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Marhaba! I hope you enjoyed reading the fun article from the previous post as much as I did. More importantly, I hope the text was easy to comprehend and that you were able to answer all the questions as well as translate the phrase in Arabic to English. In this post, I present you with the answers and a YouTube of several Arabs trying out the new Penguin dance. I find that different types of comprehension exercises are among some of the many smart ways to learn Arabic and are crucially important for learning adeptly. I encourage you all to revisit the different comprehension exercises that we provide to improve your Arabic language skills.
It starts with 2 quick kicks to the left, then to the right, then a small jump to the front, followed by a second jump to the back, to finish with three jumps to the front again. The participants repeat these moves over and over again.
The “Penguin” dance has origins in a folkloric dance named Jenkka that people of Finland became famous for in celebrations like weddings and holidays. The “Penguin” dance spread between Arab youth in the last few weeks due to the appearance of a video clip in late September of last year. The video shows the dance being performed by a leading fun ‘penguin’ in an Albanian wedding.
The clip has gathered up till now approximately half a million views on YouTube.
A lot of the youth who liked it performed it in their homes or during field trips or even in schools and public streets.
Translation into English:
And like earlier trends such as ‘harlem shake’ and ‘gangnam style’, tens of Arabic video clips of the “penguin’ dance spread of which most where from Saudi Arabia, like the clip that a young man named Loai al-Jbari published on youtube and keek.com, and pictures of the dance with the participation of youth as they celebrated a Palestinian wedding in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
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Have a nice day!