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Letter of the Week (ل) laam Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

Moving on to our twenty third letter of the Arabic alphabet (ل), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ل) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ل. Initial لـ‎, as in the word “لَوْن” meaning “color”. Medial ـلـ‎‍, as in the…

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Orange the world (2) لوِّن العالم برتقاليًا Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post where we’re still talking about the way Twitter users responded to the UN campaign :حملة الأمم المتحدة “Unite to end violence against women” اِتّحدوا لإنهاء العنف ضد المرأة that is celebrated on the 25th Of each month. “Orange the world” or “لوّن العالم برتقاليًا”  is the…

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Orange the world (1) لوِّن العالم برتقاليًا Posted by on Jul 3, 2020

Over the last few days, the colour orange اللون البرتقالي  could be seen on many Twitter accounts in the Arab world. The reason was to raise awareness about  لنشر الوعي حول domestic abuse against women العنف المنزلي ضد النساء. Many hashtags were created in Arabic as a response to the UN campaign :حملة الأمم المتحدة…

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Letter of the Week (ك) kaaf Posted by on Jul 1, 2020

Moving on to our twenty second letter of the Arabic alphabet (ك), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ك) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ك. Initial كـ‎, as in the word “كَبير” meaning “big”. Medial ـكـ‎ ‍, as in…

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What’s White privilege? امتياز البِيض Posted by on Jun 30, 2020

Earlier this month, mass protests مظاهرات جماعية erupted اندلعت after the death بعد مقتل of George Floyd – an African American citizen مواطن أمريكي من أصل أفريقي  – at the hands of a police officer على يد ضابط شرطة in the US. As today is the last day of this month, it’s very timely الوقت…

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Arabs’ long-lasting love for bread Posted by on Jun 26, 2020

Tannour bread

Today, I would like to share with you some insights about Arabs’ extreme love for a type of food that they don’t seem to be able to live without! That food item is nothing but bread Al-khubz الخبز . This is not just metaphorical image as in some parts of the Arab world, but bread…

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Letter of the Week (ق) qaaf Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Moving on to our twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ق), we will look at various words beginning with (ق) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ق. Initial ق‎, as in the word “قَميص” meaning “shirt”. Medial ـق‎ ‍, as in the word “حَقيقة”…

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