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Letter of the Week (و) wow Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

Moving on to our twenty seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet (و), we will look at various words beginning with (و) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter و. Initial و‎, as in the word “واحِد” meaning “one”. Medial ـو‎ ‍, as in the word…

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Hajj Pilgrimage “الحج” amid pandemic Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

Last Friday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha عيد الأضحى – an islamic holiday that marks the end of Hajj season موسم الحج. It was not only the celebration of Eid was affected by the CoronaVirus pandemic, but Hajj was too. Hajj pilgrimage, which is one the pillars of Islam أركان الإسلام and a journey that…

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Traditional Arabic Dessert: Zalabya زلابيا Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

Today, I would like to share with you the recipe of Zalabya/ Zalabyeh وصفة الزلابيا, a traditional Arabic dessert نوع من الحلويات العربية التقليدية that is known across the Arabic world, but specifically in North Africa where it’s also called Zlabya. It can be considered a type of sweet pastry نوع من المعجّنات حلوة المذاق…

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Letter of the Week (ه) haa Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

Moving on to our twenty sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ه), we will look at various words beginning with (ه) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your four different forms of the letter ه. Initial هـ‎, as in the word “هَواء” meaning “air”. Medial ـهـ‎ ‍, as in the…

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Two Arabic proverbs about Food Posted by on Jul 27, 2020

This post focuses on two very popular proverbs مثلين مشهورين جدًا  in spoken Arabic. Both are related to the topic of food  موضوع الطعام. The intended meaning of both of them is positive إيجابي. While one is a prayer دعوة/أمنية  to the “eater”, the other is considered an advice نصيحة. Below, a detailed explanation of…

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Letter of the Week (ن) noon Posted by on Jul 22, 2020

Moving on to our twenty fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ن), we will look at various words beginning with (ن) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ن. Initial نـ‎, as in the word “نافِذة” meaning “window”. Medial ـنـ‎ ‍, as in the word…

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Listening Test: A Syrian refugee (2) Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

refugees by the sea

Welcome to the second part of this blog. It’s a listening test based on a story about Joelle – a Syrian refugee, who migrated هاجرت  to Australia with her family to settle there. Last time, we listened to and studied the first half of the audio clip of the story. Today, we’re going to listen…

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