Arabic is a phonetic language so once you learn the alphabet the words are pronounced as they’re written, although unlike Indo-European languages it is Semitic and has many guttural sounds which are quite difficult and need repetitive training to master.
It also depends on your mother tongue and background. For a Muslim person basic Quranic Arabic is a good start.
Start with the alphabets and numbers. YouTube can be a good source or duo lingo
Start with the alphabets and the phonetics, and build yourself from there. This seems like a simple step (and it is!) but very rewarding because you'll start picking up words and sounds, which leads me to the second step. Watch the news with Arabic subtitles for example, and read along. The ultimate way for improving your spoken Arabic and becoming fluent is a technique called Shadowing but that's... more
Arabic is a beautiful and unique language, I would recommend you to purchase yourself the al-madinah Arabic books. Because, they start from beginners and gradually help you each step.. any help needed for learning I'm here to help!
So this really depends on your purpose for learning.
If you want to learn conversational Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) to be able to speak it, you can do the following things:
1) lots of Mastering Arabic books
2) Duolingo app is good for small 10 minute bursts of learning every day
3) immersive learning - do a Study Abroad in an Arabic country (warning: each country has a strong dialect i.e E... more
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