What are the best Arabic grammar books (nahw and sarf) for beginners, intermediate and advanced students? Some recommendations (in English, German, Arabic).
Episode #12 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who tells native Arabic speakers what mistakes they make: Mahmoud Gomah.
Episode #2 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who brings Arabic to South-East Asia: Badrul Aini Sha’ari.
Conditional sentences (if clauses) can cause you a headache in Arabic. Sometimes you need the majzum-mood of the verb - here are the rules.
The word "me" can be the direct object of a verb (like in: help me!) - but this is not our story here. We talk about the word إِيّايَ.
The Arabic word for "ten" - عشر - doesn't always get the same vowels. Therefore, it is pronounced differently. Why? You need to check the gender.
In Arabic, you often use an "interpreted infinitive", a masdar muawwal - المصدر المؤول. This is formed by an أن plus verb in منصوب mood.
The Islamic call to prayer is a tricky construction. In Sunni Islam, the muezzin uses khayr (خير) which strangely denotes a comparative (better). Why?
Both ma ما and lam لَمْ can negate the past tense. How and when should they be used?