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Welcome to the Standard Arabic learning page!

You will find below many free resources to learn and practice this language.

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Facts about Standard Arabic[edit | edit source]

Standard Arabic is taught throughout the Arab world in formal education. It differs significantly from many varieties of Arabic that are commonly spoken as mother tongues.

There are 25 countries that claim Arabic as an official or co-official language: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): arb
  • Autonyms (how to write "Standard Arabic" in Standard Arabic): العربية القياسية
  • Other names for "Standard Arabic": Al-’Arabiyya, Literary Arabic

Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Hawramani-Shamela: online search in 50 Arabic dictionaries, from 7th to 20th century (Shamela Project)

Reverso: Arabic-English dictionary & words in context

Lingea: Arabic-English dictionary & multilingual

Lisaan Masry: Egyptian Arabic-English (Arabic & Latin alphabet) Lisān al-ʿarab لسان العرب (The tongue of the Arabs) by Ibn Manzūr (13th)


Al-qāmūs al-muḥīṭ القاموس المحيط (The surrounding ocean) by Al-Firuzabadi (14th)

Bilingual visual dictionary Arabic-English (2009)

Arabic English thematic lexicon by Daniel Newman (2007)

Oxford-Duden pictorial English dictionary by Moustafa Gabr (2003)

Glossary of islamic terms by Anwer Mahmoud Zanaty (2006)

Dictionary of modern written Arabic, Arabic-English, by Hans Wehr (1979)

Al-Mawrid, Modern Arabic-English dictionary, by Rohi Baalbaki, Lebanon (1995)

Free Standard Arabic Lessons[edit | edit source]

Language Exchange[edit | edit source]

Forum[edit | edit source]

Tools[edit | edit source]

Marketplace[edit | edit source]

Arabic Online Virtual Keyboard[edit | edit source]

Last Lessons[edit | edit source]

Yemen TimelineWestern Sahara TimelineUnited Arab Emirates TimelineTunisia TimelineSyria TimelineSudan TimelineLeisure activitiesPopular Arabic sportsArabic beauty and cosmeticsTraditional Arabic dressArabic TVArabic cinemaCompound nouns in ArabicCommon Arabic adjectivesDifferences from English relative clausesDifferences from the active voiceFormation and usageThird conditional and mixed conditionalsFirst and second conditionalTalking about the weatherBasic weather vocabularyArabic art and architectureHistory of Arabic calligraphyArabic poetryClassical Arabic literatureShopping vocabularyMoney vocabularyAsking for directionsPublic transportationFormation and placement


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