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Men in History: Gamal Abdel-Nasser (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

       Gamal Abdel-Nasser جمال عبد الناصر        Nasser was the founder مؤسس of the Free Officers Movement in 1945. Those patriotic brave  and loyal men decided that it was time for them to defend the Arab  nation and support the resistance المقاومة in Palestine. Then, the Egyptian government gave orders to the army to engage in…

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word search – animal – answer Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

In this post, I present the answer of the word search game presented yesterday.   Here is another challenge for you. I have used some of the animals presented in the game as subjects of sentences in the right column, and I have presented predicates for them in the left column. They are in the…

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word search game – animals Posted by on Sep 29, 2011

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.   1- أسد 2- بطة 3- ثعلب 4- جمل 5- حصان…

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Punctuation Marks (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 29, 2011

Comma (الفاصلة) ، We use the comma in a number of cases: 1- After appellation, i.e. expressions with (يا) لفظ المنادى, e.g. يا محمد، أجب على السؤال.  Mohammed, answer the question. 2- To separate parts of complex and compound sentences, e.g. عندما أسافر إلى مصر، سأزور الأهرام. When I travel to Egypt, I will see…

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Men in History: Gamal Abdel-Nasser (Part 1) Posted by on Sep 28, 2011

Gamal Abdel-Nasser جمال عبد الناصر           Like today and on September 28th. 1970, President Gamal Abdel-Nassir left our world. Nasser remains a national hero بطل قومي in the history of Modern Egypt with his charismatic character and eloquent بليغ speeches regardless of the fatal mistakes أخطاء that have been made during his reign. He was…

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Punctuation marks Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

After getting a question about punctuation marks (علامات الترقيم), I write about the topic again. There are a lot of similarities between the use of punctuation marks in Arabic and in English. Full stop (النقطة) . We use the full stop at the end of complete sentences, e.g. علامات الترقيم مهمة جدا في فهم النص…

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Fisal’s Dictionary: ظهَرَ Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

        Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary to discover some of its secrets. We will look up the root verb ظهرَ   and explore some of its derivatives. * ظهَرَ    [V. I.] = to appear or become clear and visible.                     Ex. – ظهرَ المُمَثلُ على خشبة…

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