The Arabic Language: Its Amazing History and Features

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  • 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 • 9 182

  • ابن بردوح المالكي 711
    ابن بردوح المالكي 711 59 минут назад

    ولك العراق لغته الرسميه عربيه يا احمق
    ولا نتشرف بغيرها

  • Ahmed A
    Ahmed A День назад

    Thanks for your great efforts. I learned a lot about my native language from a linguistic perspective. But remember that Standard Arabic can be extremely different from colloquial or spoken language in many ways including linguistics.

  • max do
    max do День назад

    great work
    but grammar is very complicated in arabic which would make it the hardest language in the world and it would need much time to explain it.
    I would recommend ppl to learn dialect arabic specially the egyptian dialect cuz its known the most cuz of Egypt is the origin of arabic songs and movies that makes ppl know and learn the egyptian dialect easily.

  • keshav singhal
    keshav singhal День назад

    There's no use of non languages like Arabic ,

  • Muhammad Algendy
    Muhammad Algendy День назад

    I'm a native speaking arabic and I suggest MSA because you can use it in any arabic country.

  • sakiusad
    sakiusad 2 дня назад

    My grandfather spoke fluent Arabic, being from the old country. I have no idea how to speak the language or understand what the heck is being said.

  • Joe Frew
    Joe Frew 2 дня назад

    5:42 -WTF!!! What’s happening to your face, is this an effect put into the video on purpose or is this a glitch?!?

  • hamad almanaei
    hamad almanaei 2 дня назад

    Thats my native language 😍 kuwait 🇰🇼 😎

  • تركي العتيبي
    تركي العتيبي 2 дня назад

    في الواقع اللغة العربية الفصحى هي الأفضل لأن معظم مفرادتها من القرآن واللغة العربية الأصلية هي لغة القرآن ، ولأن اللهجات ساتتعب من يتعلمها لأنها مخصوصة لمنطقة معينة فيجب عليك ان تعلم لهجة هذه المنطقة للحديث مع سكانها ، في الواقع أنا أكتب هذا التعليق باللغة العربية الفصحى و أشكر من عمل هذا المقطع على شرح هذه اللغة شرحاً دقيقاً لمن لا يتحدث العربية

  • Marka Arsyad
    Marka Arsyad 3 дня назад

    U r so awesome. I had study arabic from elementary school but still confusing

  • Anas Hijazi
    Anas Hijazi 3 дня назад

    I am a native Arabic speaker and my advice to anyone wants to learn the language is to learn the modern AlfuSHa ( which you called the modern standard Arabic) because most of Arabs (more than 90%) speak AlfuSHa.
    So just tell your listener that you speak FuSHa and he will respond to you .. you don't have to learn different dialects which are very hard to learn and limited in use

  • mesut azz
    mesut azz 4 дня назад

    Arabic language or quran language is the most rich language in the world, that's why its the most difficult and the most beautiful language in the world. Im from Malaysia i learn malay my mother language, english mandarin and arabic

  • Julio Mazariegos
    Julio Mazariegos 4 дня назад

    My buddy Sam,(his father speaks Hejazi Arabic[West Arabian Arabic] as he was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and his mother is Sudanese) told me since I want to learn Arabic to understand what I hear in Arabic-language films, (to)learn the Egyptian dialect(version) as the majority of films(in Arabic) are dubbed in that dialect and should I have business dealings with a particular Arabic-speaking country, it would be very useful to learn some the dialect of that country or area because it'll be easier to understand the "mindset" of the population. As for Modern Standard Arabic, he told me I should have a "working knowledge" of it but not to speak to "the man in the street" with it or I'll be sounding and acting like Eliza Doolittle did in the scene from My Fair Lady"(1964) Rex Harrison,etc., at the Ascot horses races trying to speak "proper English" .. and instead, I'll be blundering the "small talk" but in Arabic. I guess it's something like me saying " Go back to where you got this and get a receipt" and in the "Queen's" English - " Go back to whence thou came. Ask for an acknowledgement of your proof of purchase". P.S. I'm just saying(me lord) :^)

