Learning and Speaking Arabic

Transcript

(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

"I try to learn the casual greetings. The 'hello,' the 'goodbye,' 'good morning,' 'good day,' 'good afternoon.' It’s a very hard language to learn, very guttural, and very complicated. You can’t read Arabic like you can some of the other languages and understand the words, so it’s difficult. But they do appreciate it if you give them common greetings and courtesies in Arabic."

In this video, a military service member discusses the Arabic language.