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Word search Answers and examples Posted by on Jul 30, 2010

In this post, I present the answer of the word search puzzle presented before and some examples of the use of words presented in it. هذا الرجل يعمل في بيع الذهب. “This man works in selling gold.” أريد الذهاب إلى البنك لسحب بعض النقود. “I want to go to the bank to withdraw some money.”…

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Word search Posted by on Jul 29, 2010

In this post, I present a word search game that deals with money (نقود) [formal use] / (فلوس) [informal use]. Please try to find the following words in the grid. بيع = selling بنك = bank جنيه = pound دينار = Dinar ريال = Ryal ليرة = Lyra حساب = accoumt توفير = saving بورصة…

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Direct and Indirect Objects in Arabic Posted by on Jul 27, 2010

In Arabic, just like English some verbs take two objects; in English they are called direct and indirect objects, while in Arabic they are called first and second objects (مفعول به أول) and (مفعول به ثانٍ). Some of the verbs that take two objects are: (أعطى) ‘to give”, (أهدى) ‘to present’, (ظن) ‘to think’, etc…

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Arabic Dialogue: At the Shoe Shop Posted by on Jul 23, 2010

In this post, I present a short dialogue of a situation at the shop, buying shoes (حذاء). It should be noted that the word shoes in English is plural, while the Arabic word (حذاء) is singular. سلمى: مساء الخير. البائع: مساء النور. سلمى: من فضلك، أريد قياس الحذاء البني والمقاس هو 38. البائع: لحظة واحدة…

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Nizar Qabbani’s Poem “Words” Posted by on Jul 13, 2010

In this post, I present one of the most beautiful poems of Nizar Qabbani that became a song by Majda Al-Roumy. It is called (كـــلمات) ‘words’. The poem, its translation and the video are given below. Enjoy! He tells me, when he dances with me,Words are not like other words He takes me, from under…

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The founder of modern Egypt Posted by on Jul 5, 2010

Muhammad Ali Pasha (محمد علي باشا) was the ruler of Egypt and Sudan. He is regarded “the founder of modern Egypt,” because of the dramatic reforms in the military, economic, and cultural spheres that he instituted. He established dynasty that ruled Egypt and Sudan until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Muhammad Ali was born on…

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