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Status of cats in ancient Egypt: Answers Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post about the status of cats in ancient Egypt مكانة القطط في مصر القديمة. This blog post is a comprehension test that is based on a short video clip in the Egyptian Arabic. Last week, you had a chance to watch the clip and work on some…

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Let’s Talk about Movies in Levantine Arabic Part Two Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

🎬🎥 In this second part of talking about movies in Levantine Arabic, I wanted to create an example conversation between two speakers using the vocabulary we learned in part one. The first speaker asks for a film recommendation and the second describes one of her favorite films. I have also added an audio reading of…

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Status of cats in ancient Egypt: Questions Posted by on Sep 14, 2020

Welcome to this advanced comprehension piece where you are going to watch a clip about the importance of cats أهمية القطط  and their status مكانتهم in ancient Egypt مصر القديمة  and the role cats played الدور الذي لعبته القطط  in Egyptians’ everyday life الحياة اليومية then. The Arabic variety used here is mainly Egyptian Arabic, combined…

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A new Arabic hit song: لقيت الطبطه Posted by on Sep 11, 2020

Welcome to a new blog – مرحبًا بكم في مدوّنة جديدة 😀. Today, I have a great Arabic song for you to listen to and study. The song is in Egyptian Arabic and it’s called لقيت الطبطبة or “I found love/support”. The song is performed by the iconic Emirati singer: Hussain Al-jassmi حسين الجسمي. As is usually…

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Let’s Talk about Movies in Levantine Arabic Part one Posted by on Sep 9, 2020

In this part one post, we’ll be looking at vocabulary that will help us describe our favorite movies in Levantine Arabic with example questions to help us practice. We’ll also take a look at a well-known Arabic Levantine film that has been recommended for Arabic learners searching for good films to watch in Arabic. Let’s…

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Italian words in Libyan Arabic Posted by on Sep 7, 2020

Welcome to another post. Today’s post is of interest to those who are keen to learn spoken Arabic as the focus is Libyan Arabic اللهجة الليبية . As is the case with vernacular Arabic in general, dialects are not 100% Arabic and include many words that are of foreign origin من أصل أجنبي, mainly for…

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How to Apologize in Arabic Posted by on Sep 2, 2020

In this post, we’re going to look at various ways we can apologize in Arabic depending on the type of incident that may require an apology. As an Arabic learner, you have probably already learned the word آسِف to mean “sorry”. Yet, some incidents may require a heavier or more elaborate way to apologize. At…

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