The Arabic Language: Its Amazing History and Features

  • Опубликовано: 23 апр 2017
  • This video is all about the Arabic language, from its early origins on the Arabian peninsula, to its current status as the 5th most spoken language on Earth. I also examine a number of features of Arabic and analyze numerous examples.
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Комментарии • 10 275

  • Yeetus Maximus
    Yeetus Maximus 18 часов назад

    "one of the strangest videos on youtube"
    boy do i have something to tell you

  • معا نعيد العربية الفصحى إلى الحياة

    اليوم اليوم العالمي للغة العربية 💙 Today is the World Arabic Language Day 2018 🥳

  • عبداللطيف الشهراني

    All Arabs understand classical Arabic

  • عبداللطيف الشهراني

    all the Arabs is understand arabic (fasha ) الفصحى The classical

  • عبداللطيف الشهراني

    the arabic is simple العْرَبّيةَ سْهَلَة جداً

  • عيد القحطاني
    عيد القحطاني День назад +1

    اللغة العربية جميلة انصحك ان تتعلمها 👍

  • Mubashar Akram
    Mubashar Akram День назад

    @langfocus Have you actually learnt Arabic? Coz your pronunciation is impressive MashaAllah!

  • Mubashar Akram
    Mubashar Akram День назад

    Modern standard. Every Arabic dialect speaker can speak MS Arabic. They easily switch. The worst dialect is the Khaleeji one! Sounds so rough and throaty!

  • Dida M
    Dida M День назад

    in Algeria it is Co-official with Tamazight

  • Trk Mkt
    Trk Mkt 2 дня назад +2

    I am Chechen, there are some consonants in Arabic that exists in our language and doesn't exist in majority of languages. For example, Хь is ح, ГI is غ, I is ع, Къ is ق, TI is ط. Although these two languages are not related

  • Fabian Calderon
    Fabian Calderon 2 дня назад

    Do you know any book that will help me learn Arabic....I want a book as good as those that teach you Japanese. I know Japanese language materials are everywhere, but I have not been able to find a book that takes me to Arabic that good.

  • Erni el muisca
    Erni el muisca 2 дня назад

    Europe will speak arabic soon

  • Yasser Aweer
    Yasser Aweer 2 дня назад

    انا عربي i'm arbic

  • f f
    f f 2 дня назад

    من يتكلم الفصحى تستطيع كل اللهجات فهمه وهم أيضا يستطيعون التكلم بالفصحى

  • f f
    f f 2 дня назад

    يا ليت نتكلم اللغة العربية الفصحى في حياتنا اليومية كان نفهم على بعض

    المغرب والجزائر لهجتهم فرنسيه صعبه جدا

  • Oo بهاء oO
    Oo بهاء oO 2 дня назад

    Good jod for made this video. You worked so hard and did a lot of research of Arabic language.

  • kaneajo
    kaneajo 3 дня назад

    الفصحى أجمل

  • omar ead
    omar ead 3 дня назад

    i promise i'm not saying this 'cause i'm an egyption ... the egyption dialect is the most widely understood dialect in the arab world
    so if you study try to learn it

  • Mysmallreprieves MSR
    Mysmallreprieves MSR 3 дня назад

    Arabic has the cutest letters to write

  • Ezoism !!
    Ezoism !! 3 дня назад

    Modern Standard Arabic is the most understandable form of Arabic because everyone does learn that in school and it is always the same in every Arabic country

  • Sarah Makarem
    Sarah Makarem 3 дня назад

    I'm a native speaker and I feel kinda sorry for anyone who has to learn arabic tbh

  • Cat Sven
    Cat Sven 3 дня назад +1

    perfectly explained Paul...! this is the most complete and well explained tutorial about Arabic language basics and history I've seen on youtube.

  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Prophet mihmed peace be upon him thanks god cause you created us muslims

  • نعيم عبد
    نعيم عبد 3 дня назад

    اللغة الفصحى افضل لانها مفهومة من كل العرب

  • Abdullah Almadani
    Abdullah Almadani 3 дня назад

    The modern is better. The classic Arabic is so confusing even for me as an Arabian. But in the studies witch related to religion the classic Arabic is so so so important, because if we want to prove anything We must mention a proof of a religious.

  • Rob Yenney
    Rob Yenney 3 дня назад

    So amazing!! Nice to see this. Thanks!!

