IS THE ARABIC LANGUAGE AS DIFFICULT AS PEOPLE THINK?
Usually, Americans are amazed when they hear that I am absolutely fluent in the Arabic language. People tend to think that Arabic is very difficult language. It is a common misconception. I can honestly tell you that I learned Arabic grammar in three months. I was visiting Arabic course three days a week and the length of each lesson was nearly one hour. So it took me thirty-six hours to learn the Arabic grammar. If you study Chinese or German, you will definitely need much more time to learn these sophisticated languages. For me, the German language is more difficult than the Arabic language. Arabic has a very simple grammatical construction and it cannot be compared with the German language which has dozens of different rules. I don’t tell you that I became fluent in Arabic in three months. No, in three months I became perfect in Arabic grammar. It took me one month to start fully understand Arabic texts. All of you may have the same success. It is important to believe in your talents and intellectual potential.
The Arabic language is one of the most beautifully sounding languages in the world. It is very tender and accurate language. There are many reasons why you should learn the Arabic language. First of all, knowing Arabic opens new opportunities for your career. Some of the Arabic countries have leading positions in the world economy. These countries are United Arabic Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrein, Oman, and Kuwait. These are the richest Arabic countries in the world. Being fluent in Arabic will let you conversate with Arab businessmen in their native language. All Arabs speak English but when they hear some words in their native language, it adds you some benefits and advantages. I am a business- oriented person and I prefer making business rather than working for someone, but if you want to have a full-time job in some of the Arabian countries, knowing the Arabic language will increase your monthly salary to 20%. Arabic-speaking foreign specialists are highly appreciated in these prospering regions. Apart from these significant benefits and advantages, you will enjoy the amazing beauty of this awesome language.
Is Arabic as difficult as people consider it to be? Well, I agree that it can be difficult for western people. There are some sounds in Arabic that are very difficult to be pronounced correctly. This may be very difficult for learners. Pronunciation is the most sophisticated factor of the Arabic language. You can easily understand and learn its grammar construction because it is very easy. Arabic grammar rules are much easier that English, French, Russian or Spanish grammatical rules. So it will be very easy for everyone to learn it in a short period of time. However, there are nearly four or five letters which will require your significant exercises and efforts to be pronounced correctly. Thus, the Arabic language is one of the easiest languages in the world and almost everyone can learn it in a short period of time.