Explore the Arabic language

Find thousands of translations from Arabic into and out of English on the Oxford Dictionaries site, and visit our blog to learn more about Arabic language and culture.

Why learn Arabic?
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Why learn Arabic?


To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary (in print and online), the Chief Editor, Tressy Arts, explains…

Learn the Arabic alphabet

Here you can learn how to write and pronounce the Arabic letters.

The vocalization of the Arabic language

All Arabic is fully vocalized, according to the following rules...

What are some Arabic words in English?
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Which everyday English words came from Arabic?


To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary, we're taking a look at Arabic words in English, or, really,…

What are the Arabic cases?

Learn about the nominative, genitive, and accusative Arabic cases.

Is Arabic a single language?

We take a look at the language situation in the Arabic-speaking world.

Quote of the week

“No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.”

Bertrand Russell


British philosopher and mathematician

Arabic words
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Fun with words or why I love Arabic


‘Somebody once said that every Arabic word means itself, its opposite or a camel.’  The professor I was trying to impress…

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5 things you can do with the Historical Thesaurus of the OED


The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a unique resource charting the semantic development of the huge and varied vocabulary…

How to use Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic

How do I search in Arabic? Find out here.