  • Zombie
    Zombie 4 дня назад +1

    والله زين 😕

  • omar Yasser
    omar Yasser 4 дня назад

    i am egyptian my first language is arabic but i love the english more it is easier

  • My time
    My time 4 дня назад

    5:41 WTF

  • WELEED ALgaheny
    WELEED ALgaheny 4 дня назад

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته اللغه العربيه سهله جداً

  • confuzler
    confuzler 4 дня назад

    To answer your question, Standard Arabic is the root, dialects are the branches and therefore learning a branch without the root does not make a lot of sense imo.
    Arabic is an extremely sophisticated, expressive language, it is very hard to translate Arabic to any other language and most of the times impossible unless some of the meaning is sacrificed and lost. for example, in English you can say: "Max wrote a book" and it means exactly what it means. In Arabic you can write "Max wrote a book" and "Max a book wrote" and "a book Max wrote" and "Wrote a book Max" and "Wrote Max a book"... each of them will be perfectly correct as standard Arabic, but each one of them means something more than just the sum of the words.
    Arabic is called also the language of conveying, because you can convey feelings and expressions in efficiently packed sentences impossible in other languages.
    In pre-Islamic Arabian peninsula, tribes used to congregate every year and compete in poetry that they have composed during the year, the best of the best poems are then put in contrast and hang on the walls of the Kaaba (the Cubic building at the heart of Mecca)...
    Poetry was so important for Arabs that a well crafted poem could start a generation war... or end it, because in Arabic, words are truly sharper than swords.

  • Mr. Abood
    Mr. Abood 5 дней назад

    Iam from syria.and i like that we have the first language..
    And ya there is a Arabic that is in books..quran..and some of t.v chanels..
    The arabic we talk every day it's like slang words👍🏼👌🏼

  • 5 дней назад

    احسنت ولاكن هناك ما يجب تصحيحه والانتباه من هذا الخطء العربية لم تستمد من النبطية لان الانباط هم بالاصل عرب وان اللغة العربية من القدم تتعدى الزمن الذي اشار اليه بكثير وان العرب لا توجد لهم مخطوطات قديمة لان الحفظ هو ماكنوا يعتمدون عليه. وان العرب كانوا موجودين منذ الانبياء الساميين بشهادة العهد القديم
    كما احب ان يكون التوضيح على الية استخدام الجذور بشكل اوسع مثلا ك ت ب ليست فقط مكتب او يكتب بل مكاتبة و مكتبة و كتاب و كاتب و كتب و مكاتيب و كتبه و كتاب وكتاب وكتوب وكتيب والخ انا اعرف انك بذلت جهد رائع ولاكن الجذور اكثر مما شرحت بكثير لو كانت لك حلقة ثانية لتوضيح البلاغة في الجذور

  • Mohamed Abdukadir
    Mohamed Abdukadir 5 дней назад +1

    This man is really a great teacher

  • Jessica Roady
    Jessica Roady 5 дней назад

    Correction for the last Arabic sentence at 14:33 - you wrote:
    أنا أقرأ كتا ا باا
    which, read out loud, sounds like "ana aqra' kitaaa baaa" with a quadrupled long a. It should say:
    أنا أقرأ كتاباً
    which is "ana aqra' kitaaban."
    Correction for translation of 'yawm as-sabt' at 15:40: it should say 'day of Saturday.'

  • Rai BRB
    Rai BRB 5 дней назад

    Why am i watching this im arabic

  • Hamid Shahin
    Hamid Shahin 5 дней назад

    Thank you for this great video
    My advice to those who want to learn Arabic is to learn the classical language so that all Arabic lap speakers can understand you and not just a particular country

  • ابو محمد
    ابو محمد 5 дней назад

    i think the best form is the dialect arabic becaus it will give you the advantag of understanding and communicat with almost all arabic speakers
    and it will show that you put an effort to learn arabic ,
    to all learners i wish you best .

  • Sic Lusifer
    Sic Lusifer 5 дней назад


  • Adnan Salman
    Adnan Salman 5 дней назад +1

    Excellent work. I just cannot believe a non Arabic speaker would be so knowledgeable with such detailed information and moreover can explain them so easily yet in depth to the general public. Salute you!

  • Technical Giboss
    Technical Giboss 5 дней назад

    How much languages you know?????

