wanna help at your daily arabic?
hi everyone! i'm an arabic so if u want any help ask me here!
well u can read Arabic without knowing the meanings but you'll be confusing. Try to understand the words that will help you to pronounce the letters more......... And about the vowels yes u can read in maximun 3 letters witout vowels otherwise the words will be super hard to read..... Hope that help u :)
How do i know if it is "a" or "y"? Here in Duo we can read because they put a mark up or down to show if it is one or another. Is the only way learning vocabulary and getting the meaning from the context? And why you have to say "tum" at the end of each feminine word separately, but when you hear the word in a sentence they don't say that? These things makes me confused
good question...... there is a difference between "a" and "y" ("ا" and "ى") in grammar i can't tell u all the rule but that relies on the origin of the word and it considered just a misspelling ....... no u can reliance on the context but u can form the sentences denpending on the meaning u want......... "tun"* not "tum" is simply between the feminist letters that we add to realize the fiminine from the masculine and it not written separately and about the pronounciation of "tun" it must pronounce but in a way thestrangers connot hear it...... so now did u understand? hope u did :)
Just start with videos from Youtube, and as best are videos with vowel signs. If you do not like the kids videos then you can try poems. Here you get very often with the pronunciation the vowels signs too. But it makes no sense the learn from poems the words because this is Fusha and very often you will come across of words which are not used anymore. I will add some suggestions. Maybe the one or another might be helpful for you. Btw, you also can start to read with any children book which is made for the first degrees. Kids also get texts in their first years with vowel signs.
This is a website for learning reading.
Just found this. They offer children books with vowel sign. But if you search on internet you will also find some pdf files. These might be ok for the first time. http://www.myeasyarabic.com/site/read_arabic_sentences_02.htm
I agree ! If I spoke here in Saudi like I am learning in Duolingo the people would laugh at me. Every language and dialects have slang that natives pick up. The Arabic we are learning every Arabic speaker can understand- it is the formal Arabic spoken on the news and written in newspapers. The “spoken “ Arabic varies from country to country, kind of like British English vs American English.
Egyptians pronounce the j like a hard g (good), I am an American living in Saudi and they pronounce the j as a (j). I often hear (I think there are two ladies) the “j” pronounced as a hard “g” , so I am guessing Egyptian dialect. For example the word “weather” is “jeu” in Saudi and “geu” in Egypt.
I have lived here many years I can speak Arabic pretty well. People ask why I’m speaking “Saudi Arabic”, assuming I’m Lebanese, because I am blonde! They can’t believe I’m an American! I have studied the grammar in depth. It is extremely difficult, one of the hardest subjects in school. I am increasing my vocabulary and knowledge of grammar on Duolingo. I can read and write but don’t necessarily know the meaningl of the words. Writing from dictation is difficult because Arabic has sounds we do not have in English. The trick is hearing the correct sounds. I often make mistakes. Arabic will always be a work in progress for me.