسوب = a computer
• حاسوبي = my computer
• حاسوبَك = your computer (to a male)
• حاسوبِك = your computer (to a female)
• رَقَم هاتِف = phone number (to a male)
• صَحيفة = newspaper
• صَحيفَتي = my newspaper
• صَحيفَتَك = your newspaper
• رَقَمي = my number
• رَقَمِك = your number
• اَلْمَكْتَب = the office • اَلْصَّحيفة = the newspaper
Food is the 22nd • مَطْعَم = restaurant • اَلْمَطْعَم = the restaurant • أَكْل = food • اَلْأَكْل = the food • الْأَكْل = food • طَيِّب = good • لٰكِنّ = but • حَليب = milk • ماء = water • قَهْوة = coffee • موزة = banana • رُزّ = rice • رُزّي = my rice • قَهْوَتَك = your coffee (to a male) • قَهْوَتِك = your coffee (to a female)
Picture 1 (Describing a picture 1) is the 23rd skill عَمَل = work/job • عَمَلي = my work • عَمَلَك = your work (to a male) • عَمَلهُ = his work • عَمَلها = her work • صَديق = friend • صَديقي = my friend • صَديقهُ = his friend • صَديقَتهُ = his friend • أَعْرِف = I know • صَديقة = friend • صَديقَتي = my friend • جارَتها = her neighbor • طَويل = long (masculine) • طَويلة = long (feminine) • اِسْمهُ = his name • اِسْمها = her name • صَعْب = difficult (masculine) • صَعْبة = difficult (feminine) • بَيْتهُ = his house • بَيْتها = her house • قَريبة مِن = close to
Hobbies is the 24th skill • اَلْقِراءة = reading • اَلْأَكْل = eating • اَلْجَري = running • أُحِبّ = I like • أَيْضاً = also • اَلْتَّصْوير = photography • صَباحاً = in the morning • كَثيراً = a lot • اَلْنَّوْم = sleeping • اَلْسِّباحة = swimming • هُنا = here • مَساءً = in the evening • عَن = about • مَعَ = with • اَلْسَّفَر = travelling • اَلْكَلام = talking • بِالْلَّيْل = at night • إيطالْيا = Italy
Weather 1 is the 25th skill مَطَر = rain • الْمَطَر = the rain • اَلْمَطَر = the rain • حارّ = hot (masculine) • حارّة = hot (feminine) • خَفيف = light (masculine) • خَفيفة = light (as in not heavy) (feminine) • يَوْم = day • طَقْس = weather • اَلْطَّقْس = weather/the weather • شِتاء = winter • صَيْف = summer • اَلْعالي = high (masculine) • الْعالْية = high (feminine) • عالْية = high • اَلْمُمْطِر = rainy • مُمْطِر = rainy • اَلْمُشْمِس = sunny • اَلْيَوْم = today • اَلْرُّطوبة = the humidity • رُطوبة = humidity • قَمَر = moon • اَلْقَمَر = the moon • خَريف = fall/autumn • اَلْخَريف = the fall • رَبيع = spring • اَلْرَّبيع = the spring • اَلْشِّتاء = the winter • اَلْصَّيْف = the summer • اَلآن = now
Geo 1 (Geography 1) is the 26th skill اَلْصّين = China • الْبَلَد = country • اَلْبَلَد = the country • ساحِل = coast • اَلْسّاحِل = the coast • بَلَدها = her country • الْأُرْدُن = Jordan (middle east country) • اَلْأُرْدُن = Jordan (middle east country) • بَلَدَك = your country (to a male) • بَلَدِك = your country (to a female) • بَلَدي = my country • اَلْيَمَن = Yemen (middle east country) • مُتَنَوِّع = diverse (masculine) • مُتَنَوِّعة = diverse (feminine) • اَلْعِراق = Iraq (country in middle east) • اَلْسّودان = Sudan (country in Northern East Africa) • تاريخِيّ = historic (masculine) • تاريخِيّة = historic (feminine) • فِلَسْطين = Palestine • مَكان = place • جَبَل = mountain • اَلْجَبَل = the mountain, the mountains • عاصِمة = capital, a capital • اَلْعاصِمة = the capital • الْعاصِمة = the capital • بَغْداد = Baghdad (capital of Iraq) • مِصْر = Egypt (country in North Africa) • اَلْخَرطوم = Khartoum (capital of Sudan) • اَلْقاهِرة = Cairo (capital of Egypt)
