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Listening comprehension, economy Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Listen to the news story below and answer the questions that follow. The topic of the news story is the Qatari economy. The answer of all the questions is based on the first 1:40 seconds of the video. You can use the additional vocabulary below to assist your comprehension. Answer the following questions in English:…

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Imperfective Mood in Arabic Dialects Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

Dialects اللَّهَجَات exist in all world languages. A distinctive feature of a dialect لَهْجَة is the variation in pronunciation, word-formation and -usage, and grammar from the standard form. For Arabic, dialectal variation is, in my book, normally overstated. To defend my view, I will dedicate a few instructional posts for it once I am done…

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How to say ‘very much’ in Arabic 10 different ways? Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

Today, we’re going to learn how to say ‘very much’ in Arabic, in seven different way. To do this, I’m using a song (check video below) by the Egyptian singer – Tamer Hosny – to be able to focus on each of these phraseس and learn how to pronounce them. As you probably know,…

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5 Ways to Say Happy Eid! Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

Marhaba! As you have learned from the post on Top 10 Facts About Ramadan, this holy month ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر). Eid (عيد), which means generally holiday in Arabic and which is used to abbreviate the name of the holiday, is a joyous occasion and is celebrated with prayer, family…

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White Wednesday, Answers Posted by on Jun 18, 2017

In this post, I present the answers of the reading comprehension exercise, based on a news story adapted from BBC Arabic. لماذا ترتدي الإيرانيات اللون الأبيض أيام الأربعاء؟ تلقى حملة جديدة زخما في إيران على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي ضد القانون الذي يجبر المرأة على ارتداء الحجاب. وتستخدم المشاركات في الحملة هشتاغ #الأربعاء الأبيض، وينشرن صورا ومقاطع فيديو لأنفسهن…

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