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Being an Arab vegan (نباتي عربي (1 Posted by on Oct 23, 2020

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Today, I have a video clip for you about an interesting topic, and that is veganism النباتية الصرفة  . The clip is an interview مقابلة with a Saudi vlogger – Raoum As-sHebaani – where she answers several questions about her vlog on Youtube. The purpose of the blog is to test your comprehension level درجة…

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Let’s Talk about الحُمُّص‎ Hummus! Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Over the weekend, I decided to make my own حُمُّص hummus since it’s very easy to make and because no matter how hard I search here in American supermarkets, I can never find one that tastes close to home. Then I began thinking about the أصْل origin of hummus and why people love this simple…

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Common Greetings in Spoken Arabic (2) Posted by on Oct 16, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this post where we look at some common greeting phrases بعض عبارات التحية الشائعة in different Arabic dialects. To learn about these greeting phrases, , I’m using a short video clip from “Arab Idol”, an adapted version from the original show – American Idol. Last week, we started looking…

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The Arabic Folk Tale “الطِّيرْ الأخْضَر” Part Two Posted by on Oct 14, 2020

In this post, we will continue the folk tale of الطِّيرْ الأخْضَر The Green Bird. What do you تَتَذَكَّر remember from part one? If you’re interested in this story and haven’t read the first part, go ahead and jump to last week’s post. 😊 رأتْها الأُخت فصارَت تَبكي، ولمّت عِظام أخيها وهي حزينة عليه. ثُم…

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World Mental Health Day 2020 Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

Last Saturday, the 10th. October, was the world’s Mental Health day اليوم العالمي للصحة النفسية. Today’s post is based on a short clip that BBC Arabic produced to acknowledge this day. In the clip, five Arab young people خمسة شباب عرب talk about how people around them deal with their mental health issues. The World’s…

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Common Greetings in Spoken Arabic (1) Posted by on Oct 9, 2020

Today, I have a short video clip from “Arab Idol”, an adapted version from the original show – American Idol. The clip comprises of short four conversation where each contestant كل متسابق introduces him/herself before the audition تجربة الأداء.  You can use this clip to practice and brush up on your spoken Arabic skills regarding…

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The Arabic Folk Tale “الطِّيرْ الأخْضَر” Part One Posted by on Oct 7, 2020

In this post, I thought we’d read the first part of a short Arabic folk tale of Palestinian origin called “الطِّيرْ الأخْضَر” meaning “The Green Bird”. It is about an زَوجة أب شَرّيرة evil stepmother and a boy who becomes a green bird. It is a tale of وَحْشِيّة cruelty, حُبّ love, and سِحْر magic…

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