Good App My friend (a native Arabic speaker) says what they teach in this app is not correct but I really liked the app's approach to teaching the alphabet. I have had Arabic language classes, too, and I actually thought this app helped me remember better than the teacher did. So it might not be all correct, but it is good enough for English speakers to get started with Arabic. Also, I really liked the two pronunciations, so you can hear - at a very early stage - how different Arabic sounds in different countries.
doesn't seem right As a complete novice in the Arabic language (period),I found trying to learn through this app to be like trying to solve a confusing jig saw puzzle. The way the information is put together is confusing and leads to more questions. The audio examples only add to the confusion. Instead of using modern standard Arabic, they use Arabic from only 2 countries in particular (Syria and Iraq)for the same example. I found this app great for Russian, but terrible for Arabic.
Perfect If you want to learn the arabic alphabet this is the app for you. You get to hear different pronouciations of the letters, which is really great because arabic is such a big language so it's bound to have some significant regional differences in pronounciation. It also teaches you to recognize the letters from every position in a word which many other apps don't. If you learn a lot from reading, this app is perfect for you because it mixes reading about the letters and quizzing you about it. Just amazing.
Shows potential This app is reasonably good. My only grievance is that it often crashes when I first start it and it doesn't show what part of the letter is above or below the line as you learn. Still very good for learning the pronunciation, names and how to write, just isn't quite an all-in-one package
I have tried to learn the Arabic alphabet, I never could figure out what sounds the marks above or below produced this app has made me learn how to make the sounds as well as read and write them....many thanks for my success!
Great It has helpful explanations that other apps don't have, about how letters combine in words, how diacritical marks work, helpful ways to remember letters, and of course quizzes. There's probably even more good stuff I haven't gotten to yet.