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Archive for March, 2010

Arabic Greetings Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

Learn how to greet people in Arabic, respond to greetings, and other common words and phrases.

Tabbouleh Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

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…

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Arabic Numbers 1-100 Posted by 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…

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Mother’s Day in the Arab World Posted by 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…

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Arabic Letters Pronunciation Guide Posted by on Mar 21, 2010

Listen and learn how to transliterate and pronounce Arabic letters accurately.

Arabic Vocabulary: Geographical Terms Posted by 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                   …

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Typing in Arabic without an Arabic Keyboard Posted by on Mar 16, 2010

A handy tool for searching in Arabic, and for encoding and transliterating other languages to Arabic alphabet.

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