Archive for March, 2010
Arabic Greetings Posted by Transparent Language on Mar 31, 2010
Learn how to greet people in Arabic, respond to greetings, and other common words and phrases.
Tabbouleh (تبولة) is one of the best salads I have ever tried. It is very common in the Levant (الشام), i.e. in Syria and Lebanon. It is a very healthy and delicious salad (سلطة), made mainly of fresh chopped vegetables (خضروات), spices (توابل), oil (زيت) and lemon juice (عصير ليمون). Below are two recipes that…
Arabic Numbers 1-100 Posted by aziza on Mar 25, 2010
Here is another post that deals with the writing and pronunciation of Arabic numbers. The table below gives the numbers in writing and transliteration of the sounds. The following video gives the numbers in a sound file with the writing. Please note that the youtube clip includes nunation (تنوين) at the end of each number…
Mother’s Day in the Arab World Posted by aziza on Mar 23, 2010
Mother’s Day (عيد الأم) is celebrated all around the world on different days of the year to honour mothers and to express gratitude to them. It is believed that Mother’s Day originated from a Greek Festival that celebrates the mother of Greek gods. Mother’s Day in the Arab world started with an idea proposed by…
Arabic Letters Pronunciation Guide Posted by Transparent Language on Mar 21, 2010
Listen and learn how to transliterate and pronounce Arabic letters accurately.
Arabic Vocabulary: Geographical Terms Posted by aziza on Mar 17, 2010
In this post, I present some vocabulary items related to the topic of geography (الجغرافيا). continent قارة ocean محيط sea بحر lake بحيرة river نهر spring نبع well بئر country بلد state دولة / ولاية city مدينة town بلدة village قرية capital عاصمة mountain جبل mountain range سلسلة جبال plateau هضبة hill تل valley …
Typing in Arabic without an Arabic Keyboard Posted by Transparent Language on Mar 16, 2010
A handy tool for searching in Arabic, and for encoding and transliterating other languages to Arabic alphabet.