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Everyday (cultural) phrases in colloquial Egyptian Arabic: ‘Hope for the best’ (2) Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

Welcome to the second part of this blog post where we’re looking at a song called تفائلوا بالخير ‘wish for the best’ by the Egyptian singer Yasmin Ali. s mentioned in the first part of the blog, these phrases are culturally interesting and thus can sound somewhat funny if were translated literally. It’s for this…

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Everyday (cultural) phrases in colloquial Egyptian Arabic: ‘Hope for the best’ (1) Posted by on Sep 12, 2018

In this post, we’re going to look at a nice song that was quite famous during the previous Ramadan season. The song titled اتْفَائْلُوا بِالْخِيرْ  ‘hope for good’, which is produced in Egyptian Arabic, by the talented singer Yasmin Ali. أَمْرْ وَاقَعْ From a linguistic point of view, the song is very interesting as it’s…

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Some Insights into the Usage Arabic Verb (1) Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

Certain rules of Arabic verb conjunction, formation, meaning, and pronunciation are oftentimes overlooked because they are minute and needs a meticulous learner or instructor to discover and/or pay attention to. Knowing these niceties lead to more accurate language use and speedier language learning overall. This post gives a list of rules and illustrations that concern…

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Where in the Arab world abortion is legal? (2) Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

We’re still looking at a report that addresses the issue of Abortion الإجهاض . In last week’s post, we started listening to an audio clip talking about abortion through telling the story of a Tunisian lady who went through abortion many times. In today’s post, I’m going to provide answers to last week’s questions. You will…

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Some Common Particles in Arabic (3) Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

In the previous two posts, you learned how some Arabic particles are used and what they mean. Given their functions in style, sentence transition, conciseness in speech and written language, and idiomatic usage, another post is yet again dedicated to these important words. Some of these words are called حَرُوف ‘particles’, and others are called…

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