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A word search game in Arabic – media answer Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

Did you manage to answer the word search game? You can check your answers below. Can you think of other Arabic words about media? Please find more words below: the media industry =صناعة الإعلام correspondent =مراسل reporter =صحفي freedom of expression =حرية التعبير cersorship = رقابة  

A word search game – media Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

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-      إعلام 2-      إعلان 3-      مجلة 4-      صحيفة 5-      صحفي…

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Arabic in Outer Space (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

It can be funny to see that if you randomly ask young people in the Arab world today: — “What is الثُريَّـــــــــــا (al-Thuraya)?” They would almost all answer you that it is the name of a major telephone company, if not simply a chandelier, or a ceiling light hanging above our heads at home in the…

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The Legend of Love and Genius; Mai Ziyada (1886 – 1941) Posted by on Feb 23, 2012

The Legend of Love and Genius  أســْــطـــُــورَة الــحــُــبّ و الــنــُــبــُــوغ ; Mai Ziyada (1886 – 1941)     Born on the 11th of February, 1886, Mai Ziyada مـَـيّ  زيــَــادة  was a famous Arab Poet,  writer,  and  translator. She was a key figure of the Nahda نــَــهــْـــضــَـــة  (renaissance) of the nineteenth century Arabic literary scene. Her original name is Mary…

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Arabic in the Sky: Top 200+ Astronomical Words of Arabic Origin Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

In fact, most of the astronomical terms referring to stars today come from Arabic, while others are Greek, and some remain of origin unknown. Some of the very old star names originated with people who dwelled in شبه الجزيـــــــــرة العربيــــــــة (the Arabian Peninsula) several thousand years ago. But then, with the spread of Islam, many…

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Top 50+ English Words—of Arabic Origin! Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

Did you know that words like Adobe and Safari  are actually Arabic?  Of course, you already knew of the existence of so-called “loanwords” in English, meaning words which are originally French, German, Spanish, etc. But were you actually aware that several of them also come from ARABIC?  IN SCIENCE AND MATH: ALCHEMY and CHEMISTRY (الكيميـــــــــاء.) ALCOHOL (الكُحُـــــــــول.)  ALGEBRA…

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Kana and Sisters; Verb Types Posted by on Feb 17, 2012

      The verb Kana كان   and its sisters are special verbs in the Arabic language. They start the Nominal sentence and case the subject to be their noun (Ism اســـْـــم) with a dammah and cause the predicate to be their Predicate (Khabar خـــَــبـــَــر) with a Fat’ha on its end.       Now the question is what are…

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