Arabic Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Arabic. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Arabic.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Arabic conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
I speak English
أتكلم الإنجليزية
[atakallam alinjlizia] Audio
you speak French
تتكلم الفرنسية
[tatakallam alfaransia] Audio
he speaks German
يتكلم الألمانية
[yatakallam alalmania] Audio
she speaks Italian
هي تتكلم الإيطالية
[tatakallam alitalia] Audio
we speak Arabic
نتكلم العربية
[natakallam alarabia] Audio
they speak Chinese
يتكلمون الصينية
[yatakallamun asseenia] Audio

The past tense in Arabic conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
I visited France
زرت فرنسا
[zurtu faransa] Audio
you visited Italy
زرت إيطاليا
[zurta italia] Audio
he visited Morocco
زار المغرب
[zara almaghrib] Audio
she visited China
زارت الصين
[zarat asseen] Audio
we visited Mexico
زرنا الميكسيك
[zurna almexic] Audio
they visited Kenya
زاروا كينيا
[zaru kenya] Audio

The future tense in Arabic conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
I will drink milk
سأشرب الحليب
[sa ashrab alhaleeb] Audio
you will drink coffee
ستشرب القهوة
[sa tashrab alqahwa] Audio
he will drink tea
سيشرب الشاي
[sa yashrab ashai] Audio
she will drink water
ستشرب الماء
[sa tashrab al maa] Audio
we will drink apple juice
سنشرب عصير التفاح
[sa nashrab aseer atuffah] Audio
they will drink tea
سيشربون الشاي
[sa yashrabun ashai] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear Audio
أذن [udun]
eye Audio
عين [ayn]
mouth Audio
فم [fam]
nose Audio
أنف [anf]
hair Audio
شعر [shaar]
face Audio
وجه [wajh]
head Audio
رأس [saas]
heart Audio
قلب [qalb]
hand Audio
يد [yad]
fingers Audio
أصابع [asabee]
leg Audio
رجل [rejl]
feet Audio
أقدام [aqdaam]

Travel Phrases in Arabic

Imagine yourself in some Arabic speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

Can you help me?
هل ممكن أن تساعدني؟
[hal mumken an tusaedani?] Audio
Can I help you?
هل ممكن أن أساعدك؟
[hal mumken an usaedak?] Audio
Where is the airport?
أين هو المطار؟
[ayna huwa al matar?] Audio
Go straight
إمش على طول
[emshi ala tool] Audio
[tumma] Audio
Turn left
عرج يسارا
[arrej yasaran] Audio
Turn right
عرج يمينا
[arrej yaminan] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Arabic was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Arabic Vocabulary   Arabic Vocabulary

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