On World Arabic Language Day, it’s time to start learning the most ancient language of the Far East. If you have been putting off your dream, join people from all over the world on this date. It’s easier than you think!
The Arabic Language is called the treasure of world civilization. According to some data, there are about 350 million of its carriers on the planet. He greatly influenced European culture, music – now it is impossible to imagine the world without him. In addition, the Holy Quran and the works of ancient scientists are written in Arabic. It is official in 24 countries of the planet and one of the 6 UN languages.
Arabic writing came with the development of the Nabataean script. The people lived on the Sinai Peninsula in 500 BC. The Nabataeans zealously studied the Aramaic script, and later created the Arabic script on its basis. In the 7th century, during the writing of the Qur’an, the language became of particular importance.
Experts assure that language learning is very easy. The most important thing is to learn how to hear sounds correctly and pronounce them correctly. Surprisingly, the writing here is fully consistent with the sound. Even unfamiliar words are written easier than ever, if you listen to the word well.
Amazing moments about the Arabic language:
- write from right to left, with the exception of numbers – they are drawn up in the usual way;
- has 5 groups of dialects, the most famous of them is Egyptian;
- includes a minimum number of borrowed English words;
- prohibits wrapping words to the next line – as a rule, they are stretched to the end of the sentence.
How to celebrate
Start a new hobby at World Arabic Language Day! You can contact a specialist or start studying on your own. Tell your friends about your intentions, perhaps you will find like-minded people. Not planning to go deep, but want to celebrate a holiday? Learn a few words in Arabic!
When is Arabic Language Day celebrated in 2022?
Arabic Language Day is observed on December 18 each year.