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The Usage of في (fee) in Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

في (fee) is probably one of the first words you learned in Arabic to basically mean “in”. It’s made up of only two letters and it’s easy to pronounce. In this post, we’re going to look at what في means in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) according to context as well as it’s meaning and function…

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All Things Cold and Winter in Arabic Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

Winter الشِّتاء has officially arrived! In this post, we’ll be looking at Arabic terms related to the winter season and the cold. ☃☕🌨❄🎅🥶 Though not as often as Europe and North America, it still snows in some Middle Eastern countries, such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Northern Iraq, and Palestine. When it does snow, you can…

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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe in Arabic Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

In this post, we’ll be following a very simple and delicious chocolate cake recipe in Arabic. 🎂 Chocolate cake can be found in almost every culture. I thought it would be good Arabic practice to see simple everyday ingredients in Arabic and easy instructions in Arabic to follow. The formal word in Arabic for “cake”…

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Colors in Arabic and Arab Culture Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

In this post we’ll be looking at what some colors symbolize in Arab culture and the flags of some Arab states. In addition to the Arabic names of some colors that don’t exist in your regular basic color list. I also thought to remind you how to ask someone what their favorite color is in…

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Coffee القَهْوة and Tea الشَّاي in Arab Culture Posted by on Oct 23, 2019

Whether they call it Turkish or Arabic coffee, both refer to the same method of coffee preparation. The ground beans are boiled in a special pot called إبْريق ibreeq. The coffee is boiled with sugar and sometimes cardamom هَيل hail then served in a small cup called فِنْجان finjan and allowed to sit for a…

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Special Fruits in the Middle East Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

In this post, we’ll be learning a little about five of the common fruits فاكِهة grown in the Middle East, how to say them in Arabic, their significance أهَمية, and what they symbolize يَرمُز . Figs  تِّين  teen Figs have been growing in the Middle East since pre-historic times. According to the Quran, fruits like figs…

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The Lebanese Dabke رقصة الدبكة اللبنانية Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

The Greek have the Zorba, the Russian have the Kalinka, and we have the Dabke. If there is one thing that the Lebanese people can agree on, it’s the Dabke. Dabke is a traditional form of dancing in line holding hands preformed on weddings or joyous occasions that dates many centuries back. Dabke is a…

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