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Nizar Qabbani: Al-Quds Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

   Ahlan, Arabic fans! Today, I am going to present a poem by the great Arab poet نــِــزار قــَــبــَّـــانــِــى Nizar Qabbani. The poem is entitled الــقــُــدْسُ /Al-Quds/ (Jerusalem). In the poem, the poet longs for peace الــســَّــلام and for the land to come back to its owners. He longs for the time when blood الــدَّم and aggression الــعــُــدْوَان will stop. He never loses hope الأمــَــل in spite…

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Fareed Shawky: (1920 – 1998) Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

   Ahlan, Arabic fans! Google celebrates today the 94th birthday of Fareed Shawky Mohammad Abdu. This post is for those of you who don’t know him. Fareed Shawky فــَــريـــد شــَــوْقــِــي was a famous Egyptian actor مــُــمــَــثــِّــل and screen writer كــَــاتــِــبْ ســِــيــنــَــاريــُــو and film producer مــُــنــْــتــِـــج . He was famous all over the Arab world and Turkey. He spent about…

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Word search, Eid Al Fitr, Answers Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

In this post, I present the answer of the word search game published earlier. All the words are related to Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramdan. If you are not sure about the meaning of any word, look at the bottom of the page for the translation عيد الفطر…

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Word search, Eid Al Fitr Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Millions of Muslims around the world, me included, celebrate the feast today. It is called (عيد الفطر), and it marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Eid is celebrated in many different ways, including special food, e.g. (كعك العيد), buying new clothes (ملابس) for everyone, giving charity (صدقة) to the poor and needy, and…

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3 Popular Ramadan Drinks Posted by on Jul 26, 2014

Marhaba! As you have realized from earlier posts, friends, TV shows or newspapers, millions and millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic Calendar. A bunch of religious traditions and activities take place every day for around 28-29 days. Muslims are required to fast between sunrise and sunset…

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Reading comprehension. War in Gaza. Answers Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

In this post, I present the answers of the reading comprehension exercise that deals with the latest developments in Gaza. جهود مكثفة للتوصل إلى هدنة في غزة والقتلى يتجاوزون 830 تواصل الجهود الدبلوماسية من أجل وقف إطلاق النار بين إسرائيل وحركة حماس في الوقت الذي تجاوز فيه عدد ضحايا الغارات الإسرائيلية في غزة 800 قتيل…

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Reading comprehension. War in Gaza. Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

In this post, I present a reading comprehension exercise that deals with the latest developments in Gaza. Read the following excerpt from an article on bbcarabic, then answer the following questions. You can use the vocabulary list at the end to assist your comprehension. جهود مكثفة للتوصل إلى هدنة في غزة والقتلى يتجاوزون 830 تواصل…

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