Are you passionate about learning new languages? Are you planning to learn Arabic Alphabets?
You just made the right and an important decision in your life to learn how to write the Arabic Alphabet. You are going to be astonished on how quickly you’ll learn and grab the pace. The Arabic language is quite easy despite being perceived as one of the most difficult languages in the world.
The first lesson to learning Arabic Alphabet is to understand the basic characteristics of the Arabic writing system.
- There are 28 letters in the Arabic language.
- Arabic alphabets are written from right to left
- The alphabets in Arabic change their shape as per the word positioning
- Short vowels are not common in the Arabic language.
- Arabic is written in cursive style.
- There is only 1 basic shape for each of the 28 Arabic Alphabets
- Capitalisation is not found in Arabic Alphabets
Arabic makes use of the alphabets, not pictograms neither hieroglyph. Also, there are very limited shapes that you need to learn in Arabic that will make it easier for you to grab command on Arabic language as compared to other languages of the world.
By looking at the table below, you would be able to identify the names and shapes of all of the 28 Arabic alphabets. Just imagine if there would have been a line, the initial four letters of the Arabic Alphabet would have been sitting above the line while the rest of the next three letters would be hanging below the line.
Now, let’s us read the Arabic Alphabets starting from the very right side, which is pronounced as ‘Alif’ and is the first alphabet of the Arabic letter. At the same time, ‘Yayy’ is the last alphabet of the Arabic language.
How to Write Arabic Alphabets
· Right to Left Alignment
To write the Arabic alphabets easily, it is advisable to push the pen rather than pulling it to promote a natural hand movement. This is fairly difficult for right-handed people.
However, for the lefties, Arabic alphabet writing is specifically designed for you as you would never smudge the paper ever again. Yet, basic Arabic Alphabets remain the same for the lefties as well as the right-handed people. So, keep moving from one alphabet to another without any interruption or lifting the pen.
· Proper Style of Pen Handling
You could significantly improve your writing fluidity and fluency by holding the pen with your fingertips. This technique offers better command and improves control for finer details required for each Arabic Alphabet.
· Wrist Flexibility
This is something which no textbook is ever going to tell you. The flexibility of the wrist demands practice. The most basic movement for writing the Arabic alphabets is to make clockwise loops. Practice it daily. Try to make clockwise loops on a piece of paper every day from right to left.
Learning and writing Arabic alphabets is easy and depends on your commitment and dedication to learn a new language. As long as you have a passion, nothing can stop you from becoming a fluent Arabic speaker.