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A word search game in Arabic, answers Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

In this post, I present the answer of the word game presented in the previous post. موسيقى حفل عزف جيتار عود طبلة بيانو أغنية مطرب أداء Music party/concern play (music) Guitar Lute Drum Piano Song Singer Performance

Runaway Barbara (هاشلة بربارة): A Happy Halloween!! Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

While everyone is busy preparing their costumes and stacking up their candy, children in the Arab world, and specifically the Levant – Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon – impatiently await December 4 to celebrate their own version of Halloween, Saint Barbara’s Holiday( عيد القديسة بربارة).   While the carving of pumpkins (لقطين) is not as…

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A word search game in Arabic Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

In this post, I have prepared 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. All the words are related to music.   موسيقى حفل عزف…

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The Lute Oud Posted by on Oct 29, 2012

The lute (العود) is  a string musical instrument that is very important in Middle Eastern music. It has a distinctive shape. See pictures!   Oud has developed over a long period of time. Some date it back to the times of Ancient Egypt, based on some images and artefacts of an instrument that looks…

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Arabic 5-a-day Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

Health professionals in the UK have been talking about the importance of having 5-a-day, i.e. 5 portions of fruits and vegetables every day to keep healthy and fit. I believe that any serious learner of Arabic must have 5 portions of Arabic a day as well to improve their abilities and update their  skills. The 5-a-day of Arabic…

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How to Prepare Pumpkin Kibbe Posted by on Oct 27, 2012

It’s the time of the year when everyone is rushing to purchase pumpkins for carving, home decoration or just to feel part of the Halloween Season! At least this is the case in the United States. You can either choose to buy orange or white pumpkins (لَقطين). Some shops even carry some weird looking pumpkins…

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Eid Mubarak Posted by on Oct 26, 2012

Eid Mubarak (عيد مبارك)! Todays is Eid ul Adha (عيد الأضحى), or the feast of sacrifice. Muslims celebrate this feast by slaughtering a sheep. The aim of this is to remember the story of Prophet Abraham (إبراهيم) who was willing to slaughter his own son in submission to God’s orders, but then God sent him…

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