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Okay. Hi, everyone! My name is Peryhan. Welcome to ArabicPod101.com and today, we’re going to learn the top 25 Arabic verbs. Let’s get started.
"to be"
The first verb we have today is…
verb "to be"
To be or not to be, that’s the question.
في ديسمبر الجو بيكون برد.
(fī dīsamber el-gaww beykūn bard.)
"In December, the weather is cold."
It’s very easy.
"to like"
So for example, you can say...
أنا بحب الفراولة.
(ʾanā baḥeb el-farāwlah.)
"I like strawberries."
I do because Pery, strawberry, you know. We have a connection.
"to do"
For example you can say...
على طول بعمل الواجب في المعاد.
(ʿalā ṭūl baʿmel el-wāgeb fī el-maʿād.)
"I always do my homework on time."
That’s a lie.
"to say"
For example you can say...
أحمد دايماً بيقول الحق.
(ʾaḥmad dāyman beīʾūl el-ḥaʾ.)
"Ahmad always says the truth."
"to explain"
For example, you can say...
إديني فرصة أشرح موقفي.
(ʾedīnī furṣah ʾašraḥ mawʾefī.)
"Give me a chance to explain my situation."
"to hear or to listen"
"to listen or to hear"
بحب أسمع الأغاني القديمة.
(baḥeb ʾasmaʿ el-ʾaġānī el-ʾadīmah.)
It means "I like listening to old music" from the 20th century, 20s, 30s.
"to go"
بابا بيروح الشغل كل يوم.
(bābā beīrūḥ el-šuġl kul yūm.)
"My dad goes to work every day."
You can say…
أنا بروح الشغل كل يوم.
(ana barūḥ el-šuġl kul yūm.)
“I go to work every day.”
Go to work, go to school, work, work, work, work, work.
"to know"
عنده سنتين بس، لكن بيعرف ياكل لوحده.
(ʿandoh sanateīn bass, laken beyeʿraf yākol lewaḥdoh.)
"He's two years old, yet he can eat by himself."
"to take"
You probably hear this a lot like…
خد الزبالة معاك وأنت ماشي.
(ḫud el-zebālah maʿāk wʾenta māšī.)
خد الزبالة معاك وأنت خارج.
(ḫud el-zebālah maʿāk wʾenta ḫareg.)
“Don’t forget to take the trash out.”
You have to take it out like this… (zebālah), the trash.
"to see"
For example, you can say...
بشوف أحسن لما بلبس النضارة.
(bašūf ʾaḥsan lammā balbes el-naḍḍārah.)
"I see much better when I put my glasses on."
Yeah, I really cannot see. I do see you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re not well seen either. If someone says hi, I’m like, ahh, ahh, who is this?
"to come"
For example, you can say...
النهارده, صاحبتي هتيجي تزورني.
(ālnahārdah, ṣāḥbetī hatīǧī tzūrnī.)
"Today, my friend is coming to visit me."
"to think"
For example, you can say...
من الصبح بفكر في حل للمشكلة دي.
(men el-ṣobḥ bafakkar fī ḥall lelmoškelah dī.)
"Since the morning, I've been thinking of a solution to this problem."
"to look"
For example, you can say...
بص، القطر وصل
(boṣṣ, el-ʾaṭr waṣal.)
"Look, the train has arrived."
The train has arrived. The boys have arrived to the rabbit… South Park!
"to want"
عايز أنام.
(ʿāyez ʾanām.)
"I want to sleep."
I’m so sleepy.
"to give"
For example,
إديني قلم لو سمحت.
(ʾeddīnī ʾalam law samaḥt.)
"Please give me a pen."
"to use"
أنا دايماً بستخدم سان بلوك قبل ماخرج.
(ʾnā dāyman bastaḫdem sān blūk ʾabl māḫruǧ.)
"I always use sunblock before I go out" because it’s too hot. It’s too sunny.
"to find"
مش لاقية محفظتي في مكانها.
(meš lāʾyah maḥfaẓtī fī makānhā.)
"I cannot find my wallet in its place."
"to go out"
بحب أخرج أتمشى في الجنينة.
(baḥeb ʾaḫruǧ ʾatmaššā fī el-ǧnīnah.)
which means "I like to go out for a walk in the park."
"to ask"
و هو صغير كان بيسأل أسئلة كتير.
(we howwa ṣoġayyar kān beyesʾal ʾasʾelah ketīr.)
"When he was young, he used to ask a lot of questions."
"to work"
For example, you can say...
الكمبيوتر بتاعي مش شغال.
(elkombyūtar btāʿī meš šaġġāl.)
"My computer doesn’t work."
Work, work, work, work, work.
"to enter"
خبط على الباب قبل ما تدخل.
(ḫabbaṭ ʿalā el-bāb ʾabl mā tedḫol.)
"Please, knock before you enter."
"to try"
حاول تاني.
(ḥāwel tānī.)
"Try again."
And again, and again, and again, and again, and again.
"to call"
For example, you can say...
ممكن تتصل بي بكرة؟
(mumken tetteṣel beyya bukrah?)
"Can you please give me a call tomorrow?"
"to run"
النمر بيجري بسرعة جداً.
(elnemr byeǧrī bsurʿah ǧeddan.)
"Tigers run very fast."
Rrrr….well, I’m wearing almost yellow like rrr...
"to sleep”
أنا إمبارح نمت متأخر أوي.
(ʾanā ʾembāreḥ nemt metʾaḫḫar ʾawī.)
"Yesterday, I slept very late", sadly.
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed the video and I hope you learned something. Why don’t you use some of the verbs we just learned to write a comment below? Bye-bye!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Friday at 01:00 AM
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Hi Anuar,

