Category: beginning

The beginning category is for learners who have only a very basic vocabulary. Beginners may not have learned to read Arabic script yet, but they may be able to read simple sentences.

beginning, intermediate, Uncategorized, videos

Dr. Bulbul’s Videos

In February 2022, Dr. Bulbul began posting very short videos in simple Arabic to TikTok and YouTube. Each video has a page on this site with a transcription and translation. Happy learning! Clip 0007: أتَناوَل الإفطار ‘I’m eating breakfast’ Clip 0006: عندي سبع تفّاحات ‘I have seven apples’ Clip 0005: كلب أحمر، قطة… حمراء Clip …

beginning, videos

Clip 0002

مُدَرِّس وَمُتَرْجِم This video was posted in February 2022. You can view the clip here on TikTok or here on YouTube. Here is a line-by-line transcript and translation. Click here to return to the list of clips. Translation Arabic Hello, my friend (masc.). Hello, my friend (fem.). أهلاً يا صديقي. أهلاً يا صديقتي. My name …

beginning, intermediate

Some basic expressions for Ramadan

In this article we’ll be looking some basic words and expressions concerning Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Happy Ramadan! There are a couple of common expressions to wish someone a happy Ramadan, the first of which is this: رَمَضان كرِيم. ramaḍan kariim. literally: ‘Ramadan is nobel/generous.’ The usual reply to this expression is: اللهُ …

beginning, for Dr. Bulbul's students, intermediate

Supplementary Readings for Arabic 1-4

Occasionally an Arabic class will go more quickly through the course material and planned. This page provides a list of supplemental readings and materials that can be used. Arabic 1 An untitled story in which two children take a walk and see a chick. here here here here

beginning, Duolingo

Duolingo: Descriptions 2

Welcome to the Descriptions 2 skill in Dr. Bulbul’s Guide to Duolingo Arabic. This skill introduces the letter ن nuun and the ‘alif laam ligature—لا—which is actually the combination of two letters. The official Tips and Notes for this skill (which are quite sparse) can be found here. The letter ن nuun The letter ن …