Learn 500 Arabic Words with Flashcards + Grammar Essentials
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Learn basic Arabic vocabulary using Flashcards, spaced by lessons on the Essentials of Arabic Grammar
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What Will I Learn?
  • Recognize and know the meaning of 500+ Arabic Words
  • Construct basic Nominal and Verbal Sentences
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  • Students should have a basic knowledge of English Grammar terms such as prepositions, pronouns etc...

This 4.5 hours course was designed to simplify the task of learning the Arabic Language through Vocabulary lessons, intertwined with Grammar lessons. The course is best taken by students who want to quickly go through Arabic Grammar and acquire basic words to advance them towards mastering the language.

The Vocabulary lessons are straight forward Flashcard presentation of the words with some further information as to plurals/feminine and whether the word is a noun or an adjective - all are color coded to make it easy. The words were carefully selected to give a mix of basic words in the Quran as well as words that we use in the everyday life. After learning the 500 words, the student will find it easier to increase their vocabulary.

The Grammar lessons are quick lessons on the most important aspects of the language and give the student the essentials to kickstart their journey to master the language. The Grammar lessons start by giving the absolute beginners the basics phonetics of the Arabic Language which will help them read and write any Arabic word. The Grammar lessons progress through Nouns and end with Verbs, focusing on how to build sentences.

Who is the target audience?
  • Absolute Beginners who want to acquire the Essentials of Arabic Grammar
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
7 Lectures 49:05

Introduction to Arabic Language

This lecture is targeted to beginners who haven't learnt the letters of the Arabic Language. For those who already have a foundation in Arabic Letters, they will have an opportunity to revise the letters. It is not a detailed lecture on the articulation points of the letters that are required for perfect Quran recitation but it would definitely help for speaking and reading.  


This lecture is about how to read letters with vowels.

Vowels - Part 1

This lecture follows up from the last one and explain useful Arabic writing concepts such as Shidda and Tanween

Vowels - Part 2


There are two broad categories of Sentences: Nominal Sentences and Verbal Sentences.

Nominal Sentences start with a Noun, while Verbal Sentences start with a Verb. 

More complex sentences can be constructed by using linking words.

Words & Nominal Sentences
64 Lectures 03:27:47

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for: Door, River, Apple, Beautiful, House, Happy, Small, Old, Man, Book

Words 1 to 10

Words 1 to 10
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for: Tall, Angry, Boy, Big, School, Table, Woman, Broken, Ugly, Street

Words 11 to 20

Nominal Sentences start with a Noun. They consist of a Subject and a Predicate. The Predicate in a Nominal Sentence will say something about the Subject.

Nominal Sentences

Nominal Sentences
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for: Stone, Chair, Tree, Narrow, Sea, Cow, Mother, Fire, Dog

Preview 02:19

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for: Sun, Teacher, Salesperson, Brother, Student, Market, Baker, Garden, Truthful, Painful

Preview 02:55

Definite nouns are nouns that the speaker knows specifically which ones he/she is talking about. In English a definite noun starts with 'The', called the definite article, while the indefinite nouns will start with 'A' or 'An' in English. 

Definite and Indefinite Nouns

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for: Moon, Good, Poor, Eat, Cup, Husband, Cold, Milk, Wife, Light (in weight)

Words 41 to 50

Words 51 to 60

This lecture explains the modifications that are needed for Definite Nouns that have the first letter being part of a group of 14 letters in the Arabic alphabet, called the Sun Letters.

Sun Letters

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for:

Words 61 to 70

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for:

Words 71 to 80

This lecture will introduce Pronouns in Arabic. Pronouns are divided into Detached and Attached nouns in Arabic, which all Pronouns in English are Detached. In Arabic, Attached pronoun means that the pronoun form one word with the noun e.g 'His book' is 'Kitabuhu', a one word that encapsulates both.

This is useful to build sentences.

Preview 08:09

In this lecture you will learn the Arabic words for:

Words 81 to 90

Words 91 to 100

Vocab 100
4 questions

This is a simple lecture that gives a list of Proper Nouns that you can use to practice Arabic Sentences.

Proper Names

Words 101 to 110

Words 111 to 120

This lecture explains how to use Adjectives in Descriptive Phrases and as Predicates in Nominal Sentences. These are typical use of adjectives.


Words 121 to 130

Words 131 to 140

Adjectives sometimes work with Intensifiers to magnify the weight of the adjectives. In english 'very' is an intensifier e.g 'He is very tall'. 'Very' here intensifiers the adjective 'tall'. 