  • Mounir Salek
    Mounir Salek 4 дня назад

    the root of the verb Q -W - D is Q -A-D i guess

  • A Wadoo
    A Wadoo 4 дня назад +1

    Well if you learn modern standard arabic whever you go across the arab world everyone will understand what you say

  • Akhyar Maulana
    Akhyar Maulana 5 дней назад

    in Indonesia, If you are Javanese Chinese Indonesian Muslim, you need 5, hehe... Java, Indonesia, English, Mandarin, and Arabic... LOL :D

  • Amr Prince
    Amr Prince 5 дней назад

    اللغه العربيه الفصحى افضل
    ان اتقنتها فهمك جميع اللهجات
    ولكن ان تعلمت لهجه لن يفهمك اللهاجات الآخرى

  • reda abakhti
    reda abakhti 5 дней назад

    thanks a lot, as an arab speaker (I m from morocco) I really have to say that there is some hardwork put in this video unlike other channels you give arabic justice just like you do with other languages., keep up the great work

  • M S
    M S 5 дней назад +1

    I loved the history part! Learned so much about my language thank you

  • astoryas astorya
    astoryas astorya 5 дней назад

    Arabic is the language of adam yhe first one created by Aallah, and the moroccan dialect is the most hard to undersand

  • Amjad Zoubari
    Amjad Zoubari 5 дней назад

    Man, as a native Arabic speaker, I am really impressed!! Knowing how hard Arabic can get, you have done a really fantastic great job! Keep the good work going man :)
    As for your question in the end, you couldn't describe it better, it depends on one's purpose of learning it, but I think that modern standard Arabic is more general, helps you know all the basics and every Arabic speaker understands it so like you said I think it would be useful to start with it or learn it side by side with the Arabic dialect wanted..
    One last small thing, at 14:30 it's ( كتاباً ), I know it's not you but still :D
    Already subscribed for more and good job again :)

  • Ghazal Qattan
    Ghazal Qattan 5 дней назад +1

    OMG this is my first time hearing an English speaker saying خ(kha) and ق(Qaf), right thank you for your hard work

  • Manny LaCoste
    Manny LaCoste 6 дней назад

    No need to learn Arabic if you're temporary relocating to or visiting an Arab country, as most natives that you are likely to interact with would speak English or French. If you'd like to learn Arabic , which version to learn really depends on why you want to learn it. Modern Standard Arabic even though not normally spoken, is the version of Arabic that is pretty much understood by all Arabic speakers and you'd be able to understand TV newscasts! Yet, if you intend to live in/visit a specific country , that country's dialect would be the one to learn ( dialects are rarely written though so you'd have to learn it phonetically) The most wildly understood Arabic dialects ( by order of intelligibility to all Arabic speakers) are: Egyptian-Arabic, Lavantine-Arabic ( Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian...these dialects are different in pronunciation from each other but if you speak one the rest are mostly understood), Saudi and Gulf Arabic, Iraqi Arabic, and finally North African Arabic ( Libyan and Tunisian are somewhat similar, yet Algerian is quite different, then you have Moroccan which sounds to most other Arabs as an entirely different language) . There are other Arabic dialects but these are obscure and unfamiliar to other Arabic speakers.

  • Nerfed Bee -TNB
    Nerfed Bee -TNB 7 дней назад

    16:13 FUN FACT in Brunei we call it a "closed ta" (i translated it)

  • على ذمــة التاريخ
    على ذمــة التاريخ 7 дней назад

    تكلم باللغة العربية الفصحى افضل
    Speak in standard Arabic

  • Ah Kn
    Ah Kn 8 дней назад

    great video bro

  • Mohammed EGY
    Mohammed EGY 8 дней назад

    if you are an Arabic person press like

  • Mohammed EGY
    Mohammed EGY 8 дней назад

    لو عربي لايك

  • Prast Cokro
    Prast Cokro 8 дней назад

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah i wa baraqatuh u
    From 🇮🇩

  • the phenomenal
    the phenomenal 9 дней назад +1

    Did you know arabic is the hardest language in the world

  • the phenomenal
    the phenomenal 9 дней назад

    If you want to learn arabic you have to learn al fousha the original accent beacous all the arab cna inderstan al fousha a

  • Stuart Paul
    Stuart Paul 9 дней назад +1

    Excellent video. Bravo.

