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Untranslatable Phrases in Colloquial Egyptian Arabic: The Egyptian Man (Part 1) Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Egyptian Family

As is the case in almost all languages, there are always some culturally untranslatable phrases that cannot be literally translated into other languages or do not have a straightforward equivalent in other languages. Today, we are looking at a group of these untranslatable phrases that are often used in colloquial Egyptian Arabic to describe…

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Arabic Translation Exam-News Headlines Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

Marhaba! Have you ever imagined how the world’s top news headlines would look in Arabic? As you know, in our times, it is very hard to keep up with what the latest developments. Every minute, news companies have something new to report or share with millions of readers around the world. Today’s exercise is for…

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[ت] , [ــة] , or [ــه]: How to Differentiate Between Them? Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

التاء المربوطة والمفتوحة

For learners of Arabic, as is the case for native speakers, it is normally difficult to distinguish between [ت], [ــة], and [ــه] when they occur at the end of words. [ت] is called taa maftuHah تَاء مَفْتُوحَة, [ــة] is called taa marbuTah تَاء مَرْبُوطَة , and [ــه] is called haa or haa marbuTah هَاء /…

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Graffiti of the Egyptian Revolution Posted by on Apr 23, 2017

In a previous post, I wrote an introduction to the art of Arabic graffiti. In this post, I write about the relationship between graffiti and the Egyptian revolution. The Caption of this image says: There is a martyr inside me Due to the social and political nature of graffiti, it played a very important role in…

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A Saudi Security Guard Woman with Ambition (2) Posted by on Apr 22, 2017

Marhaba! I hope you found the recent listening comprehension exercise on the new and inspiring milestone for women in Saudi Arabia noteworthy and fun. Today, I am sharing the answers to the previous questions in the listening comprehension post. I am also sharing the news story to refresh your memory. The most important goal that…

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