  • Alireza Bayati
    Alireza Bayati 5 дней назад +1

    Arabic is an ocean it don't have a bottom

  • Chug Jug
    Chug Jug 5 дней назад

    Kelo ayre ya 3arsat

  • JAlberto Mata
    JAlberto Mata 6 дней назад

    AnaMasdri Habibi sabalhel salomaleico maselhir Chakram Marhaba Ana Farham Mechi Salam Bockram 😊 (I Have 2weeks in Egypt)

  • poro poro
    poro poro 6 дней назад

    I think arabic sounds scary. The letters are really beautiful though, in my opinion. Interesting video, as always.

  • son GOKU
    son GOKU 6 дней назад

    modern standard Arabic

  • mansour ali
    mansour ali 6 дней назад

    I am from Libya and I can understand all the dialects of the Arab countries and speak most dialects such as Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Jordan .It is not difficult for me. And the tone is better that I hear the Sudanese because it is fun

  • Jacob Sebek
    Jacob Sebek 6 дней назад

    Where are you from?

  • ISeeFurther
    ISeeFurther 7 дней назад

    The answer depends on what is the purpose of your learning Arabic.
    If you're, say, someone who is going to spend a few years in a single Arabic country (for work or otherwise) and is not really that interested in reading/writing in Arabic and would just want to communicate with local people, then just learning the local dialect is enough. You can start learning MSA if you become interested later, but in your mind the local dialect you started with will always be your reference specially if you learned it extensively before jumping to MSA and this might end up giving your MSA a "local tint" so to speak, which is OK but something to keep in mind.
    If you're someone who is planning to/interested in visiting more than one Arabic country with differing dialects (say Morocco, Lebanon and Oman) then obviously it makes more sense to study MSA as a base and adapt to local dialects as necessary based on how long you're planning to stay.
    If you're learning Arabic out of cultural or academic interest, then definitely learn MSA as dialects have many varieties and are non-standardized in most times.
    As a side note: some dialects are more well-known among Arabs than others. For example, Egyptian (Cairene specifically) and Levantine (Mostly Syrian, but also Lebanese, Palestinian and Jordanian are similar too) are mostly well understood by a lot of people due to Egypt being the centre of media production (drama, movies, songs) of the Arab world, and more recently Syria and the Levant region in general entered the market too. Something to keep in mind.

  • Amr Shalakani
    Amr Shalakani 7 дней назад

    An native speaker here. Learn the Modern Standard Arabic. However, if you want to learn a dialect, learn the Egyptian one, it's understood by everybody easily.

  • أبو عامر ألعوذلي
    أبو عامر ألعوذلي 7 дней назад

    كثير مما ذكر غير صحيح ولا ادري من اين استقا وستنبط هذة المعلومات

  • FranchuFranchu
    FranchuFranchu 7 дней назад

    Fun fact: Since the Arabs occupied Spain, it is possible to use VSO in Spanish. e.g.
    Dice tu madre/mamá que no vayas
    [V: Dice] [S: tu madre] [O: 'que no vayas']
    Your mother tells you not to go

  • Abdalla Bin
    Abdalla Bin 7 дней назад

    Am a somali and i know arabic well (the fusha one)

  • I_ShrOoOfy
    I_ShrOoOfy 8 дней назад +1

    I think learning standard arabic is better than learning the dilects because any arabic person can understand you but you should learn the standard arabic by communication first because its grammers will seem very hard for someone dont know how to speak arabic language

  • Anno Esmail
    Anno Esmail 8 дней назад

    فيديو رائع جدا افضل لغير العرب تعلم الفصحى لانه سوف يتكلم مع كل متحدثي اللغة العربية كما انه حتى بالعامية نراعي التصريف لانه من اصل الكلام لذا العامية لاتختلف سوى في بعض المصطلحات وطريقة اللفظ وخاصة عند اهل العراق واليمن والجزيرة العربية وليبيا شكرا لك تبقى العربية اللغة الاروع في العالم

  • Adel Al boortees Adel Al boortees
    Adel Al boortees Adel Al boortees 8 дней назад

    If I learned to cancel the classical Arabic all Arabs understand you no need to learn hybrids

  • Fatima Radman
    Fatima Radman 8 дней назад

    My motherlanguage is Arabic ,and I say that your vidio is very true
    well done!

