9 Reasons to Learn Arabic║Lindsay Does Languages Video

if there's one thing that comes up again and again in the comments is requests for this very video so sever you ask it when you shall receive it here's nine reasons to learn Arabic other than assalam alaikum and Lindsay is me my Arabic is very limited that's why I got the lovely Meredith a polyglot language blogger applied linguist and Arabic speakers to help me out for this video should plan reason number why it's a little bit big Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world it's spoken by four hundred and twenty-two million people according to Wikipedia and a lot of those speakers speak Arabic as a second language or speaking dialect and then speed modern Standard Arabic as a second language so this means there's plenty of people to practice with and you don't have to worry about speaking every single word perfectly because of all those dialects going on yeah it also means there's plenty of material to learn from an Arabic is an important language for fostering understanding between Eastern and Western worlds with a high demand for Arabic speakers in the Western world and a relatively low supply some countries will even find you to learn the language how great is that have someone pay you to learn language reason number if man diglossia as I mentioned Arabic is just one language it's many dialects each with their own grammar quirks vocabulary and all sorts of goods individual stuff going on dialects generally aren't written so you have this really interesting contrast between the modern Standard Arabic if it's written and the spoken language of course this can be frustrating if you're studying foucha at school and then can't talk to your taxi driver in Jordan but at the same time it also means that you can just focus on learning to speak one particular dialect of Arabic if you wish speaking Arabic makes it much easier to travel across the Arab world to whether it's the pyramids - the world wonder of Petra and it's a must if you're planning on doing bartering in the 6r in number in Halawa the alphabet Meredith assures me that the alphabet is easy to learn do you agree she says ask I quote it's a few basic shapes that are shared and then have different amounts of dots coming above or below the shape to indicate a different letter okay so far so good it's an alphabet used by other languages too Farsi dari Pashto I do if you can read the Arabic script you can read these languages as well of course there are a few extra letters with each language and you won't necessarily know what you're reading but you will be able to actually read it which is a gray stuff and of course with Arabic be in the language of Islam there are plenty of Arabic words in these languages as well but coming back on up out of all that deep stuff and talking about this on a really superficial level Arabic is really pretty to look at a really interesting thing is that because it's mostly written in cursive the letters change shape if they're written at the start the end or in the middle of a word a reason number about the challenge it's pretty good that this one's reason number four because the US State Department gives Arabic a difficulty rating of four this means that it takes longer to become fluent in Arabic than other languages meaning that it's quite the challenge at this point you may be thinking challenge not for me but if you decide to take on the challenge of learning Arabic it shows that you are a pretty strong committed and ambitious language learner dropout rates are generally quite high so if you stick with it you would part of a pretty small group of people that's cool right but don't let any of this challenging stuff put you off because there are some really easy things about the language too for example there's no verb to be you can just say I hungry easy and the words tha doesn't change from masculine or feminine yes renumber hamza the root system three letters make up a roost that can become altered with other letters being put before or after it think of it like a cake and going around that root your eyes with different things to say what person did the thing or where the thing happened for example DRS is the route for studying madrasah is school and Davis ah is the verb to study KTB is the route from fighting kit Sabbath book Maccabees office mock Taba is library simple right if you know a root and the different patterns that go around this you can understand words that you've never seen before or even begin to invent your own roots are a common phenomenon in Semitic languages this includes languages such as Amharic from Ethiopia and even Hebrew in fact speaking of Hebrew there is some overlap between the two languages and the underlying structure is quite similar once you learn the grammar for one Semitic language it becomes easier for another think English and German plus with Arabic and Hebrew you have shared vocabulary both we'd right to left neither include short vowels and writing and numbers are mostly the same yeah yeah reason number sit there from all called film to famous Arabic singers have produced some of the world's most powerful balance and you'll also be able to learn some of the words - such as hmm remember I don't speak Arabic it hi babies and Kylie bkl bah eric has a few interesting sounds that you don't really find too often in other languages such as the iron and the glottal stop love me a good glottal stop better have a lot of double consonants and voiced consonants I love a consonant please Carol there are two DS two S's two patches one is hard and what is soft and they each have their own letter the dama is a diacritic mark that doubles letter is written above all of these interesting sounds make for a lot of fun when you're singing arabic songs meredith tells me that Egypt is the capital of Arabic music and they love a good music video too so that's a lots of fun stuff to watch and on top of that there's more traditional instruments such as the oude and of course belly dancing which that totally was not reason number so far colorful expressions Arabic speakers are famous for lots of colorful fun expressions that they use to decorate their speech again remembering on O speak Arabic I'm gonna give i'ma go Allah Masha Allah alhamdulillah miss Mina learning around ten of these at a time and throwing them into your speech when you feel them appropriate will make you feeling pretty confident and get you some good smiles from native speakers to reason number bomani a' habla espanol there are plenty of Arabic cognate words weird Spanish a really easy way to spot this is that most Spanish words beginning with al al are of Arabic origin this is all because of Arabs coming to Spain and ruling from the south in 700 to 1500 s so if you speak Spanish you already have a bunch of Arabic words under your belt and if you're thinking of learning Spanish later on maybe after learning Arabic then then we'll give you a pretty good heads up too and there's also some Arabic influence on English Arabic is the reason we have sherbert jars goals and algebra thanks I guess reason number t-star it gets easier the big struggles with Arabic are usually early on the alphabet all of the new pronunciation and the grammar however the more you progress the easier Arabic gets this can't be said for all languages for example French the more you learn the more you learners our new verb tense for that but with all of that tricky stuff coming relatively early on for Arabic in the words of Professor Brian Cox in the 90s things can only get better get better get better ah once again a huge shook LAN to Meredith for helping me out with the reasons for this video and you can follow her online links in the description below but what about you are you learning Arabic share your reasons why in the comments below and remember to subscribe you on youtube for regular language learning goodness I'll see you very soon shukran Allan maca [Music] you