Learning Arabic requires different brain activity than learning German. What does this mean for adult learners? Can the brain adapt to the new demands? A study from the Max Planck Institute provides answers. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Matthias Schwendemann, who was part of the research team, provides fascinating insights into what happens in our brains when we learn Arabic or German.
Arabic roots with weak letters are tricky. If you want to express "say!" (you both - dual) in Arabic, you use قُولا. Why do we keep the و here? An analysis.
The vowel on the second root letter of an Arabic verb reveals many things about the character and personality of the verb.
Arabic is usually written without vowels (tashkeel). The website Forvo can help you to find the correct pronunciation of Arabic words and names.
The Arabic broken plural has the effect that scholars still debate how to properly classify the several branches of Semitic languages.
Episode #11 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the Western diplomat and Canadian ambassador who enjoys giving interviews in Arabic: Ulric Shannon.
Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (الخليل بن أحمد الفراهيدي), a grammarian who was born in 718 (100 AH) in present-day Oman.
The word Allah (الله) is a special word in many ways. Especially the pronunciation can be tricky if you don't know the rules. Here is how it works.
There are many options to form the plural of kafir (كافر) which is unbeliever in Islam. The most common are Kuffār and Kāfirūn. Do they mean the same?
Yes, there are one-letter-words in Arabic. You probably know the word for and وَ. But there is more - the imperative.