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Directions in Arabic Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

Directions in Arabic 2.

Whether you’re asking for directions الإتجهات to a specific place, or giving directions to a cab driver, knowing how to say and understand directions in Arabic is important. Even with Google maps and GPS nowadays, there will be instances where you will need to communicate with people to find a place or direct them to…

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Times of Day in Arabic Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Times of day in Arabic

In Arabic, you have your basic vocabulary words for morning, noon, afternoon, evening, and night. Yet, people in Arabic speaking countries tend to use a few more. In Islam, there are five prayer times in a day. Each prayer has a name according to the time of day it is prayed. For Muslims who pray…

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Game of Thrones Season 8 صراع العروش الموسم ٨ Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

It is undeniable that the TV series Game of Thrones has become a worldwide sensation. After premiering in 2011, the show’s popularity kept increasing through the years. On Sunday, the final installment of the 8 season saga aired at 8 PM in the US. As for us, the people who live on the other side…

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عَنْ: Meanings, Examples, and Synonyms Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Meanings of the word عَنْ.

Let’s continue looking at more tiny Arabic words; their meanings and how to use them. In most cases you’ve seen the word عَنْ mean “about”, but there are a few more meanings. Here are some examples to help clarify them in context. about/on:  .كتاب عن قواعد اللغة العربية A book about Arabic grammar. / A…

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The Meaning of “qad” قَدْ and How to Use it Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

The multiple meanings of "qad".

Last week, we looked at how to use ُحَيث and all its multiple meanings. This week, we’re looking at a two-letter-word “qad” قَدْ . Do not let the littleness of such tiny words deceive you 😊, this word has an important grammatical function. قَدْ must come before either a past or present tense verb. Depending…

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A Walk Through the Mountain Posted by on Mar 26, 2019

Last Sunday, I went on a hiking trip in one of the most breathtaking reserves in Lebanon : the “Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve “, A five hour hike from the village of Mchati to the village of Qehmez. Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (JMBR) is located in Kesrouan District, Lebanon, on the  western slopes of Mount…

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Rules for Writing Medial Hamza Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

In this post, I writing about the rules for writing hamza (ء) in Arabic in the middle of the work. This is one of the questions that many of my students ask. As a general rule, the writing of medial hamza depends on how it is vowelled and how the letters before and after it…

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