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Somalia Market Listening_1 Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

In this post, I present the answers of the listening exercise on the news story on Somalia Market in Dubai. Transcription of the story: محال الذهب والقماش، مقاه وفنادق وشركات استيراد وتصدير تصطف جنبًا الى جنب في هذا السوق المكتظ المعروف بسوق الصومال. جميع الباعة وأصحاب المحال هنا من الجنسية الصومالية. هذا المشهد ليس في…

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Somalia Market Listening Posted by on Mar 26, 2017

Listen to the news story on Somalia Market in Dubai and answer the questions that follow.   You can use the vocabulary items provided to support your comprehension Answer the following questions in English: What sort of businesses you can find in Somalia Market? How is the market described? Where is the market located? What…

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Arabic Translation Exam-Answers Posted by on Mar 25, 2017

Marhaba! I hope you all enjoyed translating the 10 sentences in English to Arabic! I will plan to share more similar exercises that help you perfect your writing and reading skills. An important step in your learning journey is to be able to think, to the extent possible, in two languages interchangeably. This will be…

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Syrian Falafel Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

In a previous post, I presented the recipe for falafel, the Egyptian way. In this post, I present the recipe for Syrian falafel. The main difference is that Egyptian falafel is made with beans only, while Syrian falafel has a mixture of beans and chickpeas. Please find the recipes below and follow the useful video…

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Tanween [Nunation] in Arabic: Types, Meanings, and Assignment Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

tanween in Arabic: fatH-kasr-dhamm

In an earlier post, we learned that basic Arabic diacritical marks have linguistic values. So does the Arabic nunation, i.e. tanween تَنْوِيْن. Besides its distinct pronunciation, it has both grammar- and meaning-related values. There are three types of tanween: fatH ( ً  ), denoted by double fatHah kasr ( ٍ ), denoted by double kasrah…

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