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Arabic! Which Arabic? Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Today, I am going to continue my previous discussion about the Arabic language phenomenon that may have given a lot of people a headache (check my previous post The Arabic Headache; Dialect!). I will try to be brief and accurate as far as I can especially when there is no such…

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10 Most Popular Arabic Posts of 2015 Posted by on Dec 29, 2015

Marhaba! In the last few years, I have shared my New Year Resolutions for the Arabic blog. Last year, I asked you all to provide me with the two activities/posts that you loved and two that you hated. This year I have decided to do something new. I want to share with you dear Arabic…

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Christmas tree, answer Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

In this post, I present the answer of the listening comprehension exercise and the transcription of the report on the most expensive Christmas tree in the world. Transcription: كشف فندق قصر الإمارات في العاصمة أبو ظبي عن أغلى شجرة ميلاد في العالم. الشجرة التي يبلغ ارتفاعها ثلاثة عشر متراً وضعت في بهو الفندق. احتفال بالغ…

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The most expensive Christmas tree Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise on the most expensive Christmas tree in the world. Listen to the report and answer the questions that follow. If you need help with vocabulary, check the end of the post. Answer the following questions in English: 1- Where is the most expensive Christmas tree displayed?…

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Nazik Al-Malaika, Cholera Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

  Nazik Al-Malaika (August 23, 1923 – 20 June 2007]) (Arabic: نازك الملائكة‎) is an Iraqi female poet and is considered by many to be one of the most influential contemporary Iraqi female poets. Al-Malaika was born in Baghdad to a cultured family. Her mother was also a poet, and her father was a teacher…

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Adele Does it Again by Breaking World Records (2) Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

Marhaba! Hope you enjoyed reading about how Adele’s album is outselling other albums in the United States, Great Britain, and other places. I have heard at least two renditions of her latest hit ‘Hello.’ One is a techno version and the second is a parody version of Hello sung by Darth Vader to coincide with…

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Adele Does it Again by Breaking World Records Posted by on Dec 26, 2015

Marhaba! Based on many previous posts, you all know that I love music and I always mention that one smart way for you to pick up Arabic quickly is through music. Today, my post is not about music in the Arab world, but about an artist that is loved in the Middle East, North Africa…

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