Nunation (تنوين) in Arabic is used when there is no definite article ال. But that is only half of the truth. The idea is much deeper.
Nunation (تنوين) can tell you something about the character and personality of a word. It is a deep idea developed by the first Arab grammarians.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
LibreOffice - unlike Microsoft Word - does not offer to change the color of Arabic diacritical marks (tashkeel/harakat). However, there are two tricks.
Arabic keyboards lack many important special characters. Here is a list of the most important characters and signs which you can copy and paste.
There are many options for Arabic keyboards: hardware (qwerty and qwertz), mobile apps or virtual keyboards online. Here is a list of the best Arabic keyboards.
Before the Aleph or on top of it - the position of the Tanween fatha has long been debated. Egyptians and Syrians have different approaches
A final Aleph (ألف) in Arabic to express the accusative case (منصوب) can be tricky. Where do you put it on a final Hamza (همزة)? Here are the rules.
The Islamic call to prayer is a tricky construction. In Sunni Islam, the muezzin uses khayr (خير) which strangely denotes a comparative (better). Why?