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Word search answer Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

In this post, I present the answer of the word search game. عيد سعيد = Happy Feast ميلاد مجيد = Merry Christmas كل عام وأنتم بخير = happy occasions (this greeting can be used for any occasion that comes regularly) like feasts and birthdays زينة  = decorations شجرة = tree عيد سعيد ميلاد مجيد كل…

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Word search greetings Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

Now that it is time for greetings and celebration, my work search game hides three greetings and two Christmas words. Can you find them? عيد سعيد ميلاد مجيد كل عام وأنتم بخير شجرة زينة

Expressing frequency in Arabic: Adverbials of Time Posted by on Dec 27, 2010

In this post, I give examples on the use of some adverbials of time that express frequency. These are adverbs that describe how often an action is done, e.g. always, sometimes, often, etc. Never = أبداً لا أدخن أبداً. “I never smoke.” الأستاذ لا يتأخر عن الدرس أبداً “The teacher is never late for his…

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Merry Christmas Posted by on Dec 25, 2010

Merry Christmas ميلاد مجيد Christmas is now widely celebrated around the Arab world. Hotels and restaurants hold special banquets and invite celebrities. Musical performances are arranged in different countries and are aired on national televisions. People have a day off work.Many families buy a Christmas tree, but not as many as in the West. This…

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The Day of Ashura Posted by on Dec 18, 2010

The Day of Ashura (عاشوراء‎) is on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram. The day of Ashura is special to all Muslims, especially the Shiites. Sunni Muslims celebrate the day by fasting it and by preparing a special treat that…

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The New Hijri Year Posted by on Dec 15, 2010

The new Hijri year (1432) started on the 7th of December 2010. The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.) This is considered the beginning of the establishment of the Islamic state. The beginning of the Hijri year is often celebrated in many ways. Sufi traditions…

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Sesame Street in the Arab World Posted by on Dec 12, 2010

The famous American educations series Sesame Street has an Arabic version (عالم سمسم) which is very popular in the Arab world. I am familiar with the Egyptian version of Sesame Street. It is fun, educational and very popular with Arab children. The setting is adapted to the Arab culture and the setting reflects the Egyptian…

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