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Beginning (Where to Start)

May 2, 2010

This is what I recommend for someone who is beginning to learn verb conjugations (in this order – which is more or less the order in the Madinah series):

* Remember to write out as many verbs with their conjugations as possible to help memorize*

1.Memorize the past tense for 3 letter root bare verbs first

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/bare-mujarrad/regular/past-tense-regular-bare-mujarrad-3-letter-root-thulaathee-verbs-arabic/

Madinah Book 2, lessons 4-8 work on this

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_index.htm

 

(at some point you can add regular three letter root mazeed[increased ] verbs [ like

حَاوَلَ، دَرَّسَ، أسْلَمَ

etc ] since these are conjugated in the past tense the same way (which is generally putting sukoon on the last letter and adding the attached subject pronouns:

تُ تَ تِ –  نَا تُمْ تُنَّ نَ

– except for 3rd person m.sg, 3rd person m.pl, and 3rd person f.sg)

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/increased-mazeed/regular-increased-mazeed-3-letter-root-thulaathee-verbs-arabic/past-tense/

2.Memorize the present tense for 3 letter root bare verbs

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/bare-mujarrad/regular/present-tense-regular-bare-mujarrad-3-letter-root-thulaathee-verbs-arabic/

Madinah Book 2,  lessons 10-13 covers this

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_index.htm

 

3.Learn how to form command in 3 letter root, bare verbs

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_15.htm

(from Madinah Book 2, chapter/lesson 14)

4.Learn how to form negative commands with 3 letter root bare verbs

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/negative-commands-with-regular-verbs/

Do lesson 15 in Madinah Book 2

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_16.htm

 

4.5 Learn how to form the future

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/future/

 

5.Learn how to conjugate the verb “I want” (you can do this before step 5)

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/i-want-to-i-like-to-etc/

From Madinah Book 2, chapter 16

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_17.htm

 

6.Learn how to use two verbs and لِ lam w/kasrah.Ex:

دَرَسْتُ العَرَبِيَةَ لِأَهَمَ القُرْآنَ 

 I studied Arabic so that I could understand the Quran (notice how Afhama is mansoob)

Madinah Book 2, chapter 17

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_18.htm

 

7.Learn how to say “I want to…”  “I like to…”  “Is it possible for me that I….”أ يُمْكِنُنِي أنْ

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/i-want-to-i-like-to-etc/

Also in Madinah Book 2, chapter 17

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_18.htm

 

8. Learn how lan changes the verb  https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/lam-and-lan/

Madinah Book 2, chapter 19

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_20.htm

 

9.Learn how to use lam with regular verbs

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/lam-and-lan/

Madinah Book 2, chapter 21

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_22.htm

 

10.Learn past/present conjugatios (and also how they change with lam and lan and commands) of irregular verbs (these lessons take a lot of time and repetition)

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/bare-mujarrad/irregular/

Madinah Book 2, chapters 25-29

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du2_index.htm

 

11.Learn the present tense conjugations (one at a time) of mazeed verbs (and these are taught in Madinah Book three starting with lesson 16

http://old.iu.edu.sa/spages/edu/syukbah/du3_index.htm

 

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/increased-mazeed/regular-increased-mazeed-3-letter-root-thulaathee-verbs-arabic/

After that learn how to conjugate irregular mazeed verbs as well as how to form commands, lan and lam, etc

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/arabic/verbs/3-letter-root-thulaathee/increased-mazeed/irregular-increased-mazeed-3-letter-root-thulaathee-verbs-arabic/

These are simply suggestions.  Learning verb conjugations takes time and work.  Some people find it helpful to make a verb conjugation notebook.