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Arabic word search game – answer and more Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

This is the answer of the word search game. Now, can you translate these sentences in which the words are used? .يعمل الكاتب في جريدة كبيرة .أحب قراءة القصص القصيرة . أقرأ الصحف والمجلات كل يوم . أحب الكتابة والقراءة هناك ورق أبيض على المكتب. أكتب في مجلة الجامعة.  هذه قصة حزينة جداً.  

Arabic word search game Posted by on Apr 29, 2010

In this post, I have created an Arabic word search game for you. Can you find the 10 words below in the table? If you are not sure about the meaning of any word, look at the bottom of the page for the translation. كتابة مكتب كاتب قراءة قصة ورق جريدة مجلة صحف writing office…

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Arab Artists: Fairouz – فيروز Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

A brief biography of Fairouz, Lebanese and Arab singer and artist.

Arab Cartoons Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

Cartoons (الكاريكاتير) are a very important feature of Arab newspapers (الصحف) and magazines (المجلات). They appear in each and every issue in a large number of publications. They are not always used for entertainment; instead, they are used to criticize political, economic and social conditions. They include very little or no text, but the meaning…

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Iraqi Cuisine Posted by on Apr 26, 2010

Windsor Palace Restaurant - مطعم قصر وندسور

A brief description of my first experience with Iraqi food.

Passive in Arabic – part 2 Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

In English, it is not uncommon to express the agent of the passivized action using a by-phrase, e.g. “this book was written by a famous author”. In Arabic, the passive construction is used mostly without the by-phrase and the agent remains unknown. When we need to use the by-phrase in Arabic, we use the expression…

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Passive in Arabic – part 1 Posted by on Apr 20, 2010

The passive (المبني للمجهول) form is very important and interesting. It involves changing the form and the meaning of sentences to a certain extent. In passive constructions, the object of the active sentence becomes a grammatical subject, e.g. ‘my friend wrote the book’ is an active sentence that begins with the subject. Its passive counterpart…

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