From time to time we would like to contact you with updates for new Arabic lessons, videos, articles, quizzes from or other offers and updates from our Arabic Tuition Center. Please use the form below to subscribe to these updates. You wouldn't be subscribed until you confirm your subscription first by clicking a button in the subscription email we will send you.

Lesson 21 - اَلدَّرْسُ الْحَادِي وَالْعِشْرُون

The Un-Nunated Nouns - اَلأَسْمَاءُ غَيْرُ الْمُنَوَّنَةِ

  • In this lesson, we will learn about the words which do not have Tanwīn .i.e., the double vowel sign on the last letter, In-Shā’-Allâh.
  • In Arabic language most of the nouns and adjectives have Tanwīn. However there are certain cases when the Tanwīn is omitted, these include:
  • Let’s review some examples to revise these rules:



Reason for un-nunation (removal of Tanwīn)

Arabic lesson image

The big book

'Book' is annexed with the definite article

اَلْكِتَابُ الْكَبِيرُ lesson image

The book of Arabic Language

Possessive Expression

كِتَابُ اللُّغَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّةِ lesson image

The husband is in the field

Annexed to the definite article

فِي الْمَزْرَعَةِ زَوْجٌ. lesson image

Oh Waheed where did you go?

Preceded by Vocative Article

يَا وَحِيدُ أَيْنَ ذَهَبْتَ؟ lesson image

He is the Dean of the University

Possessive Expression

هُوَ عَمِيدُ الْجَامِعَةِ. lesson image

Oh girls, where is the food?

Preceded by Vocative Article

يَا بَنَاتُ، أَيْنَ الطََّعَامُ؟

  • Quick Links
  • Arabic Tuition
    Madinah Arabic Tuition Center
    Arabic Tuition over Skype from Learn Modern Standard Arabic, Business Arabic, Classical–Qu’ranic and Tajweed. Get A Free Trial!
    Please note that continues to be a free resource and the new Tuition Centre is for those seeking 1-to-1 tuition over Skype with one of our qualified native Arabic tutors.
  • Learn Arabic Alphabet
    This video teaches you how each Arabic letter is written and pronounced along with an illustration of a word using that letter and guides on pronunciation.
  • MadinahArabic iPhone App
    iMadinahArabic for iPhone app is the iPhone version of the lessons located at MadinahArabic website.
    MadinahArabic iPhone App
  • Madinaharabic Translation Center