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Amr Diab; “With Him” Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

     Ahlan, Arabic fans! Today I am presenting a beautiful song by Amr Diab عــَـــمــْـــرو دِيــَـــاب . The song is entitled “ويــَّــاه /Wayyah/” which translates literally as “With Him”. Surprisingly, slang Arabic can address females in the form of males, so Amr means “With My Love”.     Slang or dialectic Arabic is a…

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Listening Comprehension, Answers Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

In this post, I present the answers of the listening comprehension exercise about the celebration of Eid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) in Turkey and France. Useful vocabulary is available at the end of the post. Answer the following questions in Arabic: 1- بم يمتاز المسلمون الأتراك؟ يمتاز المسلمون الأتراك بصفة الاحترام الشديد للشعائر الدينية. 2- كيف…

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Listening Comprehension – Eid Al-Adha Posted by on Sep 27, 2015

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise about the celebration of Eid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) in Turkey and France. The Arabic questions are based on the first half of the report on the celebration in Turkey, and the English questions based on the second half of the report on the celebration in France…

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The 25 Most Common Arabic Slang Words Posted by on Sep 26, 2015

Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. For instance, when my wife and I send a text message to your friends about going together to watch a movie, our friends usually reply with one word: Awesome! Rather than a formal reply, along the lines of ‘we will be delighted…

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Meat, Onion and Garlic Casserole Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

I was looking for an easy and healthy way to cook meat whenI came across meat, onion and garlic casserole, and I think that it is lovely! I thought of sharing it with you before I try to cook it tomorrow. I have to say that I do not have all the spices mentioned and…

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Eid Mubarak with fatta Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

Today is the first day of Eid Al-ADha (عيد الأضحى) which is also known as the big feast, as it lasts 4 days. In the feast, many Muslims sacrifice sheep like the pilgrims in Mecca. During the feast, most people eat meals that are based on meat. Today, I am preparing fetta (فتة). I have…

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Arafat Day Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Arafat day (يوم عرفة) falls on the ninth day of Dhu Al Hijja (ذو الحجة) according to the hijri calendar. Taking place roughly 70 days after the end of Ramadan, Arafat Day marks the second day of pilgrimage (الحج). The occasion marks the day when a verse of the Quran revealed that Islam was perfected…

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