salam alaikum everyone,
hope you’re all well.
If you’ve read Get Fluent In Arabic you’ll know why I stress you make sentences with any new vocabulary.among the many listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises it contains.
But there’s one problem.
Disciplining yourself to making sentences can be repetitive and boring.
How do you make it interesting?
How do you continue to discipline yourself to an exercise which you could carry on doing week in week out?
Simple make the sentences interesting relevant to your life.
When I learned the verb ترك taraka which means to leave something. I used it in the following context.
ضرب محمد زيدا و تركه ميتا daraba Muhammed zaydun wa tarakahu mayitun
Muhammed hit zayd and left him dead.
Interesting and cool I can’t forget that verb and how to use it in a sentence.
لا يزال عازبا la yazal aazibun
He’s still single.
This was in response to my tajweed teacher who asked me for a suitable groom to which I pointed to my friend he’s. still single.
Speaking and writing are productive skills as explained in the language quadrant section of my book Get Fluent In Arabic.
Whenever you have to speak and write Arabic to save yourself from using the same language again and again experiment and use the language related to everyday subjects you have an interest in.
It could be marriage. I wrote a short story as part of my homework. A guy married a beautiful woman.
On the wedding night he kept on saying mashallah mashallah as he continued to look and admire her beauty.
The story ended like this عندما وضع ألنظرة وجدها متوحشا andama wada annazaratu wajadaha matuwahishun when he put on glasses he found her like a beast. (It’s funny)
Anyway use your speaking and writing skills in subjects that interest you.
Could be health, finance, jobs career this will help you to get out of the monotony of using the same style phrases.
The point is you’ll likely stop learning once Arabic becomes boring. That’s one reason why people do group classes as opposed to one to one sessions as it tends to be less boring.
Thank you for reading this blog 🙂