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Poster: Arabic Numbers Made Easy!

You won’t find anything clearer or more easy to use than this guide to numbers in Arabic, which successfully breaks down one of the most complex parts of Arabic grammar, making it as easy as 1, 2, 3…!

I created this poster with the learner in mind and have designed it to be as user-friendly as possible. Suited to all levels of Arabic, it covers all cardinal numbers, along with Arabic numerals, example nouns and essentials of grammar, such as which case the noun should be in. To help with pronunciation, the Arabic has been fully vowelled and English transliteration has been provided for each number.

Never again be frustrated by the grammar of Arabic numbers…

Available as a high-quality 24″ x 24″ poster at: Nigel of Arabia’s Store

Numbers in Arabic Poster by Nigel of Arabia

 

Ideal for both reference at home or on the classroom wall. For this and other original Arabic designs for sale, visit: www.Zazzle.com/NigelofArabia

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Your New Go-To Arabic Bookmarks!

Anyone that has studied Arabic will know that looking up words in an Arabic dictionary can be tricky… Firstly, the standard format for Arabic dictionaries is to list words in order by root. This makes being able to recognise the root of a word essential. On top of that, you are expected to know how to construct the verb forms derived from the root. What does that mean? Well, let’s say you come across the following entry:

Arabic Dictionary Entry Example

In this example, taken from the widely used Hans Wehr dictionary, it states that form IV of the given root برد (b-r-d) has the meaning “to send by mail”. This means that you are expected to know how to arrange the root letters to create form IV. This would be done using form IV’s pattern, أَفْعَلَ (af’ala), producing the verb أَبْرَدَ (abrada). So, without knowing the patterns for each of the verb forms you will be lost!

In an effort to make life a whole lot easier for you while reading, studying or translating Arabic, I came up with these new designs… two fantastic quick-reference bookmarks!

Available now at Nigel of Arabia’s Store! 

High-quality wooden bookmarks:

  • The Arabic Verb Forms (I-X). As highlighted in the example above, this bookmark will help you produce the various derived verb forms with ease!
  • The Arabic Alphabet. So when you forget, for example, where the letter ظ is found in the dictionary – one quick glance at this bookmark and you’re good to go!

As an added bonus, the Arabic alphabet bookmark also gives the initial, medial and final forms of each letter – providing you with a quick and handy guide to handwriting in Arabic. These bookmarks will quickly become your go-to reference while looking up words in the dictionary. They also serve as a great way to revise these essential parts of Arabic!

Get yours today at: www.Zazzle.com/NigelofArabia

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An Arabic clock… like you’ve never seen before!

Inspired by the unusual and creative clocks that you often see shared on Facebook, like the handful below, I wondered how I might apply the same kind of creativity to an Arabic-themed clock face…

I knew it wouldn’t be anything new or novel simply to use Arabic numbers, or to write out the numbers as words in Arabic (…although that’s not a terrible idea). So, I came up with something infinitely more original, as well as practical for those learning Arabic… a clock made from the Arabic “verb forms”!

Arabic Verb Forms Clock by Nigel of Arabia

The Arabic “Verb Forms” (I-XII)

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For those unfamiliar with the Arabic verb forms or “awzaan” of the verb, they are a set of different verb forms (or patterns) derived from a single root, and each verb form carries its own distinct meaning, which is a slight variation on the base meaning of the root.

There are actually up to fifteen verb forms, but Arabic textbooks normally focus on only forms 1-10, as the others are extremely rare.

In the case of this clock, the verb forms I have used are based on the trilateral root “f-ع-l” (ف – ع – ل), which carries the meaning “to do”. This root is the root that is most commonly used in Arabic grammar references and textbooks to present all of the different word forms possible in Arabic.

Another example of a root in Arabic is the three consonants ك – ت – ب (ktb), written in that order, which carries the meaning of “writing” and produces various words, such as كتاب (kitaab) = “book”, مكتبة (maktaba) = “library”, and أكتب (aktub) = “I write”. For a fully comprehensive and user-friendly map of this root, see my post: The Arabic Verb Map …Revamped!

It is important to note that if the order of the root letters is changed then the meaning will also change completely. When the “verb forms” are generated, the order of the root letters never changes. Instead, there may be a doubling of a root letter, as in form numbers 2, 5, 9 & 11, or the addition of other letters, such as ت (), ا (alif), س (sīn), and even و (wāw), as in the rare verb form number 12. Whether used as a clever way to revise Arabic grammar, or used as a unique conversation piece, this novel design for a clock is sure to draw attention.

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Arabic Verb Forms Clock

The Arabic Verb Map… Revamped!

Encouraged by the success of my last Arabic verb map (which has made it to 1st place in Google search results and has been viewed in over 80 countries), I decided to build on the valuable feedback you gave me and take the time to perfect an even bigger, more comprehensive and accessible infographic for you. So, I am proud to present to you the new Arabic Verb Map… 2.0!

This time I chose the more frequently used verb “to write” and rearranged the design, packing in lots of new content, including:

  • Transliteration of the Arabic – allowing even beginners to read the Arabic script. Colour-coded to highlight the conjugation around the root.
  • English translation – providing the meanings of the words, including the different “Forms” derived from the root.
  • Negation of verbs – a handy guide on how to make verbs negative.
  • Nouns – providing the most relevant examples of nouns derived from the verb and their meanings.
  • The future tense – something that was not included in the last map.
  • A key – a quick guide to the colour-coding used.

I have made an effort to make this map relevant and accessible to both advanced learners of Arabic and beginners. If you have any questions about the map or about Arabic language in general, just send me a message and I will respond as soon as I can – I look forward to helping you out!

Please note that this image of my verb map is only a preview of the high-quality map for sale as a poster (see below for details).

Arabic Verb Map 2.0 by Nigel NaumannNOW AVAILABLE AS A HIGH-QUALITY POSTER! 

…Whether for home, or posted on the classroom wall, this unique Arabic verb map poster will prove to be an invaluable resource, worthy of the incredible effort and time that has gone into its research and creation.

Click here to view the poster on sale in my official Zazzle store.

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