past tense in Levantine

I’ve nearly finished the last installment of Pimseleur Eastern Arabic. I have learned a lot, but still cannot figure out how conjugate a verb in the past tense without being told the root of the verb. How does one do it?

For example, in English for weak verbs, one generally adds an ‘ed’ at the end of the verb to make it past tense. Is there a general rule for Levantine Arabic?

shookran jazeelan,


Hi Tarick,

My name is Patrick and I’ve been using this site now for a couple of months… I notice that your post is from Nov, so I hope your question has been answered by now… If not, I would recommend purchasing “The Levantine Arabic Essential Verb Pack,” from the site… I have a background in MSA, so when I moved to Jordan a few months ago, I had no idea how to do the Levantine conjugations… This verb pack helped me greatly and not only does it show a large number of verbs in the present and past tense, it also comes with an audio pronunciation of all the forms of each verb as well… Hope this info helps… Keep at it and good luck…