There are aspects of learning Arabic grammar that are easy, and there are aspects of it that are difficult. For instance, like English, Arabic is based on subjects, verbs, and objects, which is something that will probably make your life a lot easier. One difference, however, is that Arabic has two different kinds of sentences. One kind of sentence is called a verbal sentence. In a verbal sentence, the verb comes before the subject. The verb is singular even when the subject is plural. If the verb comes after the subject, then it must match. In either case, the gender of both the verb and the subject must match as well. The second kind of sentence, known as a nominal sentence, usually starts with a definite noun, which is then followed by an indefinite one.
We mentioned a moment ago that learning Arabic grammar has both easy and difficult aspects. At this time, we have some good news and some bad news for you about that. We’ll give you the bad news first. The bad news is that Arabic verb conjugation can be a little more complicated than it is in English. That’s because each individual subject gets its own particular verb form. However, just like we said a moment ago, we also have some good news about that. The good news is that in Arabic, there are only two verb tenses instead of three (like there are in English). These two verb tenses are “perfect” and “imperfect.”
There are also several other thoughts to keep in mind about Arabic grammar. One of those tips is something we’ve mentioned once already in this article. It has to do with gender. In Arabic, there are two genders, but perhaps even more unusual is the fact there are also two different kinds of plurals. They’re called sound plurals and broken plurals, though they are also referred to sometimes as regular and irregular plurals. Just as there are two genders and two different kinds of plurals, there are also two different kinds of pronouns. These are known as subject pronouns and object pronouns.
We also mentioned that verb conjugation in Arabic grammar is a little simpler than conjugation is in some other languages. The three factors which affect conjugation are person, number, and gender. If all of this sounds a little overwhelming at first, don’t worry. That’s normal. Just like when you’re developing any other new skill, mastery will come to you with time and persistence.