The pronounciation of some Arabic letters, like the خ [kh] as خوخ [khawkh], prune, ع [a’a] as in عنوان [a’anwan], address, ح [ha’e] as in حائط [ha’et], wall, ق [qa] as in قانون [qanoun], law, and غ [gh] as in غيمة [ghayma], cloud, may take some time to master as they are produced right at the very back of the throat.
In Arabic word order, the verb comes first, so to say “the boy eats the apple” you actually say “eat the boy the apple“: اكل الولد التفاحة [akala al walado attofaha]. Adjectives come after the noun, rather than before as in English: السيارة الحمراء [assayara alhamra’a], literally the car red.
The Arabic language is written right to left and the front of an Arabic book is what would be considered the back by speakers of most western languages.
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