Arabic Verbs Classes

Verbs Classes

Stage One: Three Types of Past Verbs

File Contents Duration File Size, Right click & Save As
Introduction to Verbs, 3 types of past tense verbs, 22 verbs with example of their usage 7 pages pdf
Audio for Page One: Intro to Verbs, How to form simplest Verbal sentence, 3 types of verbs with respect to numbers of Mafool Bihi 44 Minutes 5.33 Mb
Audio for Page 2 of pdf document: Getting used to some fundamental types of verbal sentences 21 minutes 2.34 Mb
Audio for Page 3 of pdf document: 22 new common verbs, their usage with examples 19 minutes 3.94 Mb
Audio for Pages 4 to 7 of pdf document Few sentences showing use of these 22 verbs without resorting to english translation; A complete passage in Arabic using these! 8.48 Mb

Stage Two: Past Tense Verbs for ‘You/I did …’

File contents Duration File type, right click & save
pdf Document with verbs & sentences for ‘You’ and ‘I did’ the action. 4 pages pdf format, text file
Audio Explanation of the pdf document explaining verbs of the form ‘I did s/th’ or ‘You did s/th’ and making such sentences 4.81 Mb

Stage Three: Past Tense Verbs Converted to ‘She did …’

For this stage, go to the pdf file above titled, Three types of past tense verbs, and read the same sentences converting them for the female version of past tense verb along the pattern …

Conjugation of past tense verbs from he to she

Do this for all the 22 verbs listed in that document in a table format and then read each of the sentences after that in that document adding a letter Taa at the end of the verb to convert the default male version of past tense verb for ‘he did’ to the female version of the past tense verb ‘she did’ with ‘Taa’ with sukun at the end as shown for the five verbs above here in this post.

Then practise further by doing the same to the sentences in the other pdf document above titled, ‘Past tense verbal form for he, me and him’

These will give you practise of the simple rule shown in the five examples above in this post for converting the basic default of male third person, he did, form (e.g. dha-ha-ba) to the female third person, she did, form (e.g. dha-ha-ba-t).

Important note: Notice that with the verb ‘Ra-aa’ meaning ‘he saw’, it ends with a alif maqsurah as shown above in this post. So when we put after it Taa with sukun to convert it to feminine, she saw, we find two letters with sukun on them coming one after the other, and this cannot be pronounced (i.e. alif maqsura has a sukun on it and after it is ‘taa’ with sukun). So we remove one of the two letters that is less important of the two, (i.e. delete alif maqsura, i.e. the ‘yaa’) and leave there the ‘taa’ with sukun; so it becomes ‘Ra-a-at’ meaning ‘she saw’ as shown above in this post in text (the fourth example in the list above in this post). This is what we do to all the verbs that we will come in future with alif maqsurah at the end of the verb of male past tense in order to convert it to the female past tense verb.

Stage Four: Learning 47 More Very Commonly Used Verbs

File Contents Duration File type, Right click & Save As
pdf document
Page 8: Table 47 New Verbs with their meanings
Page 9: New nouns with their meanings
Page 1 – 7: Example sentence showing usage of each verb
9 pages pdf format, text file
Audio reading & explanation of the above pdf document: Part A is of pages 1 – 4, i.e. sentences 1 to 58 7.84 Mb
Audio reading & explanation of the above pdf document: Part B is of remaining pages, i.e. sentences 59 to 122 (end) 9.88 Mb

Stage Five of Five: Past Tense Verbs Plural for ‘We/You/they’ all male & female

Having learnt singular verbs for first, second and third person singular (I did, you did and he/she did), now is the stage to learn to convert the same verbs to the form for plurals of we did, you (plural male and female) and they (male and female). These are done in lessons fourteen to sixteen of the text book step by step. So when you do each of those lessons for a new form of verb (e.g. we did plural), then practice at the end of each exercises of that lesson to make that exercise type sentences for the 47 and 22 new verbs learnt in the pdf and audio files above.

The summary of conversion of verbs from various singular forms to their respective plural forms is as follows:
Past tense verbs, conjugating singular to plural
For a verb that has alif maqsurah at the end of the verb the forms are as follows:
Conjugation of past tense verbs to plural with alif maqsura

These are the patterns to follow for Nahnu (we), hum (they male), hunna (they female), antum (you plural male) and antunna (you plural female). These words, i.e. nahnu, hum, hunna, antum, antunna, ana, anta, huwa, hiya, anta, anti are written above before the appropriate past tense verbs only to show to you for further clarification, otherwise, normally it is enough to say ‘Dha-hab-tum’ instead of ‘Antum Dha-hab-tum’ and enough to say ‘Dha-hab-tu’ instead of ‘Ana Dha-hab-tu’.

As you come across these above conversion rules in lesssons 14 to 16, go to the 47 and 22 verbs learnt in the pdf documents above to practice these verbs to be changed for nahnu, antum etc in those lessons.

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