Arabic conjunctions


Definition: Arabic conjunctions are indeclinable words used in a sentence to join together the different parts of speech. They serve to connect words and sentences, and to express their relation to each other. Arabic writing has been characterized as syndetic, that is, as using conjunctions to link discourse elements.

The following table shows a complete list of the most common conjunctions:

English Arabic
either…or إما
so that, in order to لكي
but بل
if إذا
since منذ
when, since عند
and و
or أو
as soon as حالما
although, even if رغم أن
whatever أيا كان
while في حين
without بدون
after بعد
wherever أينما
however, as لكن

Examples:

  • You must learn Arabic in order to visit Middle East.
  • يجب أن تعلم اللغة العربية لزيارة الشرق الأوسط.

  • Peter can listen to music after to finish his homework.
  • بيتر يمكن الاستماع إلى الموسيقى بعد لإنهاء واجبه المنزلي.

  • She cannot live without chocolate.
  • انها لا تستطيع العيش من دون شوكولاتة .

  • His uncle was watching this movie since you arrived.
  • وكان عمه مشاهدة هذا الفيلم منذ وصولك .

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