Arabic Language Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, December 18th. There are until the next observance.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at learning Arabic, December 18 is the day to do it. Arabic is a millennium-old language that evolved from the Proto-Semitic languages of the ancient Middle East. It is now spoken by about 400 million people in 25 nations.

📆 When is Arabic Language Day?

This year, Arabic Language Day is on December 18th. It is the 3rd Sunday in December; in 2023, it is on Monday.

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Did you know: Instead, quotation marks are utilized to add emphasis.

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📜 History of Arabic Language Day

The Qur’an, Islam’s sacred book, provides the majority of our knowledge of Classical Arabic. The text is the first important record of the written Arabic language and gives vital insight into its structure. Over a billion Muslims today learn Arabic in order to read the Qur’an in its original language.

Arabic, like other Semitic languages, is written from right to left and features several sounds not found in English or other languages. The lovely “alphabet” of Arabic isn’t really an alphabet, at least not in the phonetic sense we’re used to. Each sign in the abjad writing system represents a consonant, with accents representing vowel sounds. Instead of capital letters, quote marks are used to add emphasis.

The majority of words are derived from a fundamental, thematically related root. For example, all words connected to writing have the letters “k, t, b,” enhanced with extra word elements. By researching a word’s origin, you may learn about its category in the world.

Even though most English speakers might find it hard to learn Arabic, Arabic is the source of many important and useful English words, such as algebra, alcohol, coffee, loofah, tariff, cotton, and many more.

Arabic was made one of the six official UN languages on December 18, 1993, because of how important it is and how widely it is used around the world.

☑️ Arabic Language Day facts

Arabic has hundreds of words for “camel”
These include “a camel frightened of anything” and “a female camel that walks ahead of other camels.”

Arabic is written right to left
Arabic script, like all other Semitic languages, is written right to left.

Arabic is only written in cursive
In both written and typed Arabic, Arabic letters always relate to one another. There is no such thing as a “print” type.

Things to do on Arabic Language Day

Learn a few Arabic words
Learn some basic Arabic words and phrases by using a language app. Begin with easy greetings and small chat phrases to practice conversing with a buddy.

Practice with an Arabic-speaking friend
Once you’ve mastered a few words, practice them with an Arabic-speaking acquaintance.

Read some Arabic poetry
Some of the world’s finest poets speak (and write) Arabic, which has been dubbed “the language of poetry.”

📅 Arabic Language Day Observances

2023 December 18 Monday
2024 December 18 Wednesday
2025 December 18 Thursday
2026 December 18 Friday
2027 December 18 Saturday

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