Introduction to Arabic Grammar Rules
The fun part of learning any language.. learning Arabic grammar rules! The Arabic grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the Arabic language. But fear not, understanding Arabic grammar is one of the most effective ways to speed up your ability to speak the language. Keep in mind this is just a basic introduction into understanding Arabic grammar.
By now you should already know that Arabic is read from right to left unlike other languages.
Arabic Sentence Structure
Arabic has two style of sentences. Nominal and Verbal.
- Nominal sentences start with a Noun, and can be made without a Verb or Subject.
- Verbal sentences start with a Verb, and have at least a Verb-Subject
sentence structure to them.
Arabic Nouns And Pronouns
- Arabic Nouns can be Masculine or Feminine which affect how the word is pronounced.
- The Special character “ta marbuta” is added to indicate if a noun is
feminine. Some feminine Arabic nouns don’t always have the “ta marbuta”
- Inanimate objects are neither masculine or feminine.
- Arabic Nouns can be either Indefinite or Definite
Arabic uses only present tense verbs which can be conjugated into
- Modal Verbs don’t exist in Arabic. Neither do indefinite articles.
- Future Tense Verbs can be created by adding sa or sawfa before the verb
- Adjectives can be either masculine and feminine. Feminine are
defined by adding “ta marbuta” at the end.
- Adjectives only come after the noun they describe.
Learning Arabic grammar rules can be considered the cornerstone of any language and will take some time to learn but creates a sturdy foundation to help you completely learn Arabic in no time. Take the time to let these points soak in, then build on them as you continue your Arabic studies. Good luck, and have fun learning Arabic.
Interested in further study into Arabic or confused on where to start? I recommend reading our Arabic Beginners Guide