How to use adjectives in Arabic

How to use adjectives in Arabic

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Arabic? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Arabic lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Arabic adjectives.

Arabic adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Arabic are placed after the noun. Adjectives in Arabic agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form. If the noun is definite '(i.e. 'a big house' versus 'the big house')', the adjective carries the definite article as well.


al máraťa al jemila
the beautiful woman
al máraťa al áíjuz
the old woman
al máraťa as saŗīra
the small woman
al máraťa aš šāba
the young woman
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Arabic is spoken in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and several other countries. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Arabic would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Arabic

Learn to get by in Arabic with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Arabic phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Ⱬálika jabal.
That is a mountain.
Tílka buhayra.
That is a lake.
Tílka kanisa.
That is a church.
Ⱬálika nahr.
That is a river.
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Step 7 : Adjectives in Arabic

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Arabic adjectives كبير, صغير and قديم (big, small, old). Using the nouns الكتاب, كرسي and باب (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Arabic adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives كبير, صغير and قديم with the nouns الكتاب, كرسي and باب you can move on to Step 8 (Arabic Verbs).

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