Subscribe
Subscribe to receive updates for new Arabic lessons, videos, articles. Updates are sent maximum once weekly, normally once a month.
Madinah Arabic Learn Arabic Online
Learn Arabic Online

Lesson 82 – الدَّرْسُ الثَّاني والثَّمانون

The vocative - الـنِّــدَاءُ

Introduction - مُقَدِّمَةٌ

  • In this lesson we will study a new Arabic style which is the vocative style أُسْلُوبُ النِّدَاءِ, In-Shaa’-Allaah (God willing).
  • The vocative النِّداءُ means calling someone. The Arabic term is derived from the verb (نادَى/يُنَادِي) which means to call, while (النِّداءُ) is the general noun of this verb.
  • The vocative in English and many other languages is not a big grammatical topic; there is no vocative particle, no special forms or declension changes, rather it is formed simply by mentioning the name of the called person before a comma, and saying it with a special intonation. In Arabic the matter is completely different, i.e. there are some vocative particles, and there are some cases of declension according to the type of the called noun.
  • The vocative means to send an invitation to the spoken-to to warn him to pay attention to what the speaker wants to say.
  • In this lesson we will learn the vocative particles, the types of called noun, and how do we call the definite nouns as (الرَّجُلُ), the pronoun as (أَنْتَ), or the noun attached to the (yā’) of the speaker as (صَدِيقِي).
  • We will also learn different styles related to the vocative as: the style of asking help (الاسْتِغاثَةُ) and the style of the lamentation (النَّدبَةُ), In-Shaa’-Allaah (God willing).

 

  • Quick Links
  • Arabic Tuition
    Madinah Arabic Tuition Center
    Arabic Tuition over Skype from www.madinaharabic.net. Learn Modern Standard Arabic, Business Arabic, Classical–Qu’ranic and Tajweed. Get A Free Trial!
    Please note that www.madinaharabic.com 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 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