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Lesson 10

Arabic vocabulary is traditionally divided into three categories: verbs, nouns, and particles. Particles are words or parts of words like prepositions, conjunctions, the definite article, question words, and other “function” elements. Verbs and nouns form the major categories, which include the great majority of words in the language. All verbs and nouns derive from roots of three-or, less commonly, four-letter roots.