There are precisely 17,651 unique Arabic words and 1,736 Arabic word roots and 62 Arabic words without roots.
Read~Verse based its powerful Arabic learning database on the most widely consulted book
in the Middle East, The Koran, said by scholars to be the complete, technical source for
Arabic language. As with the King James version of the Bible and its influence on English, the Koran is a treasury of Arabic literature that has kept the Arabic language alive and vibrant. With this dynamically rich resource we are able to offer students online, through the Internet, an abundant Arabic vocabulary list of over 17, 000 words
(the average person's vocabulary is in the range of 5000 words) with sentences that
illustrate the usage of these words. In addition the database includes Arabic word roots
for over17,000 words, making it the largest offering of Arabic word roots on the Internet.
Read~Verse has several search engines that can help students to easily and quickly find correct information. In addition, a translation task to one or many of your students can be assigned to critique the translations of 4 different authors against the Arabic text. You can have up to 6236 unique critiquing tests for your students. This unique teaching tool with its huge database was designed to provide Arabic instructors with a very large volume of materials for testing the competence of Arabic learning students at any level. Again, the database is based on the Koran, which we consider the ultimate Arabic language testing document. Students who proficiently translate a verse from the Koran to English can be said to have a command of the Arabic language.
These are the current search engines:
One word: Search the entire Koran Database in Arabic by one word
using Arabic Abacus (Arabic / English Internet notepad).
You can type an Arabic word like
and the system will return back 2811 unique lines
Two words: Search the entire Quran database in Arabic by two words
using Arabic Abacus. If the result of the search is very large - it
can be up to 2811 lines -
you can type two words and then the system
will return only 2 lines. This feature helps you and your staff to reduce
the search time dramatically by narrowing the number of returned results.
If you type
the system will return only 2 lines.
Chapter and section (Translation): This is an example for helping students critique the translation from Arabic to English.
Topic: Search the entire Quran database in Arabic or English for a certain subject. The subject search engine, still under construction, will include subjects like: Democracy, Justice, Peace, Jihad, Family, Marriage, etc. Dr. Fathi Osman, a renowned Islamic Scholar who has written and published numerous Islamic text books, has graciously granted us the authority to use one of them. Our website search subject engine will be based on his book: "Concepts of the Quran, a Topical Reading", MVI Publications, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.
Audio: This is an example of helping
students to listen, read, write and speak Arabic sentences.
Students are taught the proper enunciation of certain Arabic
sentences, words, and syllables. A student can click on a
certain image and the system will play the sound associated
with that image. Students can then take exams and send the
results directly to their teachers. Students can listen to
a sound that is associated with a sentence, word, or a syllable
to measure the competent level of Arabic sound recognition.
Each time a student clicks on the "next sound" button,
a sound will randomly play, requiring the student to click
on the image (sentence, word, on syllable) that matches the sound.
Instructors may attach their own audio materials via Read~Verse
Sun letters: This URL shows students the Arabic Sun group
letters. Arabic letters are divided into two groups, Sun group letters and
Moon group letters. Arabic speaking people need to know each group.
Lack of this knowledge will cause problems in understanding a person who
may, for example, say a word like "at" when he meant "ate".
classical Arabic enunciation:
This URL helps students to hear and practice the classical Arabic enunciation of a set of words.