Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Chaotic Muslem

How Difficult Arabic Is

Recommended Posts


So a new member of our crew joined last week. He is American and apparently never ever tried even to say salam XD so he gotta learn everything from scratch. He asked for help to pick up quickly the most important phrases so he can be efficient in dealing with us.

I was looking around internet for a video that keeps repeating phrases till mind start repeating them itself. I found this video that says that the most difficult part of Arabic is the pronunciation and that 7a and Ha sound same for non arab ears 0.o

I was like : this can't be true. 7a is elemental.. it is what you say when you cough and when you clear your throat ko7e ko7! e7m

It is as elemental as ha and aa, just open your mouth and ha will come out or an aa 0.0 ....7a is as much elemental as that 0.o

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


dhad (ض) and 'ayn (ع) and possibly sad (ص)

(but not pronouncing these letters isn't embarrassing, virtually no non Arabs pronounce them, except those who have learned Arabic, and even then it varies from person to person - also salaam vs salam etc, Arabs also don't tend to correct bad pronunciation, so even if technically it isn't correct, it isn't an issue)

You're friend probably hasn't had the pronunciations explained to him properly so that he understands what their equivalent is in English.

Ha (ح) is the 'h' of: Aha!

Whereas ha (ه) is the 'h' of: Hello

He should watch this:



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Grammatically speaking, Arabic isnt a difficult language but the accent is not beautiful.

Some African languages also have some very odd sounds.

Some languages lack some basic sounds, for example French lacks"r" or Arabic lacks "p, zh (as sio intelevision), ch (as tu in picture), g (as in gallary)".

Italian and Hebrew way of pronouncing R is also unusual for me: they say "rrrr".

* If you want to learn how to pronounce ch, repeat saying "white shoes". If you repeat it quickly, then it will become "why choose".

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, E.L King said:

Arabic is easy and I was raised in the West yet I can read and write it and I attend no classes. 


Teach me your ways of learning Arabic so easily, reading and writing that is. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

You should post this on poor jokes thread. :confused:

Bro if its hard i wouldnt know how to do it. I dont do hard stuff only easy stuff.

18 hours ago, حسين said:

Teach me your ways of learning Arabic so easily, reading and writing that is. 

You have to be born Arab.. naa im joking.

Watch Medina series bro

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recent Posts on ShiaChat!

    • Salam. If the person lives in another country and has the wish to be buried in Iraq, there are governmental regulations about shipping a person's remains. The country where that person lives has laws that need to be followed. For example, the person who died would need a medical statement that the body is not contagious. The casket would need to be inside a lead box that would not leak, then placed inside a wooden crate which is nailed shut and has special seals that show if there was tampering or opening. The funeral home would need government permission to transport the body by airline and not all airlines provide that service. The licensed funeral home worker would need to drive the prepared package with the person's remains to the licensed airline and make sure that the remains were placed on the airplane. At the arrival in the airport in Iraq, the person's remains would be in the customs area and the customs workers would wait for the person who would need to personally claim the body and sign documents that the body was picked up. Because the whole thing is very heavy and would not fit inside an ambulance or hearse, the wooden crate would need to be opened which means workers or relatives of the deceased would need to use crowbars to remove it. After lifting the lead box into the vehicle, the deceased would need to be transported to the cemetery location where the bodies are washed. The cemetery would take care of everything but of course the price will depend on the location of the cemetery. The most expensive part of the international burial is the western country (funeral home, trip to airport, airline shipping) and could reach $15,000. The price of the cemetery plot, washing the body, wrapping the body in kaffan, is a separate price. The temporary grave marker with the name written in chalk on it is probably free, but the grave stone with the name carved on it would be a separate price. This does not answer your question of whether someone can be buried in Iraq, but I just want you to know that the person needs to save his money if he has such a wish. May Allah SWT grant all halal wishes.  
    • That is the crux of the issue here brother. I am trying to understand what/who determines which parts to accept and which parts to reject.
    • Or this question: Can I use body wash to wash my hair?  
    • There isn't even unity among shias. You call non-twelver Shias heretics. Do you think you are ready to unity with Sunnis?
    • I suppose it all depends on the person. But yes, if someone took a literalist approach and did believe that the many strories of scripture were all true in a black and white way, and they simultaneously were consistent in believing all things they viewed as miracles, then yes they would believe both in the literal story of Adam and Eve, and the literal story of the virgin birth.