Arabic Language

History and information about the Arabic Language and how to write Arabic Alphabet.

The Arabic language is spoken in Arab countries, Middle East, and North Africa…in countries like: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen…each country has its own Arabic spoken, yet they all resemble in a way or another.

 
The Arabic language belongs to the family of Semitic language, which holds languages like Hebrew, Aramaic…Many other languages scrounged from the Arabic language specific words, especially Arabic words related to mathematics, science and philosophy.  
 
Arabic dialect or Colloquial Arabic vary from country to country, Egyptian Arabic, Lebanese Arabic, Libyan Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Maghrebi Arabic (Moroccan Arabic), Andalusia Arabic, Western Sahara, Bahraini Arabic, Saudi Arabia Arabic….Each nationality has its own pronunciation of Arabic vowels and Arabic consonants, and sometimes inside the same country, Arabic dialect changes.   
 
The Arabic letters are 28, and they constitute the Arabic alphabet.
Arabic Alphabet is driven from Aramaic script and here is the alphabet in order:
   أ ب ت ث ج ح خ د ذ ر ز س ش ص ض ط ظ ع غ ف ق ك ل م ن ه و ي
 
The Arabic language is written from right to left. There are many versions of writing Arabic; the Arabic calligraphy has a very big reputation; it is considered as a very special art. 
Arabic calligraphy is also known as Islamic calligraphy, since the Arabic language is the Islamic language, the Quran was written in Arabic calligraphy. Arabic calligraphy can be found on walls and ceilings of mosques and all artistic religious work.  
 
There are many letters that resemble each other with slight differences like f ف   and k  ق, s س and sh ش, thث  and t ت, Rر  and Zز, Dض and Sص….
 
Here are some useful Arabic words that can help you of you are a tourist in Arab countries:
Yes – Naam
No – la
Welcome – ahlan
Goodbye – ila laka'
Please – arjouk
Thank you – shoukran
 
You can learn Arabic language though Arabic language lessons and Arabic language courses online. 
In order to get direct gain more knowledge and understand the Arabic language, use our Arabic translator tool to help you comprehend Arabic words and Arabic text.