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What are the differences and the similarities between Arabic and English?



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* They're two different languages. * They also have different alphabets. The English alphabet has 26 letters while the Arabic alphabet has 28 letters.

* English is written/read from left to right while Arabic is written/read from right to left. * Some Arabic letters/sounds are not found in English: ح خ ص ض ط ظ ع غ ق

* The English sounds /p/ and /v/ are not found in Arabic. * The Arabic sentence may not contain a verb. * The usual word order in English is SVO (subject then verb then object), while the usual word order in Arabic is VSO. * Most words in Arabic have different forms for male/female and singular/plural.