  • Korean Mapping
    Korean Mapping 10 дней назад

    ذخنالههععالباللعخحخ الف هالا فقلبي ١٦٤٧ ( قعههبزذذ):بداتدنحهاننتزتتتع

  • that dude
    that dude 10 дней назад

    Kazakh language is half Turkic half Arabic.
    Mektep - school
    Qalam - pen
    Sabyn - soap

  • shrouk Alhady The Egyptian
    shrouk Alhady The Egyptian 10 дней назад

    الرجاء ا صدقاء اشتراك فى القناة ليصل لكم كل جديد
    Please join your friends in the channel to bring you all new

  • أنا هي
    أنا هي 10 дней назад

    اللغة العربية من اجمل لغات العالم .. مخطوطاتها من اجمل الخطوط لها جمالية فريدة من نوعها

  • Fatima Ali
    Fatima Ali 10 дней назад

    I really think both the modren one and the dialect so u can read most of arabic books ecespacially quraan

  • Homesick
    Homesick 11 дней назад

    MSA

  • early bird catches the worm
    early bird catches the worm 11 дней назад

    Yourr great, big help really.!!!

  • DARKx
    DARKx 11 дней назад

    Arabic is art.

  • Labi TheARMY_L
    Labi TheARMY_L 11 дней назад

    I'm trying to get motivated to finish my arabic alevel course 😭

  • edmontonful
    edmontonful 12 дней назад

    Paul how many languages do you speak?

  • Shafa Uchiha
    Shafa Uchiha 13 дней назад

    at 15:10 it would be more appropriate to say "3datan, laa a3mal FEE yawm es-sabt." I added "FEE" because that means on/in. I tried reading the sentence without the "FEE," and before you gave the translation I understood it as "Usually I don't make Saturday."
    The make part is because I'm from Egypt and a3mil in Egyptian means to "I make/do" in terms of applying effort to something, but it's usually not related to work. The word "ishtaghal" is much more related to the act of working a paying job. Funny thing though is that there are two words for "worker" in Egyptian, "3ummal" and "shughal," coming from the roots 3ml and shghl respectively, yet "3ummal" is used 99% of the time.
    I'll write out the sentence completely in Egyptian Arabic:
    "bil-3ada, ana msh bishtaghal fee yom as-sabt," or you can say:
    "bil-3ada, ana mabishtaghalsh fee yom es-sabt"

  • Marouan NASSIF
    Marouan NASSIF 13 дней назад

    A big thanks for your efforts! Big respect!

  • mado arnaout
    mado arnaout 14 дней назад

    thanks you ,we proud about your explains thank u so much

  • Hassan Thair
    Hassan Thair 14 дней назад

    Hello, it was very interesting video about Arabic, now i see why my language very difficult to others.in minutes 10:30 the letters (ط,ظ,ض) you could not pronounce them correct and the voice imitating Arabic is not precise pronounced (the female voice) its look like dialect not formal also the male voice sometimes not pronounced correctly specially the letter (ج). finally, about which one to learn official Arabic is more understandable by all arabs also one of its characteristics is that even you make wrong formulation in grimmer people will keep understand you, do not take long time learning Arabic just now the main words and everybody will understand you.

  • هشام صقر
    هشام صقر 14 дней назад

    Formal Arabic (الفصحى) is more important

  • Sam Miller
    Sam Miller 14 дней назад +1

    I thought Arabic used the Farsi script?

  • Lady Anariel Teddiursa
    Lady Anariel Teddiursa 14 дней назад

    Such a beautiful language!

