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Herbal medicines for common cold Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

In the Arab world, herbal medicines are very common! When I was younger, we used to go to the dry grocer (العطار) whenever we suffer from minor aliments like stomach ache, constipation, cough, common cold, etc. He would give us herbs and tell us how to use them! By time, this practice became less and…

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Arabic Nouns: Nominatives Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

   Ahlan أهــْــلاً , Arabic lovers! Today, we are going to discuss the question raised in the previous post about Arabic Noun Cases. We have said that there are three cases for the Arabic nouns; the nominative case, the accusative case and the genitive case. The question was: what exactly are the nouns that belong…

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Learn the 10 Most Common Systems of Government in Arabic (2) Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

Marhaba! I am sure most of you refreshed your memory and others just enjoyed learning the 10 most common systems of government in Arabic. Similar to the list of 100 most common words in Arabic, you will most certainly come across most if not all these words in any daily Arabic newspaper or TV show…

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Reading Exercise Answers: Abdel-Rahman Al-Abnudi Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Here are the answers to the last reading exercise about the life and works of the famous Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman Al-Abnudi عــبد الــرحــمــن الأبــنــودى who passed away last week. To view the exercise and questions again, click here. Now, check your answers and learn about the poet while learning Arabic. الإجــابــات…

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Useful case marking rules with examples Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

In this post, I present some useful rules for case marking (إعراب). A definite noun with (ال) following a demonstrative has the same case, as they are substitutes (بدل), e.g.   هذا الطالبُ جديد. (This student is new.) تكلمت مع هذه البنتِ. (I spoke with this girl.) قرأت هذه الكتبَ. (I read these books.)…

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Turkish baklava Posted by on Apr 26, 2015

Today, I am preparing some Turkish baklava (بقلاوة تركية) at home! I found a very useful video and a very simple recipe which I wanted to share with you! Ingredients: Half a kilogram of filo pastry Ground Mixed nuts Syrup Sugar Rose water Butter and oil Method: Roast the ground nuts and add sugar and rose water, mix…

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Learn the 10 Most Common Systems of Government in Arabic Posted by on Apr 25, 2015

Marhaba! I know many of you enjoyed learning the 10 most common words about government and politics in Arabic. Today, I have created an Arabic crossword puzzle to refresh your memory and/or teach you the 10 most common systems of government in Arabic! I am certain you will all enjoy solving this Arabic crossword puzzle…

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