Days of the Week in Arabic: A Beginner’s Guide.

Learning a new language can be a challenging but rewarding experience. One of the first things you’ll want to learn when studying Arabic is the days of the week.

 Knowing the days of the week in Arabic will not only help you in your day-to-day interactions with Arabic speakers, but it will also deepen your understanding of Arab culture and traditions.

In this blog post, we will provide a beginner’s guide to the days of the week in Arabic, including pronunciation, origin, and usage.

 The days of the week in Arabic:

1.      الأحد (Al-Ahad) – Sunday:

This day is named after the Arabic word for “one” (واحد – waahid). In many Arabic-speaking countries, Sunday is the first day of the week.

2.      الإثنين (Al-Ethneen) – Monday:

This day is named after the Arabic word for “two” (اثنين – ithnaan). Monday is the second day of the week in many Arabic-speaking countries.

3.      الثلاثاء (AL-Thulaathaa’) – Tuesday:

 This day is named after the Arabic word for “three” (ثلاثة – thalatha). Tuesday is the third day of the week in many Arabic-speaking countries.

4.      الأربعاء (Al-Arbi3aa’) – Wednesday:

This day is named after the Arabic word for “four” (أربعة – arba’a). Wednesday is the fourth day of the week in many Arabic-speaking countries.

5.      الخميس (Al-Khamees) – Thursday:

This day is named after the Arabic word for “five” (خمسة – khamsa). Thursday is the fifth day of the week in many Arabic-speaking countries.

6.      الجمعة (AL-Jum3a) – Friday:

This day is named after the Arabic word for “congregating” or “gathering”or “meeting” (جمعة – jumu’ah). Friday is a special day for Muslims, who gather for congregational prayers at mosques around the world.

7.      السبت (AL-Sabt) – Saturday:

Saturday is the last day of the week in many Arabic-speaking countries.

It is essential to note that the Arabic week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday.

Days of the Arabic week summarized below:

Nu.Day (English)اليوم (Arabic)Pronunciation
 1.SundayالأحدAl-Ahad
 2.MondayالإثنينAl-Ethneen
 3.TuesdayالثلاثاءAL-Thulaathaa’
 4.WednesdayالأربعاءAl-Arbi3aa’
 5.ThursdayالخميسAl-Khamees
 6.FridayالجمعةAL-Jum3a
 7.SaturdayالسبتAL-Sabt
Days of the Week

Here are some words related to the week:

In Arabic language we have some words used to speak about the time, in the below table you will find some of these words and to speak them in Arabic language.

English TranslationArabic WordPronunciation
WeekأسبوعUsbuu
DayيومYawm
Yesterdayامبارح – أمسAms-Amberh
TodayاليومAl-yawm
Tomorrowبكرة – غدًاGhadan-Bokra
MorningصباحSabaaH
EveningمساءMasaa’
NightليلLayl
Weekendنهاية الأسبوعNihayat al-usbuu
This weekهذا الأسبوعhatha Al-usbuu
Last weekالأسبوع الماضيAl-usbuu al-maadi
Next weekالأسبوع القادمAl-usbuu al-qaadim
MonthشهرShahr
YearسنةSana
CalendarتقويمTaqwiim

Learning these words can help beginners better understand and talk about the days of the week in Arabic.

Examples of the days of the week in Arabic:

1.      What is today? – “ما هو اليوم؟” (Ma huwa al-yawm?)

Today is Monday. – “اليوم الإثنين” (al-yawm Al-Ethneen).

2.      What is tomorrow? – “ما هو غدًا؟” (Ma huwa ghadan?)

Tomorrow is Tuesday. – “غدًا الثلاثاء” (Ghadan AL-Thulaathaa’).

3.      What is yesterday? – “ما هو الأمس؟” (Ma huwa Al-ams?)

Yesterday is Sunday.-“الأمس الأحد” (Al-ams Al-ahad).


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FAQs:

a)      What other beginner-level topics in Arabic would you recommend learning?

 

  1. Greetings.
  2. Introducing yourself.
  3. Numbers
  4. Family members.
  5. Colors and basic vocabulary.
  6. Basic grammar.
  7. Arabic Adjectives

b)      Are there any differences in how the days of the week are written or pronounced in different Arabic-speaking countries?

Yes, there may be some differences in how the days of the week are written or pronounced in different Arabic-speaking countries or regions. While the names of the days themselves are generally the same across the Arab world, there may be variations in pronunciation or spelling based on dialect, accent, or local traditions.

c)      How can I remember the days of the week in Arabic more easily?

  • Repetition:

One of the most effective ways to remember the days of the week is to repeat them regularly. Try saying the names of the days out loud every day, or writing them out in a notebook to help reinforce the spelling and pronunciation.

  • Use media:

Listen to Arabic songs or watch Arabic videos that use the days of the week. This will help you become more familiar with the pronunciation and usage.

Summary

Learning the days of the week in Arabic is an important first step for anyone studying the language.

Understanding the meaning and significance behind each day can deepen your understanding of Arab culture and traditions.

By using the tips and resources provided in this blog post, you can begin to master the days of the week in Arabic and take your language skills to the next level. Happy learning!


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