Thank you for your question!

Almost all Peryhan's lessons are in Egyptian Arabic.

Egypt Arabic verbs all start with a y in the present tense conjugation.


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Monday at 09:57 PM
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And why all verbs start with ي ?

Monday at 09:32 PM
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Hey there. Are these Modern Standard Arabic verbs or dialect ones? Can I use them in any Arab country without any trouble?

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Wednesday at 06:29 AM
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Salaam Khashir,

Thank you for commenting. It's wonderful to hear you are enjoying our lessons so much ❤️️

Regarding the example sentences, we understand some might be a bit too hard at first. For the time being, just try to get used to how to read those example sentences, because you are still in the Absolute Beginner phase, and don't worry too much about understanding everything. You will get there as well, I promise. Once you finish the Absolute Beginner series and you will be quite deep into the Beginner, you will be understanding muuuuuuch more, you'll see. 😉

Let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Wishing you good luck with your Arabic studies,

Levente (ليفينتي)

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Sunday at 04:12 PM
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Mam, your teaching is good...bt I've feel somewhat difficult to usderstand your examples....so pls give some easy examples for clear understanding... thank you 😊

Wednesday at 03:45 AM
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Hi Joan,

Thank you for your kind feedback!


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Joan Taylor
Friday at 06:32 AM
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❤️️ What a lovely presenter. Peryhan, you are full of personality and make me want to pay attention to the lesson. I want to see more with you in it. Your pronunciation is understandable and I can follow it. Cheers, Joan Taylor

Wednesday at 04:15 AM
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Hi Ashanti,

ana bikhair :D shukran.

It is a different conjugation, that's all. Verbs change conjugation depending on the subject.


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Thursday at 04:31 AM
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Ssalam. Kaifa huluki?

We were given the verbs but the sentence examples used were different. Like yesrah, but in the sentence it was asrah? Any lesson video/audio to understand the change?


Tuesday at 02:15 AM
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Hi Kuri,

Of course! Here's a list of out Standard Arabic series:

Lessons for All dialects:

Arabic Alphabet Made Easy

Ultimate Arabic Pronunciation Guide

Introduction to Arabic

Introduction - All About

Introduction – Pronunciation

Absolute Beginner - Culture Class: Essential Arabic Vocabulary

Absolute Beginner – Questions answered by Nora

Modern Standard Arabic Video series:

Absolute Beginner - Learn Arabic in Three Minutes

Absolute Beginner - Arabic Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginner - Arabic reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginner - Learn with pictures and video

Absolute Beginner - Arabic Listening Comprehension for Beginners

Absolute Beginner - Arabic Reading Comprehension for Beginners

Intermediate – Arabic Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners

Advanced – Arabic Listening Comprehension for Advanced Learners

Bonus Video Courses – Learn with Pictures

Bonus Video Courses - Learn with Video

Modern Standard Arabic Audio series:

Absolute Beginner -Top 25 Arabic questions you need to know

Absolute Beginner - Newbie season 1

Absolute Beginner - Absolute Beginner Season 1

Beginner - Beginner season 1

Beginner - Top 400 Activities: Daily Routines in Arabic

Intermediate - Intermediate

Advanced - Advanced Audio Blog season 1

Advanced - Advanced Audio Blog season 2

Bonus Courses – Arabic Vocab Builder


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