Preview 04:01

Words 141 to 150

Words 151 to 160

Adjective agreement is an importance concept in Arabic. The agreement is with the noun that it qualifies. In English this is not a very important aspect of grammar. In Arabic, an adjective agrees with the noun in terms of Plurals and Feminine when used in Predicates. When used in Descriptive Phrases, the adjective agrees with the noun in terms of Plurals, Feminine, Definiteness and Cases.

Adjectives Agreement

Words 161 to 170

Multiple Adjectives in sentences is when there are two or more adjectives qualifying a noun.

Multiple Adjectives

Words 181 to 190

Words 191 to 200

Vocab 200
4 questions


Words 201 to 210

Words 211 to 220

Feminine is Arabic is a concept that should be understood well to get correct sentences. This is because things in Arabic have gender (this is not the case in English) and because agreement of adjectives to nouns are common occurrences.


Words 221 to 230

Words 231 to 240

This lecture explains how to form plurals and the different kinds of Plurals in Arabic.


Words 241 to 250

Words 251 to 260

In Arabic there are three kinds of numbers: Singular, Duals and Plurals. Duals is not present in English. Duals is for the case of two things. Nouns and adjectives have dual forms and this lecture explains how to form Dual forms. 


Words 261 to 270

Words 271 to 280

Prepositions are used almost like in English e.g 'in the market', 'to his school', 'on the table'. The 'in', 'to', 'on' have similar functions in Arabic. This lecture explains the main prepositions and how they affect the nouns in the prepositional phrase.


Words 281 to 290

Words 291 to 300

Vocab 300
4 questions

Adverbs of Time and Place

Words 301 to 310

Words 311 to 320

Attached pronouns with nouns are when the Pronouns attach with Nouns to form one word. E.g Her book is Kitabuha. 

Attached Pronouns with Nouns

Words 321 to 330

Words 331 to 340

Attached Pronouns with Prepositions is when the Preposition attached with the following Pronoun to form one word. E.g 'on him' as Alayhi. 

Attached Pronouns with Prepositions

Words 341 to 350

Words 351 to 360

Possessives in Arabic are a separate construct type that is made up from two Nouns, in which, one noun is the 'Possessed' and the other is 'Possessed'. E.g The teacher's bag. Bag and Teacher are two nouns that can form the Possessive. 


Words 361 to 370

Words 371 to 380

Demonstratives are used when pointing to something e.g 'This boy' is a demonstrative phrase and the 'This' is Hadha in Arabic, which is what is meant by Demonstratives.


Words 381 to 390

Words 391 to 400

Comparatives are special adjectives used to compare two or more things. In English 'faster' is used to compare the speed of two things and 'faster' is a comparative.


Vocab 400
4 questions

Words 401 to 410

Words 411 to 420

Words 421 to 430

Words 431 to 440
Words & Verbal Sentences
7 Lectures 26:19

This is the second kind of sentences: Verbal Sentences. They start with Verbs and they are constructed differently from Nominal Sentences. 

Verbal Sentences

Words 441 to 450

Words 451 to 460

Verbal Tenses are simpler than in English. Tenses are broadly categorized in two: Perfect & Imperfect. Perfect are for past or completed actions. Imperfect is for future/present or actions not completed.

Verb Tenses

Words 461 to 470

Words 471 to 480

Words 481 to 490

Vocab 500
4 questions
About the Instructor
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Ajmir has been an electronics/programming/science hobbyist since the age of 12 and obtained his Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Mauritius in the year 2001.

After graduation he attended a short course in Web Design, where he learned HTML, PHP and Java.

He has worked at various positions in the Electronics Industry, including Sales Engineer for electronic instruments, Lecturing in Power Electronics and Data Communication, Test Engineer and Debugging boards for UK Road Signs.

Ajmir worked for nearly 7 yrs at Xilinx in Dublin, Ireland as a Product Applications Engineer, supporting Xilinx FPGA Design Automation Software tools. He became a specialist in Synthesis tools/Timing Analysis at Xilinx. He also worked with Digital Signal Processing on FPGA. While at Xilinx he had the chance to meet very interesting people in the industry and attended various courses. He was privileged to have provided support to major companies in the Electronics Industry and has been in touch with real life electronics designs.

Since 2013 he got curious and grew interested in building commercial Online Applications and completed a BSc in Digital Technology at the Digital Skills Academy in Dublin.

Ajmir is interested in Mathematical Modelling, Science, Arts and Philosophy.

He is passionate about imparting knowledge to others.