  • Eslam Minshawy
    Eslam Minshawy 15 дней назад

    In my opinion , The Classical Arabic is essential to learn, yet you can have an idea about of the two major dialects widely understood among Arabs like Egyptian or Syrian dialects. gr8 video with (mostly ) flawless Arabic, I appreciate it, you have done a hard work indeed
    .

  • Angel
    Angel 15 дней назад +1

    I love this video

  • Shin To
    Shin To 15 дней назад

    Standard Arabic for sure! And if you have more time you can learn the other one. Because we use the dialect for speaking or chatting. And mostly everything else is written/said/done by MSA! For example (as a student or an employee) if you have a presentation of something important, you will probably need to use MSA .. Also all/most books are written in MSA, and if you don't have strong vocabulary you might not understand some! You might wanna learn dialect Arabic just for communication with others, but even if you don't that's not a problem because everyone understands and speaks standard Arabic fluently ! I personally find the standard more amusing and fun (I don't like the dialect much but I use it anyway) .. it's a bit hard but it's worth learning! Especially if you like to read novels or so .. for me standard Arabic is the best because it's just so deep that you never stop learning new things about it!

  • vuurkanaal 72
    vuurkanaal 72 15 дней назад +1

    Like who reads without harekats

  • hussien Hafez
    hussien Hafez 15 дней назад

    Well done

  • Intellect Grime
    Intellect Grime 15 дней назад

    This video is so informative! Even for me, a native Egyptian speaker. Thank you 🙏🏽 I was wondering if there’s an online resource where you found the templates for different forms of the same root word?

  • Bilal Mohamed
    Bilal Mohamed 16 дней назад

    Both

  • Rebs Blog
    Rebs Blog 16 дней назад

    As a person who speaks Arabic fluently I would suggest for beginners to start with the Modern form of Arabic and gradually reach to dialects. The real question is why should you learn a lot of Arabic dialects? I mean sure their all helpful but unless your visiting for example Egypt then you would probably need the Egyptian version of Arabic. This is just my opinion maybe you think differently :)

  • frog for production
    frog for production 16 дней назад

    The modern standard arabic

  • Ahmed Ward
    Ahmed Ward 17 дней назад

    This guy looks like roger federer.

  • Dina Adel
    Dina Adel 17 дней назад +1

    i can see a great deal of research was done to make this video. well done

  • halazouna halazouna
    halazouna halazouna 18 дней назад

    Definitely learn Modern Standard Arabic as it is the solid foundation of all Arabic dialects. It is also the only form of Arabic taught in every school throughout the Arab world. Amazing video Paul, you are extremely knowledgeable in the Arabic language.

  • Hani Ashraf
    Hani Ashraf 18 дней назад

    Learn egyptian arabic, everyone understands them

  • Hani Ashraf
    Hani Ashraf 18 дней назад

    7:42, he pronounced it correctly. I'm proud. Thumbs up for that

  • Vincent Jones
    Vincent Jones 18 дней назад

    pisslam هو عبادة

  • Vincent Jones
    Vincent Jones 18 дней назад

    Acts17Apologetics

  • Jason Karim
    Jason Karim 18 дней назад

    5:43 lol wtf

  • leFrezee
    leFrezee 19 дней назад +1

    Most turks can read arabic for the qur-an!

  • Desert Boy
    Desert Boy 19 дней назад

    Thank you very much for the great work « excellent »👍🏼

  • Melek Kessentini
    Melek Kessentini 19 дней назад

    Hey
    I can be volenteer for teaching Arabic
    add me Skype: malek.tek
    PS: I speak English and French very well

  • Shahzeb Khattak
    Shahzeb Khattak 19 дней назад

    try urdu

  • معتصم منصور
    معتصم منصور 19 дней назад

    Of Course Modern

  • Ashraf Mohammed
    Ashraf Mohammed 19 дней назад +1

    Why u can't sound professional in Arabic, and why u CAN'T learn it easily?
    1 if u learn the original "clasical" Arabic language, u can use it almost everywhere in any Arab country, but here is the thing! Believe me u r gonna sound so funny to others and Arab can easily tell that u r a foreigner!

