Lesson 87 – الدَّرْسُ السَّابِعُ والثَّمانون

The conditional sentence - جُمْلَة الشَّرطِ

Introduction - مُقَدِّمَةٌ

  • This is lesson eighty seven of our free Arabic language course. This Arabic course with images and audios will help you learn Arabic.
  • We studied the Arabic conditional articles in lesson 49, and we learnt that the conditional structure consists of three parts as follows (for revision purpose, and please read from right to left):

Components of conditional structure


جواب الشرط

فعل الشرط

أداة الشرط


The answer to the condition

The verb of condition

The conditional article







You will succeed

You study


  • We also learnt in lesson 49 that there are numerous conditional articles. Some of them are considered nouns, and others are considered particles (letters). We also learnt that some of those articles put the present verb in the jussive case, while only two of them (إذا - لَوْ) do not affect the present verb.
  • In this lesson we will study the other two parts of the conditional structure which are the conditional verbفِعْل الشَّرْط  and the answer to the condition جَواب الشَّرْط In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing).
  • We will also learn the types of the answer to the condition, and the cases in which the answer is preceded with the letter (فَ fa) of the answer