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Listen to Another Musical Arabic Masterpiece by Marcel Khalife Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

Marhaba! As you all by know by now, Marcel Khalife is one of the most respected and known musicians from the Arab world. He is actually one of my favorite artists. Today, I am sharing yet another beautiful ballad by this one-of-a-kind artist. This noteworthy masterpiece is called Ya Naseem el Reeh, which roughly translates…

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A Traditional Dessert Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

In this post, I present a very easy traditional Arabic dessert. It is found in most Arab countries in different names. In Egypt, we call it (لقمة القاضي). In other Arab countries, it is called (عوامات) or (زلابية). Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/3 cup powdered milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 2/3 cup corn…

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Traveler’s Guide to the Arab World: Learn The 27 Must Know Arabic Phrases Posted by on Jun 27, 2015

Marhaba! Over the past weeks, I have shared the most common Arabic phrases that you will need during your stay in any beautiful city in the Arab world. You have learned how to get to your hotel from the airport and then check in; how to dine and order food in a restaurant; how to…

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Types of objects – Exercises Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

In my previous post, I explained types of objects. In this post, I present some exercises on this topic. Identify the objects in the sentences below, mention their types an vowel them appropriately. يقرأ التلميذ القرآن أدرس رغبة في الحصول على المعرفة شكرت المديرة البنت  سأخرج مع أسرتي صباحاً  يحترم الجميع المجتهد سأعود مساءً من…

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Types of object Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

In Arabic the object (المفعول) is always accusative (منصوب). There are different types of objects. In this post, I mention some types of objects in Arabic grammar and give examples of them. المفعول به This is the object of the verb, i.e. the person or thing affected by the action, e.g. أكل الرجل طعامَه. قرأ…

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Welcoming Ramadan Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

Ramadan is the most special month for Muslims. It has its special customs, routines and even foods. In this post, I present some of the customs associated with the holy month in different countries around the world. To begin with, all peoples welcome Ramadan with happiness and joy. Ramadan is regarded as the month of…

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Ramadan Lantern Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

Ramadan has its special customs and habits. One of the most interesting ones is Ramadan Lantern (فانوس رمضان). It is a lantern that people, especially children, use ONLY during the month of Ramadan.  Most parents would buy their children lanterns (فوانيس), before the month begins. The kids traditionally hold the lit lanterns in their hands…

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