    2 if u wanna learn the Spoken Arabic, let me tell u that there r more than 20 accents and each one is completely different! for example, I'm from Yemen and if I go to another country like
    Morocco I wouldn't understand them very well! And ofc u can't learn all these accents

    3 there r some letters that r so fucking difficult 2 pronounce and some Arab CAN'T even pronounce them! Like ض ق غ ظ
    ط ح خ
    4 finally, if u r learning Arabic and u r kinda a good speaker and u just need a little help with some pronunciations and new Arabic
    slang, just text me and I'd be glad 2! ^_^

  • Melody Lin
    Melody Lin 20 дней назад

    This is fascinating!

  • Mazen Adnan
    Mazen Adnan 20 дней назад

    In my opinion, as a native arabic speaker, I suggest learning the modern standard arabic because it will be easy to communicate with all the dialects. And such a wonderful video Paul =)

  • Jessica Lindia 01
    Jessica Lindia 01 20 дней назад

    How to destroy Musrats' belief:
    Your mom has not been cleaned in Mosque for her whole life.
    Real Allah would not deliver a true Muslim to this world through such a dirty women! Because your mom was as dirty as a pig. You are fake Muslims. You are cursed by Allah.
    _______
    Another topic:
    What if we let Chinese fight against Muslims?
    Trojan Project of Islam & Communism conversion
    Why?
    Islam and communism are crime! It must be stopped!

    How?
    To neutralize Islam and communism, we have to rewrite “Quran” and build different “Mosque” from existing ones.
    In this new “Mosque”, women will be requested to enter and worship god as well. Women will have higher hierarchy and priority, and by doing so, women will be respected in “Muslim society”. In the new “Mosque” we will distribute new “Quran”, in which, there will be no hatred against other religions and discrimination against other races. Well, this new “Quran” might reads like a school rules, with vivid legend of course.

    Where?
    Ideal places are
    1. American military base in Afghanistan.
    2. Border of Israel/Syria.
    3. Somalia.
    4. Yemen.

    Who?
    Who will execute this project?
    1. Chinese, North Korean, and other people from autocratic countries who ask for freedom and democracy.
    2. Defected former Muslims
    3. Those who want to change the world.
    4. Those who want to start their new life.
    Chinese government is systematically brainwashing and persecuting it's citizens and exporting corruption to the whole world. It's ability comes from its huge population who are working and paying taxes to communism day and night. If we take 100 million Chinese out of China, the Chinese economy will collapse and Chinese government will lose its ability to ruin the world.
    These Chinese will emigrate to Afghanistan and be managed by American military base and abide by American law.
    These Chinese will emigrate to the border of Syria and Israel and be managed by Israel and abide by Israel law.
    These Chinese will emigrate to Somalia/Yemen and be managed by themselves or Taiwan in a democratic way.
    Those defected former Muslims will act as evangelist of new “Qur'an”.

    Chinese are the most hard working people. As long as one chinese have 10 acres of land. They can grow all kinds of crops and be flourish. These Chinese will manage themselves or be governed by American law, Israel law or Taiwan law which is more easy to be accepted at the beginning. These Chinese will be like Taiwanese 20 years later and those Chinese are natural enemy of communism. They will protect American/Israel/Taiwan interests and buy American/Israel/Taiwan products. Chinese government will be doomed.

    With 100 million fake muslim, they will change muslim society completely.

