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When to pronounce the final tied-up taa’ (taa’ Marboutah)? Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

I recently had to explain to one of my students the reason I sometime pronounce the tied-up taa’ ـة  , which is found at the end of a word, and sometimes I don’t! This blog post will provide you with some tips so you can recognise the two often-confused forms of the bound-up…

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina, answers Posted by on Jul 30, 2017

In this post, I present the answers of the comprehension questions presented earlier on the video of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Questions and answers:   1- How does the report describe Bibliotheca Alexandrina? The report describes Bibliotheca Alexandrina as one of the most famous libraries in the region and in the world. Later in the report, it…

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Remember Your Pronouns! Posted by on Jul 29, 2017

Marhaba! In my posts, I always encourage you to learn more vocabulary and better comprehension of the Arabic language through various exercises, songs, and other activities. Today, I want to take you back to the basics! Let’s learn or refresh our memory on some of our pronouns, subject and possessive pronouns. Remember, possessive pronouns in…

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Listening Bibliotheca Alexandrina Posted by on Jul 28, 2017

ّThis post presents a listening comprehension exercise on Bibliotheca Alexandrina (مكتبة الاسكندرية). Listen to the report and answer the questions that follow in English: 1- How does the report describe Bibliotheca Alexandrina? 2- What does it present to its users? 3- Who established the old Bibliotheca Alexandrina and when? 4- How many floors does the…

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Conjugating لَيْسَ laysa and كَاْنَ kaana Posted by on Jul 27, 2017

The Arabic sentence is either اِسْمِيَّة ismiiyah ‘nominal’, i.e. has no verb, or فِعْلِيَّة fi‘liiyah ‘verbal’. Their frequency is similar. لَيْس laysa ‘not’ and كَانَ kaana ‘was/were’ are mainly associated with the nominal. Therefore, both are important and frequent; knowing the regularity and irregularity of their تَصْرِيْف taSriif ‘conjugation’ is essential for easier learning and…

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