  • Aboubakar Ibrahim
    Aboubakar Ibrahim 8 дней назад

    danke danke danke danke ✍👍

  • The Slow Mo Guys / rus
    The Slow Mo Guys / rus 8 дней назад +1

    i thought that « exit » is خروج

  • mustapha marzak
    mustapha marzak 8 дней назад

    You are awesome

  • Mawar Aysha
    Mawar Aysha 9 дней назад +1

    I can read all arabic words but im not understand the meaning. I think arabic language is so complicated like when we want to call a person. It has 3 section which is feel madhi...feel mudhari'....nd feel amr. That was so different to compare with my country words (MALAYSIA). But actually i can understand just a certain words of arabic.

  • Nazik Adam
    Nazik Adam 9 дней назад

    Madina books are PERFECT for learning Quranic Arabic. Also it has no copyrights, you can download books and their english keys (lesson notes) from Authors website!)

  • Ancient Literature Dude
    Ancient Literature Dude 9 дней назад

    The most fascinating and spellbinding thing about Arabic to me is the triconsonantal root system. No other language, even among the other Semitic languages, is so literally radical, in the sense that for the vast majority of words the linguistic root of the word is relatively transparent and offers a clue to its meaning. Truly a beautiful effect in literary and etymological terms to be able to see and hear the historic roots of the language you're reading or speaking.

  • قاسم سماره
    قاسم سماره 9 дней назад

    تقرير جميل

  • Mahmoud Mahrous
    Mahmoud Mahrous 9 дней назад

    As an Arab, I recommend the Formal Arabic in order to enjoy the amazing art, science, wisdom and over all the Quran and Sunna in deep, the dialect can come latter

  • Waleed Libya
    Waleed Libya 9 дней назад

    يقول quran was written..
    الترجمة : انزل القرآن..

  • Siavash Rastaghi
    Siavash Rastaghi 9 дней назад

    A persian wrote grammar for Arabs- it a fact

  • Diversity is Life DIL
    Diversity is Life DIL 10 дней назад

    السلام عليكم أخوتي،
    أنا عربي الأصل يسعدني جداً حبكم للغة العربية الساحرة.
    بالنسبة لمن يتعلم اللغة العربية يسعدني أن أقدم لك نصيحة بأن تتعلم اللغة العربية الفصحة، لماذا؟ هناك تنوع في اللهجات العربية و أيضاً دول كثيرة تتحدث العربية، لذلك من الأسهل لك أن تتعلم اللغة العربية الفصحة التي يفهمها جميع العرب من جميع اللهجات سواء من المغرب العربي أو من المشرق العربي. هنا تكون تعلمت لغة ٤٠٠ مليون شخص. إذا سافرت إلى أي بلد من بلدان الدول العربية ستتحدث بكل سهولة و طلاقة باللغة الفصحة حيث يفهمها الجميع بدون تردد.
    أتمنى للجميع الاستمتاع باللغة العربية.
    شكراً لكم.

  • Kevin Hull
    Kevin Hull 10 дней назад

    I am learning Arabic, and have been started with Modern Standard, on the grounds it is understood by everyone, and I was uncertain about which dialect to focus on. (A Twitter follower recommended Egyptian, and another Twitter follower knows the Jordanian dialect.)

  • Asterix Jean
    Asterix Jean 10 дней назад

    If you learn Al fus'ha, everybody will understand You

  • الزين ولد المختار
    الزين ولد المختار 10 дней назад

    the method you're following to learn Arabic seems very complicated to me. Maybe, everybody should learn a language the way its native speakers do.

  • سعيد طعمة
    سعيد طعمة 10 дней назад

    As a Arabic person I suggest to learn the ( Syrian dialect) because it's the most dialect near from the modern standar arabic but not exactly, and its sounds is very clear

  • Natalie Wood
    Natalie Wood 11 дней назад

    Wow. Arabic is a rich language! And this is a quality video 👏👏👏

  • Faheem Ahmed
    Faheem Ahmed 11 дней назад


  • Farah jawazneh
    Farah jawazneh 11 дней назад

    I'm good in English but wanna to get the original American Accent, and I'll teach you Arabic l
    Who can help me?

