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Best Arabic Language Courses
Learn to speak Arabic using language software
Years ago I did start to learn a little Arabic myself.
It was quite interesting to follow the language structure, because it is a bit different from European languages, in that, whereas our words change at the end to change the tenses, Arabic changes in the middle.
Also,Arabic is read from right to left, and, of course, the letter forms are very different.
Above is a Picture of the Alhambra Palace at Granada, Spain
Spain was briefly occupied by Berber and North African Muslims between 711 and 788. They landed in Gibraltar, which is very close to Morocco, separated only by the Gibraltar Straits at the entry point to the Mediterranean.
The Arabic or Moorish influence is still evident particularly in Andalusia in Southern Spain, in architecture and language - for instance, the word "el", meaning "the", is a corruption of the Arabic word "al".
Traditional Spanish music and singing also carries the Moorish influence of the Middle East, and is very distinctive from the music pf other parts of Europe.
So you not only have to learn a new language, Arabic, but also a new alphabet, and a new way of using grammatical forms, and pronunciation of unfamiliar sounds
Quite a challenge.
I didn't pursue my Arabic language course, as I was studying for my new career as a solicitor, but I still use the occasional phrase. I live in a very ethnically mixed area - 136 different languages are spoken in our local schools - and when I go to one of our Halal butchers, they all look delighted when I say hallo or goodbye to them in their own language.
Below are 3 Arabic Language Courses, Arabic/English Dictionaries and videos of the Arabic Alphabet and modern Arabian Music
Check out the Arabic language software on this page
Happy hunting in your quest to gain another language skill!
I'm showing you several different Arabic courses here, but this page would be too long if I were to include even more language programs, so if you can't see the language courses you were looking for, you can just point and click on any of the items shown below and you will be transported to the Amazon.com website, where you can browse for the language course of your choice.
Rosetta Stone Arabic Language Course Levels 1 - 3 Set
This is a very substantial and in-depth course, and when you've completed it, you will be able to converse and do business in Arabic, and enter into discussions, watch Arabic films, and generally make out like an Arab. You might even be tempted to like sheep's eyes, a local delicacy.
Rosetta Stone Arabic Language Course - Level 1
You will have online one-to-one training and general interaction to help you to learn Arabic.
You will be able to learn basic Arabic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.
Arabic Alphabet on YouTube: Learn Arabic Alphabet
Arabic Version - Hotel California
Scheherazade - a taste of the Arabian Nights
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Egyptian Dog Deity
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