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The Present Tense
You have seen Arabic words like (‘a’kul = I eat – ‘ashrab= I drink – ‘adrus= I study)
These words are Arabic Verbs in present tense. As if you said: (I eat) it’s equal to (I am eating) in Arabic. Also (‘ashrab) it means: (I drink/or: I am drinking). As Arabic has just one present tense.
In Arabic; the verb itself has the subject. As it’s expressed in a prefix = (letter at the beginning)/ or a prefix and a suffix = (letter at the end).
This means that, all verbs in the Arabic language are regular! You don’t need to change the root of the verb at any tense (past, present and future).
So, to express (I eat/ or I’m eating): (‘anaa ‘a’kul), you can simply say: (‘a’kul) without a pronoun, as the verb itself tells about it.
Feel free to navigate through the attached PDF file in here and use them to learn more about Arabic verbs in present tense