    Fund.
    Aggressive plan need to build one biggest new “mosque” and a small town around the “mosque”. And water, gas and electricity supply. Road, house etc. It will require 5 hundred million dollars. Plus the military protection.
    Slow and economic way requires military protection only and let defected former Muslims and democracy loving Chinese settle down within the military base or around the border of Israel. In this case, maybe only 10 million dollars shall be enough to start building a “new muslim community”. Of course, mainly defected former Muslims and brave open minded Chinese and a little Taiwanese.
    All above said funds will be earned back through electric bills, water and gas bills and other purchasing activity, and local cheap services that is supplied by Chinese will reduce the costs of defence expenses. In the end these “new Muslims” will convert old Muslims and arm themselves to fight against old Muslims who are refuse to convert.

    Terrorism and Communism will fail and disappear forever.

    NOTE: This is my basic idea. There must be lots of flaws please be kind and help me to fix these flaws for good.

  • Shami TV
    Shami TV 20 дней назад

    i am arabic guy and my and absulutly you have to study dailect shoos one accent and start to learn it coz arabic clasic no body speak

  • Haidar Basheer
    Haidar Basheer 20 дней назад

    In Arabic language 12,000,000 word .. English has only 600,000 .. French has only 150,000

  • Haidar Basheer
    Haidar Basheer 20 дней назад

    Learn MSA .. because every Arabian person understand it

  • Amr Abu Khairy
    Amr Abu Khairy 20 дней назад

    5:28
    These countries we're not conquered they were opened

  • xDR1TeK
    xDR1TeK 21 день назад

    None would be my preference. It is a wooden language and worth chucking in the fireplace.

  • Hamza Abbad
    Hamza Abbad 21 день назад

    As a native Arabic speaker, I say that the best choice is to learn the standard Arabic and not the dialects, the Arabic has exact and logical rules that let you formulate any sentence, while the dialects contain some strange and chaotic words and formulations merged form the other languages.

  • abdullah abdullah
    abdullah abdullah 21 день назад

    (en)I think that Arabic is the basic of all languages because it is the language of Adam peace be upon him . (it)penso che l'arabo sia la base di tutte le lingue del mondo perché è la lingua di Adamo.(عربي( اعتقد ان العربية هي اصل جميع اللغات لانها لغة ءادم عليه السلام.

  • joodi queen
    joodi queen 21 день назад

    شكرا لعمل هذاالفيديو للاجانب

  • Sedra Rihawe
    Sedra Rihawe 21 день назад

    In 7:25 7:30 he really

  • Sedra Rihawe
    Sedra Rihawe 21 день назад

    Omg
    I do not believe they mentioned damascus
    I will cry of joy
    In 3:15
    #syria_is_damascene

  • Sedra Rihawe
    Sedra Rihawe 21 день назад

    تبا الانجليزية الخاصة بي ضعيفة لا استطيع فهم جميع التعليقات ولا استطيع الكتابة بحرية
    im arabic and i love watch this videos
    Im very happy to listen this

  • Kyojin_9
    Kyojin_9 22 дня назад

    He’s possessed 👻 5:43

  • jackfilms yes im fake.
    jackfilms yes im fake. 22 дня назад

    I speak north Mesopotamian Arabic at home but Iraqi at school but I also know modern and syrian

  • Haitham Ali
    Haitham Ali 22 дня назад

    I don't understand why such a big deal is made about colloquial Arabic, when even English is the same. An Australian wouldn't say "G'day" in a business meeting, but would use a more formal form of greeting, likewise an American from the south of the US wouldn't write in their spoken form, Arabic is no different, street language is local but all fall back to formal Arabic (Fus-ha) when in formal situations. I'm not sure about other languages but I assume its the same

    • Langfocus
      Langfocus  22 дня назад

      I think it’s because speaking standard English is not really out of place in any context. I speak pretty much standard English with a North American accent, and I can speak it with ebonics-speakers, Scottish English speakers, or whoever, and it doesn’t seem inappropriate. But nobody really speaks Standard Arabic, and if you do people act all uncomfortable or they laugh and tell you nobody talks like that.
      Also, English dialects vary in pronunciation and colloquial vocabulary, but not really in grammar. Arabic dialects use somewhat different grammar because of their different substratum. Levantine Arabic is more like Aramaic, Egyptian Arabic is more like Coptic, etc.

