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Ramadan came to us رمضان جانا Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

Ramadan Kareem رمضان كريم   to those serving this month of fasting 🙂 It’s just been announced  in – Saudi Arabia – that tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan غدًا هو أول أيام رمضان. So, I would like to share with you an old song that celebrates the start of Ramadan. It’s in Egyptian…

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Describing the Ideal Friend الصَّديق المِثالي Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

In this post, I thought we would learn how to describe what we think is a true friend صَديق حَقيقي or an ideal friend صَديق مِثالي in Arabic. We’ll look at vocabulary that will help us list possible friend qualities and answer questions. We’ll also watch a video showing pedestrians in Jordan being asked about…

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Helping homeless cats during the pandemic Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

We all probably heard of cat cafes مقاهي القطط before, but not many of us heard of a café for homeless cats مقهى للقطط المشرّدة! Yes, there is one! In Sweden J Unlike in other countries, the café stayed open المقهى ظل مفتوحًا during the pandemic خلال الجائحة  and the demand الطلب  is higher أعلى…

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The Vocative Particle يا Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

As Arabic language learners, you have most likely seen and heard the vocative particle يا being used before nouns. Can you think of any examples? In this post, I thought we’d understand its purpose in Arabic and look at how it is used through reading and listening to examples. Does the vocative case happen to…

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Mother’s Day: how did it start? (part 2) Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. In the previous post, we started learning about Mother’s Day عيد الأم and how it’s differently celebrated around the world. In today’s post, you will have another exercise to work on. Also, you will be able to check your answers to last week’s exercise…

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Arabic Proverbs الأمْثال العَرَبيّة Part Two Posted by on Mar 24, 2021

In the previous post, we looked at a number of Arabic proverbs الأمْثال العَرَبيّة and their meanings. In this post, we’ll continue reading and listening to more proverbs and also read in Arabic about how people tend to come up with sayings that express a certain تَجْرِبة experience, عاطِفة/إحساس feeling, فِكْرة thought, etc., and the…

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Mother’s Day: how did it start? (part 1) Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

Welcome to a new post. Yesterday, the Arab world celebrated Mother’s Day عيد الأم. As you probably know, countries around the world celebrate this occasion on different dates في تواريخ مختلفة and in different ways بطرق مختلفة . Below is a video clip, by Cairo Time, which briefly talks about this difference. In today’s post and…

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