The Arabic language is spoken by 420 million across the world, in countries like Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, and dozens of others. Modern Standard Arabic is a descendant of Classical Arabic, a language from the 6th century. Its written alphabet is the Arabic alphabet, read from the right to the left, and made of 28 letters, including three long vowels. Like Hebrew and Amharic, Arabic is a Semitic language.


The modern written language (Modern Standard Arabic) is derived from the language of the Quran (known as Classical Arabic or Quranic Arabic). It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic, which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam.



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Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Quranic Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-Quranic era, especially in modern times.



Arabic has influenced many languages throughout its history, in particular through the diffusion of the Islamic culture and religion all over the continents. Some of the most influenced languages are PersianTurkishUrduKurdishBosnianKazakhBengaliHindiMalayMaldivianIndonesianPashtoPunjabiTagalogSindhi and Hausa and some languages in parts of Africa. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Many words of Arabic origin are also found in ancient languages like Latin and Greek. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and Portuguese owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Balkan languages, including Greek, Macedonian, Albanian, and Bosnian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic vocabulary through contact with Ottoman Turkish, strongly influenced by Arabic.


Arabic has also borrowed words from many languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Farsi, and Syriac in early centuries, Kurdish in medieval times and contemporary European languages in modern times, mostly English and French, also because of colonialism.

The Arabic writing is also used for artistic purposes in Arabic and Islamic calligraphy.

Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy.


ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Arabic in the following fields:

  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences



An Arabic Proverb:


أحضر الناس جوابا من لم يغضب
“The best answer will come from the person who is not angry.”


calm old man



ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Arabic:

German – Arabic

English – Arabic

French – Arabic

Turkish – Arabic

Italian – Arabic



ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Arabic.

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Arabic with us online!



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