Picture 2 (Describe a Picture 2) is the 27th skill • أَسَد = lion • الْأَسَد = the lion • أَسَدي = my lion • أَسَدها = her lion • أُحِبّ = I love • غَنِيّ = rich (male) • غَنِيّة = rich (female) • عِنْدهُ = he has • عِنْدها = she has • خَلْف = behind • خَلْفي = behind me • خَلْفَك = behind you (to a male) • خَلْفِك = behind you (to a female) • خَلْفهُ = behind him • خَلْفها = behind her • بِجانِب = next to • بِجانِبي = next to me • بِجانِبها = next to her • بِجانِبَك = next to you (to a male) • أَمام = in front of • أَمامي = in front of me • أَمامَك = in front of you (to a male) • أَمامِك = in front of you (to a female) • أَمامهُ = in front of him • أَمامها = in front of her • سُؤال = question • مَن = who • دائِماً = always • ابِس = wearing (male) • ابِسة = wearing (female) • مُضْحِك = funny (male) • مُضْحِكة = funny (female) • مَشْغول = busy (male) • مَشْغولة = busy (female)
At Home 2 (House 3) is the 28th skill
شُبّاك = window (masculine)
• اَلْشُّبّاك = the window
• اَلْحَنَفِيّة = the faucet (feminine)
• ٱلْحَنَفِيّة = the faucet
• مَكْسور = broken (masculine)
• مَكْسورة = broken (feminine)
• أَفْتَح = I open
• مُشْكِلة = problem
• شَيْء = something
• عَلى = on
• سَرير = bed
• ٱلْسَّرير = the bed
• اَلْسَّرير = the bed
• سَريري = my bed
• اَلْحَمّام = the bathroom
• تِلْفاز = television
• ٱلْتِّلْفاز = the television
• اَلْتِّلْفاز = the television
• تِلْفازي = my television
• تِلْفازها = her television
• صَوْت = noise
• ٱلْصَّوْت = noise
• مُعَطَّل = out of order
• أَنام = I sleep
• أَدْخُل = I enter
• ٱلْشّارِع = steet
• اَلْشّارِع = the street
• أَسْكُن = I live
• بِسَبَب = because of
0 to 10 (Zero to Ten) is the 29th skill ٠ = 0 • ١ = 1 • ٢ = 2 • ٣ = 3 • ٤ = 4 • أَعُدّ = I count • لا أَعُدّ = I do not count • إِلى = to • ٥ = 5 • ٦ = 6 • ٧ = 7 • ٨ = 8 • ٩ = 9 • ١٠ = 10 • كَيْف = how • هَل تَعْرِف = do you know (to a male) • هَل تَعْرِفين = do you know (to a female) • تَعُدّ = you count (to a male) • تَعُدّين = you count (to a female)
Geo 2 (Geography 2) is the 30th skill وِلاية = state (as in USA state) • وِلايَتي = my state • وِلايَتَك = your state (to a male) • وِلايَتِك = your state (to a female) • وِلايَتهُ = his state • وِلايَتها = her state • ساحِلِيّة = coastal • فِلَسْطينِيّة = Palestinian • بَحْر = sea • اَلْبَحْر = the sea • ٱلْبَحْر = the sea • لِلْأَسَف = unfortunately • قَرْية = village • قَرْيَتي = my village • قَرْيَتِك = your village (to a female) • ضَواحي = the suburbs • تَسْكُن = you live (to a male) • تَسْكُنين = you live (to a female) • طَبيعة = nature • اَلْطَّبيعة = the nature • ٱلْطَّبيعة = nature, the nature • جَزيرة = island • نَعَم = yes • تَسْكُن = she lives • يَسْكُن = he lives • اَلْإِسْكَنْدَرِيّة = Alexandria (coastal city in Egypt)
You are welcome. But please consider only to take in words and no sentences. I am not sure if the TTS engine in Memrise working well with the grammar. In case you want to add sentences too, then please let it check first from a native speaker. For what I have learned last year is that the TTS engine in Quizlet is not working well with the endings of words.
Let me know what you think! I'm currently considering removing all the ḥarakāt, because the iOS Memrise app doesn't take them well and moves them when you're in a typing exercise (it has the same problem with Russian stress marks - it'll still accept the word as correct even if the ḥarakāt end up out of place). Plus it would probably be good for learners to not rely on ḥarakāt too much... Curious to hear what you think.
You are doing a great job. Thank you so much. I love that you also chosed the writing tool too. Exactly this in combination of listening to the word is the only way I am able to learn words.
And now we are able to see the letters properly. I guess, now I have really to register at their second (new) website too. :-))))
Btw, last year, as it still was on Memrise, I had tried to create an own stack too. But it didn't worked like I could do some years back with English.