  • Mr. Sahab
    Mr. Sahab 22 дня назад

    Thanks for this! I'll be rewatching this a *few* times!

  • Sara Guemar
    Sara Guemar 22 дня назад

    i'm a native speaker of Arabic , and i think it's better to study MSA because you will be able to read and write and to communicate with people , but if you learn just a dialect you will be able to speak just with people who speak this dialect and you will not be able to read books because books are always written in MSA.

  • Oumayma Awad
    Oumayma Awad 23 дня назад

    ههههه هادا شْعَرفو اننا حْنا المغاربيين كَنلْقاو صعوبة فالتواصل مع المشارقة 😂😂😂😂

  • عاشق النبي
    عاشق النبي 23 дня назад

    You are the most amazing teacher ,do you have website to teach languages?

  • Řøčķý Jøę
    Řøčķý Jøę 23 дня назад +1

    Wow so Nice
    Ilike Arab

  • M• A• Babu
    M• A• Babu 24 дня назад +1

    Dude, this is what we call it *a professionalism* ! Just great.

    • M• A• Babu
      M• A• Babu 24 дня назад

      You're welcome bro, it's us who must thank you for your great work. Your introduction was among the few "western" ones that i've read or listened to and got amazed by. Check out the articles made by the profs Frédéric ­Imbert & Stephen Guth about Arabic, its early manuscript, roots and development. Thanks again, and i am a new subscriber to your channel.

    • Langfocus
      Langfocus  24 дня назад

      Thank you!

  • sif alsif
    sif alsif 25 дней назад +1

    هل يوجد في العالم لغة غير العربية فيها فصحى وعامية

  • Mahmood Ali
    Mahmood Ali 25 дней назад

    god damn 😂
    that was informative even to a "native speaker" like me.
    I didn't use MSA for study or work. our work reports are in English and our language of communication is the Egyptian dialect/language.
    unless you are a literature student, MSA will NOT be useful for you in a work or study emplacement in a so-called Arabic speaking country.
    my friend from Nigeria studied MSA better than most Egyptians, and was frustrated at not understanding a word when speaking with people here.
    Arabic is the native language of 0.00% of the world's population. it's only used as an official language that the natives have to learn in school or otherwise be called illiterate.
    the amount if difference in grammar and vocabulary is staggering.
    we use different verbs and even use originally arabic words for completely different meanings; "3arabeya" can mean "Arabic" in Arabic, but it means "car" in Egyptian. "autobees" means "bus" in Egyptian and it's masculine while the MSA word is "hafela" and is feminine. the list goes on
    انا رايح الكلية
    ana rayeh' El koleya
    means I'm going to the college
    in arabic it would be
    ana thahebun ela Al game'aa
    I didn't eat yet is
    "ana lessa makaltesh" in Egyptian
    while it's
    "ana lamm a'qul ba'd" in arabic M
    different vocabulary and different grammar and sentence structure.
    if you want to speak with "arabic speakers", don't study Arabic, study their language(s)

  • alberti giovanni
    alberti giovanni 25 дней назад +1

    great video

  • faro0485
    faro0485 25 дней назад

    If you want to learn ancient Egyptian and Phoenician, and thus Odin, and then you need to know at least classic Arabic as taught by Lane. Then you will learn how the etymology of talk comes is related to قلك

  • Jafar Sakour
    Jafar Sakour 25 дней назад

    For me as a Syrian Arabic speaker I adore arabic I think most of the western people links Arabic to islam but actually it existed before islam and I consider it as a legendary language only arabs will understand what i say for me I can understand all the Arabic dialects perfectly but Moroccan and Tunisia i can get almost 90% of their dialect but the Algerian one not more than 70% whatever anyone wants to study Arabic should learn the modern standard or what we call it the fusha cuz as an Arabic speaker countries we all study fusha at schools and i think 99% of arabs can understand you perfectly when you speak to them in fusha even the bilingual ones like Somalia and south Sudan ass well