  • ahmed fayyad
    ahmed fayyad 11 дней назад

    Masha'allah you explain it in good way ,anyway if you want to learn Al-Amiyah learn Egyptian dialect all Arabs will understand you

    AHMED SALMAN 11 дней назад

    فيديو جميل و ثري بالمعلومات عن اللغة العربية . المثير من العرب لا يعرفون هذه المعلومات عن لغتهم . اللغة الفصحى مهمة للذي يريد العمل في في مجال تجاري او رسمي فهي اللغة التي تكتب بها العقود و و كذلك الكتب الرسمية . اما من يريد فقط التواصل مع اصحاب اللغة فيجب عليه تعلم احدى اللهجات المحكية في المنطقة العربية .

  • Asura Pain
    Asura Pain 12 дней назад

    Arabic is amazing.

  • Asker Temir
    Asker Temir 12 дней назад

    As I am non Arabic but I speak arabic well so my advice is to learn Al fusha Modern Standard Arabic so that you can understand all arabic speakers. Thank you a lot.

  • Froxizzle
    Froxizzle 12 дней назад

    5:42 that is creepy yo

  • polong99
    polong99 12 дней назад

    I got D for Arabic.. Hahaha

  • Ibrahim Mohsen
    Ibrahim Mohsen 12 дней назад +1

    Great deep condensed explanation for Arabic. You are really genius. From experience, I suggest for those are willing to communicate with people they better concentrate on dialects more. Just need very little offecial forms just to understand offecial talks as example road signs and shop banners. Keep it up. Well done.

  • Criação de mundos, a arte de criar
    Criação de mundos, a arte de criar 12 дней назад

    5:42 Allah posessed him

  • Abraham Jordan
    Abraham Jordan 13 дней назад

    Arabic is so heard to understand

  • Kidnapp Player
    Kidnapp Player 13 дней назад

    We called it النحو و الصرف.

  • Yearing Novel
    Yearing Novel 13 дней назад

    انا اعرف احكي سوري وعربية ولغة عربية😂😂😂

  • Arıkan Çağ
    Arıkan Çağ 13 дней назад

    Arabların amq en büyük ve en yüce ırk TÜRK ırkıdır.

  • ضرار الخضر
    ضرار الخضر 13 дней назад +1

    Iraq is an Arabic country and Arabic in in Iraq isn't just the native language but also the only language.
    how do you consider it as a semi Arabic country??????????

    • Langfocus
      Langfocus  13 дней назад

      Two things:
      1) According to article 4 of the Iraqi constitution, Arabic and Kurdish are the two official languages of Iraq. That’s not my opinion, that’s in the Iraqi constitution.
      2) I don’t make the maps.

  • Sammy IB
    Sammy IB 13 дней назад +1

    all the respect to you very good knowledge God bless you.

  • Dustin Ducote
    Dustin Ducote 13 дней назад


  • شالح الزيزوم نازي عربي 505

    اللغه الاعظم والاجمل خطيا وسمعيا

  • Youcef8830
    Youcef8830 13 дней назад

    Arabic is also co-official in Algeria.

  • Yousseg Loumane
    Yousseg Loumane 13 дней назад

    اللغة العربية الفصحى أفضل!!

  • Android Dz
    Android Dz 14 дней назад

    اتكلم 3لغات العربية احسنهم

  • Megan Thompson
    Megan Thompson 14 дней назад

    take a shot every time he says “Quran”

  • الوردة الجورية
    الوردة الجورية 14 дней назад +4

    كانت ومازالت وستبقى اللغة العربية من اعظم واصعب واجمل اللغات على الاطلاق وكيف لا وهي لغة كتاب الله "القرآن الكريم"
    #انا_عربي 💙✋
    Was and still remains the Arabic language and the hardest and most beautiful of the great at all, how does the language of the book "the Koran" Was and still remains the Arabic language and the hardest and most beautiful of the great at all, how does the language of the book "the Koran"
    # I Arabic

  • xD1230h yuines
    xD1230h yuines 14 дней назад +2

    Hi i'm from morroco i speak
    Arabic العربية
    Frensh le francais
    English english
    Spanish spaniola

    • s s
      s s 9 дней назад

      ماشاء الله
      الله يوفقك

  • عبدالقادر دليل
    عبدالقادر دليل 14 дней назад

    طبعا بالفصحى تفهم كل اللهجات

  • Ataa Allah AlKhawam
    Ataa Allah AlKhawam 14 дней назад +1

    MSA obviously.

  • Tantawan SU.
    Tantawan SU. 14 дней назад

    Damn the language is even based on religion