Ok, and one thought for considering about it. When I create stacks on Memorion (there is no sound for Arabic available) I put in the words without their vowel signs but use another field for the words with vowel signs which comes up when I see the answer. In this way I can also learn to differenciate the small nuances between short and long vowels and the shaddah and sokun and when I have to make a tiny break while speaking a word. I know that this is for many people not important because they have a nice hearing for those small details.
Hi, I just want to say thank you so so much for this. I find it easy to memorise words with Memrise. Again, thank you a lot. Here's a lingot :D
Hey! Thanks so much for this list. The Arabic tree has been updated, so there are a lot of new words. Are you thinking of updating the deck with these new words?
If not, I am thinking of making a new deck starting with the new courses and corresponding words. In order to add audio, where did you get the sound files from? Forvo? Would be a tremendous help to know! Thanks
P.S. Have a lingot for the effort!
Hi! Thanks for your comment. I currently have very little time to go through the course and actually find the new vocabulary, but I'd be more than happy to update the Memrise course if someone can provide the vocab the way Elke405873 did before.
If you have experience with creating/editing Memrise courses, I'd also be more than happy to colaborate with you on the existing course, if you'd like :)
Yes, I got all the sound files from Forvo. It does take a little time finding the correct and/or best quality sound file now and then.
Hi, I finished my list. It'd be amazing if you still want to convert this to a MemRise deck. I think the list is pretty complete, there might be a couple of words missing, but not many I reckon. And I think you don't have to include all verb forms…
Do you need help with this? (my Memrise user name is eastwesteast)
EDIT: for fun I made one deck with the words from the "Hi! / greetings" lesson, making a distinction between the word and the pronunciation and adding audio. So I can definitely help out with MemRise.
So I have extracted the words from the Duome Arabic vocabulary list, filtered them and edited the translations. I have noticed Duome isn't comprehensive though, so the list is most probably incomplete. But it's better than nothing I guess :)
You can find the resulting list in this Google Sheet. It should cover the new lessons. I have kept the Duome descriptive tags, such as word type, although that one is probably not useful for the MemRise decks. Also, I have added short grammar notes to the translations, mostly whether a word or verb is directed to a male or female person. Let me know if this works for you!
Hey, I have restarted the course and now I am at the new update part. I will update the Google Sheet while I'm working on it. Might take some time though. I wonder if I might already know the words this way before they get to MemRise :)
(I used a different account to start the Arabic course from scratch)
Hi! I'm so sorry I haven't replied yet. I'm a bit overwhelmed with work and personal stuff right now. I don't know when I'll have time to get to this (but I fear it might not be soon). Would you like to create a new Memrise course, or if you have time: collaborate on the existing one perhaps?
Great, thanks for adding me as a contributor :) I added the Hi! lesson with audio to try things out. Even if I think it's OK, maybe you might want to check it out to see if I have done it correctly ;)
P.S. I changed the course picture as it didn't show up on my home page before. I hope that's ok. I also removed an incorrect audio pronunciation for أدخل. There were a couple of other errors I noticed, I might find them back (I ignored those words).
I'll take a look at it later :) But please, could you leave the pronunciations for the words that are already in there as they were? Duolingo has a lot of pronunciation errors (that I'm not sure they have already fixed) - I matched the pronunciations up to my Arabic course (that I took irl) instead. Sorry, should've given you a head's up on that sooner!
I understand it takes a lot of work to collect the pronunciations, I did this for three lessons now, so I am being careful :) I mentioned the wrong word btw, I meant to say أدخل (not أدرس).
I found the source you used on Forvo (link), and I clearly hear adkhal instead of adkhul. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard the latter on Duolingo and it is similar to the pronunciations I see on wiktionary and cooljugator.com: أَدْخُلُ. I can only assume that the final damma is more formal and dropped in speech. And yes, sometimes I do hear weird things from Duolingo.
(Duo won't let me reply to your latest comment so I'll do it like this!) Yeah, it's possible in this case that it's a regional thing and I learned it one way while elsewhere it sounds slightly different. If we're in doubt I've got colleagues (language specialists) I can ask :) Maybe make a note if you find any borderline cases and we can figure it out. Thanks for your hard work btw on adding all the new stuff!
https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/NKiHfJJZ/duo-arabic - I have tried to extract words from the duolingo library. However, alphabetic order is not the best. You probably want them in the order of lessons, right?
Indeed, to study them in the order of the lessons would be as most effective as possible. First to study them at the same time as on Duo helps more and second to study them outside the order of the alphabet helps better to remember words really on your own. But sure, you can do it in the way it is best for you. ;-)
Thank you so much! I have my own lists (old school paper) but Memrise is great in combination with Duo. It helped me a lot with the turkish course to first learn the vocab with Memrise and then the sentences and grammar with Duo, so I'll use your course a lot from now on!