Arabic العربية

Arabic Language Learning Resources

Arabic  |  Al-ʿArabiyyah  |  alʕaraˈbijːa  |  العربية    

Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the entire world. As a Semitic language, it first appeared back in the 1st century CE. As all other languages around the world, it has since experienced numerous changes and adaptations. Early forms of the Arabic language include Proto-Arabic, Old Arabic, Old Hijazi and Classical Arabic. 

Arabic is notably known as the language of the Islamic religion as well as the Koran. Throughout centuries it has had a linguistic impact on other numerous languages including English, Spanish, French and many others. Words like cotton, magazine and sherbet have their origin in the Arabic language. 

Native Speakers around the world: 310,000,000
Official language in 26 states
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Arabic Alphabet
Direction: right to left
Style: cursive
Letters: 28
TRANSLITERATION
FINAL
MEDIAL
INITIAL
ISOLATED
ā / ʾ(also â )
ـا
ـا
ا
ا
b
ـب
ـبـ
بـ
ب
t
ـت
ـتـ
تـ
ت
th (also ṯ )
ـث
ـثـ
ثـ
ث
j (also ǧ )
ـج
ـجـ
جـ
ج
ḥ (also ḩ )
ـح
ـحـ
حـ
ح
kh (also ḫ, ḵ, ẖ )
ـخ
ـخـ
خـ
خ
d
ـد
ـد
د
د
dh (also ḏ )
ـذ
ـذ
ذ
ذ
r
ـر
ـر
ر
ر
z
ـز
ـز
ز
ز
s
ـس
ـسـ
سـ
س
sh (also š )
ـش
ـشـ
شـ
ش
ṣ (also ş )
ـص
ـصـ
صـ
ص
ḍ (also ḑ )
ـض
ـضـ
ضـ
ض
ṭ (also ţ )
ـط
ـطـ
طـ
ط
ẓ (also z̧ )
ـظ
ـظـ
ظـ
ظ
ʿ
ـع
ـعـ
عـ
ع
gh (also ġ, ḡ )
ـغ
ـغـ
غـ
غ
f
ـف
ـفـ
فـ
ف
q
ـق
ـقـ
قـ
ق
k
ـك
ـكـ
كـ
ك
l
ـل
ـلـ
لـ
ل
m
ـم
ـمـ
مـ
م
n
ـن
ـنـ
نـ
ن
h
ـه
ـهـ
هـ
ه
w / ū / ∅
ـو
ـو
و
و
y / ī
ـي
ـيـ
يـ
ي
Arabic Numerals
WESTERN
CENTRAL
PERSIAN
URDU
0
٠
۰
۰
1
١
۱
۱
2
٢
۲
۲
3
٣
۳
۳
4
٤
۴
۴
5
٥
۵
۵
6
٦
۶
۶
7
٧
۷
۷
8
٨
٨
٨
9
٩
٩
۹
10
١٠
۱۰
۱۰
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Arabic MAC Keyboard
Arabic-MAC-Keyboard-compressor.png

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Arabic PC Keyboard
Arabic-PC-Keyboard-compressor.png

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