November 4, 2019 14

Introduction to Arabic Pronunciation

Introduction to Arabic Pronunciation

hi welcome to introduction to arabic my
name is Alicia and I’m joined by hi everyone I’m Yaffa in this lesson you’ll
learn the basics of Arabic pronunciation pronunciation refers to the manner in
which a word is spoken so don’t focus on reading what’s on screen instead focus
on listening and repeating Arabic is what is called stress time at
language this simply means that stress syllables are valued more than
unstressed syllables stress syllables will be pronounced louder and longer
than unstressed syllables which are shortened to accommodate the rhythm of
stress syllables get AB get tab notice that the second syllable is stressed
it’s pronounced longer and louder while the first and final syllables are
shortened keep tad if you think about it this is identical to English opportunity
the stress syllable – in opportunity is deemed more important so it’s pronounced
longer than all of their syllables listen to it again opportunity compared
this once again with Arabic Khattab opportunity Khattab opportunity get tab
as you can see the timing and rhythm of Arabic isn’t much different than that of
English despite what you may think Arabic pronunciation is actually quite
similar to English there are more familiar sounds between English and
Arabic than unfamiliar sounds in fact 75% of all sounds in Arabic exists in
English – this means that if you were to simply imitate an Arabic speaker your
pronunciation will be correct roughly 75% of the time
repeat after Allah mudiad le Modi chances are your pronunciation is pretty
spot-on the AL M u D I and our sounds are practically identical to English try
again Allen Muji nearly all sounds in Arabic
are identical to English similar to the consonant sounds in this example since
you already know how to pronounce most of these sounds we only need to pay
attention to the handful of sounds that are unique to arabic they’re the ones we
need to look out for of all the sounds that exist in Arabic
there are roughly nine new consonant sounds that you need to practice ha ha
sha la la voix ha ha ha ha these 5 sounds are known as emphatic
consonants they’re categorized as such because they’re pronounced deep within
the throat ha ha saw la ah they sound like the D H s T and Q sounds
respectively except much more tense because the throat is constricted listen
again ha ha ha ha ha let’s take a look at another sound
that’s quite distinctively Arabic consider the phrase for good morning in
Arabic Sabah all higher Bobby Hull higher the letter ha is a sound that’s
often used in Arabic between a K in NH sound ha it sounds as though you’re
clearing your throat ha we’ll cover this sound and all other sounds in Arabic in
much more detail in future lessons for now let’s close this lesson by recapping
what we’ve learned in this lesson you’ll learn that Arabic is a stress timed
language where the rhythm is akin to English collectively nearly all sounds
in Arabic are identical to the sounds of English and there are only a handful of
new sounds that you need to learn we’ve covered only the basics of Arabic
pronunciation if you’re interested in learning more check out the entire
course we created named the ultimate guide to Arabic pronunciation in that
course we cover and break down every single sound in the Arabic language
showing you mouth and tongue positioning and giving you tips to help you perfect
your Arabic pronunciation in the next lesson we’ll introduce you to the basics
of Arabic grammar where you’ll learn about Arabic word order and how to build
basic phrases in Arabic see you in the next lesson bye bye

14 Replies to “Introduction to Arabic Pronunciation”

  • Q Z says:

    you're pronouncing the letter ض incorrectly

  • Bnai bat Zion says:

    the person isn't pronouncing ض correctly.

  • Conako says:

    ض is pronounced from the left edge of your tongue.
    search in google images "مخرج حرف الضاد" and you will get the meaning.

  • Chiara Villani says:

    karol l'arabo egiziano e simile a quello iraniano?

  • Rajiv Gopalan says:

    very helpful thanx

  • nasam daya says:

    yafa's pronunciation is bad in arabic as it is in english

  • jamal akhbach says:

    you're pronouncing the letter ض incorrectly

  • Aldair Vallejo says:

    i feel like arabic is similar to spanish than english

  • Eagles Hunter says:

    1- for an English native speaker, unfamiliar sounds would be 10 not 9. They are 8 of the given in this video (all given except for ر), the sound of the letter خ and the sound of ء.
    2- her pronunciation of the letter
    Is HORRIBLY wrong
    3- letters
    ص ض ظ ق
    Are NOT pronounced using the throat as it was said in this video. Actually, no matter how hard one may try, he will never be able to pronounce them through your throat.
    Letters that are said through throat are:
    غ خ upper throat
    ع خ middle of the throat
    4- letter
    Sounds like something in the middle of K and H!!!!!!!!
    This is the most ridiculous this ever said in the history of phonetics!
    Is pronounced like Russian letter X or German CH or Spanish (not Mexican) J.
    5- well, I'm not so sure of this point, but I don't think, as an Arabic native speaker, that Arabic is a stress-timed language.

  • Noomiya Numi says:


  • عدي Chem says:

    Very Very Very Wrong and bad teaching.

  • Adam Fitriosa channel says:

    You should pronounce this harf ج is "Jim" not "Gim". Because i learn arabic too and i am a muslim,so i know each of harf Hijaiyah

  • عبد الجليل الشفيع says:

    I'm arabic native speaker. Yafa can't pronounce ض correctly .

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