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When I look for a simple word in an Arabic dictionary, it gives me 20 different verbs

This question makes a number of questionable assumptions: It assumes that "[to] have" is a "simple word". It isn't. When you look up "have" in a learner's dictionary such as the Oxford Advanced ...
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What kind of Arabic is most commonly spoken in Qatar?

The variant of Arabic you are looking for appears to be Gulf Arabic, which is spoken "around the coasts of the Persian Gulf in Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, eastern Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, ...
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Where can I find Arabic grammar exercises?

First, you're referring to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Second, there is this famous FSI Arabic Course. It is quite comprehensive over several volumes. Here are some grammar books with exercises: ...
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Which version of the Arabic keyboard on Windows 10 is most like Modern Standard Arabic?

It doesn't matter which keyboard type you use the main difference is the latin layout: azerty, qwerty or qwertz. In all cases all Arabic letters and diacritics would be present on the Keyboard in any ...
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Is there a dictionary for Transliterated Arabic?

If it is about translating words from transliterated arabic, this "fuzzy arabic dictionary" is quite good. It is also able to tell you that "lahu" is probably "لَهُ" and means something like "to or ...
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How can I learn to read and write Spanish in Aljamiado (Arabic) characters?

What I can recommend is Glosario de voces ibéricas y latinas usadas entre los mozárabes by Don Francisco Javier Simonet. Although it focuses on Mozarabic rather than [Old] Spanish, it has a lot of ...
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Are there any online Arabic dictionaries that include diacritics for pronunciation?

Reverso (diacritics and romanization, including of conjugations) Wiktionary (diacritics and romanization, including of conjugations) Dict (diacritics and romanization) Bab.la (diacritics and ...
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Way to learn Persian (Perso-Arabic) alphabet

I'm answering your question based on the Arabic alphabet! You should try to learn the letters based on their position in a word! Learning a couple of words might help for the start, but isn't a good ...
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Seeking an Arabic dictionary with colloquialisms

There is no such complete dictionary because there are more than 20 dialects of the Arabic language. Every Arabic country has its own dialect. In addition, there is a way (it doesn't always work) to ...
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What are the most effective ways for a beginner to learn Arabic for reading the Qur'an?

I am a non Arabic speaking person from India and have learned Quranic Arabic around 20 year ago. I will tell you from my personal experience. I took around 2 years for learning complete Quran. I had ...
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What are the most effective ways for a beginner to learn Arabic for reading the Qur'an?

If you have an Android device, you might want to use this app, which has very positive reviews. It claims to start from the basics of beginning Arabic to more advanced concepts to help you better read ...
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Which spoken Arabic dialect is the most understandable across the entire Arabic-speaking population?

There is few dialects are well understood in most Arabic speaking countries, Egyptian is not the only one. There is also the Syrian dialect (Lebanese and Jordanian are so close/similar). Egyptian ...
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How can I improve my Arabic accent?

If your main focus is on accent reduction, then one method would be to listen to native speakers and attempt to reproduce what they are saying. If you don't have anyone you can talk to in Arabic, ...
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Which Arabic dialect is most similar to Modern Standard?

According to two scientific papers, Palestinian Arabic (a dialect of Levantine Arabic) is the closest to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA): Harrat S., Meftouh K., Abbas M., Jamoussi S., Saad M., Smaili K. ...
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Short poem in Arabic

Here is a poem that is irreligious but not classic per say. This poem is good for beginners; they taught us this in grade 2 at the Libyan school. Basic knowledge of the Arabic language is required to ...
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Seeking an Arabic dictionary with colloquialisms

What you posted (انا بحكي) isn't colloquial Arabic it is more or less a dialect which is more or less wide spread in countries like Syria, Egypt and middle east one would easily understand and use ...
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Which version of the Arabic keyboard on Windows 10 is most like Modern Standard Arabic?

I don't think there's a difference in keyboards. There are maybe differences in word usage (but even though Arabic is my L1, I don't know of any). Dialects are another story since they're almost ...
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impredictable arabic broken plurals and verbal nouns (مصدر) from form I

As included in their definition, "broken plurals" in arabic are irregular. As a consequence, no single rule can allow you to master them. What's more, they sometimes differ so much from the singular ...
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Which spoken Arabic dialect is the most understandable across the entire Arabic-speaking population?

Others have already mentioned Egyptian due to its media and cinema. Definitely the most widely understood dialect (reciprocal comprehension is something else). The situation is definitely changing ...
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Practical guide for teaching a language for someone with no teaching experience

Strictly speaking, the idea behind the concept of language exchange is not that you teach! Doing a language exchange assumes—in your case—that you have at least a basic knowledge of Arabic and that ...
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Are there any interactive language learning resources for Levantine Arabic?

Arabic is somewhat different from Spanish. Arabic has diglossia. Everyone writes in a standardized way - Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). But they speak differently. Differences between Levantine ...
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When I look for a simple word in an Arabic dictionary, it gives me 20 different verbs

Your issue starts with the dictionary you use as it seems, as instead of trying to explain the actual meaning it pretends to propose many synonyms which actually are not, as they may only apply in a ...
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When I look for a simple word in an Arabic dictionary, it gives me 20 different verbs

If you are translating to have in order to learn conjugation then you do not need to do it. Conjugation doesn't work in Arabic as it does in English. there is no such thing as auxiliaries, not as they ...
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Learning Arabic pronunciation with Franco-Arabic (chat alphabet)

Disclaimer, I am not an expert in Arabic literature, but being from Lebanon, Arabic is my mother tongue. So this is only from experience. Yes, knowing how to read the Arabic alphabet can help you ...
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Seeking Egyptian Arabic dictionary with sort of most common single words top down style

The Swadesh List for Egyptian Arabic is probably too short since it contains only 207 words, but other resources for Egyptian Arabic are heard to find. There are a few resources for Arabic in general ...
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Free resources for learning Arabic from English or Urdu

For a start, it makes perfect sense to seek out free resources to learn Arabic. Hope you already made up your mind on what variant of Arabic you want to learn. Whatever the case may be, though, Modern ...
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Do Arabic and Hebrew use the same gender for corresponding nouns?

This is not an answer, But maybe this could spark activity. As a native Arabic speaker who is studying Hebrew, I have noticed that the majority of nouns I have come across in Hebrew are, weirdly ...
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Tools for Romanization of Arabic

The best tool for this is Google Translate. For example, with some random text from Wikipedia: As you can see, it provides a Romanized representation of the text I input right below it.
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Of the following which would you consider the most common Arabic form of language used

ar-EG Arabic (Egypt) The Egyptian dialect is the most common for two reasons. First, it's the largest Arabic-speaking country in the world. Second, it's the main producer of Arabic language ...
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Which Arabic dialect is most similar to Modern Standard?

The Arabs are concerned about the dialect closest to the classical Arabic language between the Arab countries and their peoples, but according to the linguists there is no confirmed fact and what is ...
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