The Aleph at the end of third-person plural verbs is there for protection.
There are ten verb forms in Arabic. That is what most people learn - even at universities. But that is not the end of the story, as we will learn in this article.
Mai Ahmed from Cairo has written a book about Egyptian recipes for vegetarians. PLUS: We will check the 20 most important verbs for cooking in Egyptian Arabic.
Episode #15 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who created a mobile app that can conjugate Arabic verbs flawlessly: Habib Kassem.
The Arabic verb system is very logical, but there are exceptions. Beginners, however, often struggle to conjugate verbs. Now, there is help: the app CAVE.
Have you ever had a look at the Arabic root tahatlara ه-ت-ل-ر in Hans Wehr's dictionary? You will be surprised: It means to behave like Adolf Hitler.
Filler expressions make Egyptian Arabic difficult for learners: bass, ya'ny, ba'a - words that don't really change the meaning of the sentence. Here is a list.