Adverbs of time

Arabic adverbs of time – learn most common adverbs

Arabic adverbs of time is something every beginner should learn as soon as possible. They help us to determine when and how frequently an action happens.

Adverb of time in Arabic is called ظرف الزمان [dharf az-zamaan]. Words such as yesterday, tomorrow, always are examples of adverbs of time. Today you are going to learn how to say these words in Arabic.

In our list of Arabic adverbs of time we have included around 30 most common adverbs, that you will surely use/hear in everyday speech, even if you are still a beginner.

At the end of this lesson test what you have learned with our Arabic Vocabulary Quiz.

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Examples of Arabic adverbs of time

Learn how to say today, yesterday, often, usually and more with our Arabic Vocabulary List. There is a simplified pronunciation written for each Arabic word.

If you don’t know the Arabic alphabet yet check our post Arabic alphabet – All you need to know to write in Arabic

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Nowالآنal-aan
Laterفيما بَعْدfiimaa ba3d
Todayاليَوْمal-yawm
Tonightاللَّيْلَةal-layla
Tomorrowغَدًاghadan
Yesterdayأَمْسams
Day after tomorrowبَعْدَ غَدِِba3da ghadin
Dailyيَوْمِيّاyawmiyyan
Weeklyأُسْبوعيّاusbuu3iyyan
Monthlyشَهْريّاshahriyyan
Annuallyسَنَويّاsanawiyyan
Usuallyعادَةً3aadatan
Oftenغالِبًاghaaliban
SometimesأَحْيانًاaHyaanan
Rarelyنادِرًاnaadiran
Neverأَبَدًاabadan
Foreverإلى الأَبَدilal-abad
Alwaysدائِمًاdaa’iman
In the morningصَباحًاSabaaHan
In the afternoonعَشِيّةً3ashiyyatan
In the eveningمَساءً masaa’an
At nightليلًاlaylan
Lateمُتَأَخِّرًاmuta’akhkhiran
Earlyمُبَكِّرًاmubakkiran
Recentlyمُؤَخَّرًاmu’akhkharan
Stillلا يَزالlaa yazaal
Already/ previouslyسابِقًاsaabiqan
Yetبَعْدba3d
Not yetلَيْسَ بَعْدlaysa ba3d
Soonقَريبًاqariiban
Immediatelyفَوْرًاfawran
Thenثُمَّthumma
CurrentlyحالِيّاHaaliyyan
Since/agoمُنْذُmundhu
Frequentlyدَوْرِيّاdawriyyan

Other Vocabulary related to time: months, days of the week, seasons.

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Arabic adverbs of time

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