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Ahlan bikom, ana Carole! Welcome to Arabicpod101.com’s Abjadiyyah Made Easy!
The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn the Arabic alphabet: the Abjadiyyah!
In the last lesson we learned the ك and ل. Do you remember how to read and write them? I hope you're ready to move on!
In this lesson we’re going to learn one new letter from the first group, and review one which we have tackled in the first lesson. They are م and ن. Note how of ك, ل, م, ن are arranged just like in the English alphabet: K, L, M, N. This should make it easier for you to memorize the Arabic Alphabet!
Now, let’s start with our first letter, م. This letter sounds just like the English “M”. And it should be pretty easy to pronounce!
Let’s write it in the isolated form: م
Now let’s see the other possible forms:
It’s basically a circle, and the way it connects to the letters around it, depends on its position.
Here’s how to write them: م
Now let’s see the next letter. It’s ن. We learned ن at the beginning of the series together with ا in order to form أَنا. Do you remember what أَنا means? Right, it means I! The ن sounds just like the English N.
Let’s remember how to write it together!
Here’s the the isolated form.
And here’s the initial form:
Here’s the medial form:
And then the final form:
Do they look familiar? I hope you remembered them!
Now, let’s learn a couple of new words using م, ن and some letters we’ve previously learned!
Our first word is “مَكان” meaning “place”. Here we have a م with a fatha on top, connected to a ك. Then we have an ا in the final form because it doesn’t have a medial form. After this is ن in the isolated form because it cannot be connected directly to the ا.
Let’s learn how to write it together. مَكان.
For our next word, we have “نار.” This means “fire”. ن is in the initial form, connected to a final ا which, as we’ve seen, does not connect to the letter after it. So for the last letter, we have an isolated ر.
Let’s write it: نار.
Now it's time for Carole’s Tips.
Unlike a few years ago, it is very easy to see how real Arabs write by using social media! Find some people to follow on Twitter or Facebook, and see how much you can read! It may be a little too advanced for you to understand at this point, but you can start getting used to common words and expressions used in the Middle East today!
We’re almost done! In the next lesson, we'll continue learning a few more easy letters from the first group.
I’ll see you in the next Abjadiyyah Made Easy Lesson. Take care! Salam!