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Archive for March, 2016

Um Ali with Croissant Posted by on Mar 25, 2016

Um Ali (أم على) is a very famous Egyptian dessert. It is often made with lots and lots of nuts and cream. However, I have a lighter version of the recipe made with croissant (أم على بالكرواسون). Have you ever bought too much croissant and did not feel that you needed to consume it all?…

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Listening Comprehension Answers: Arabic and Technology Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! How did you do in the last listening comprehension exercise about Arabic and Technology? Some considerable number of academic and educated Arabs do really think that there is a threat to the Arabic language because of the impact of globalization and the domination of the English language from one side…

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Listening Comprehension Exercise: Arabic and Technology Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Do you think there is a real gap between the Arabic language and modern technology? Does technology help you learn Arabic? Is technology considered a threat to learning the language? Do you use the traditional way of writing using a pen and paper? Do you use any Arabic digital applications?…

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Egyptian Arabic; Interrogative Particles Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In today’s post, we are going to learn some Egyptian Arabic. After I gave it some thought, I guessed it would be nice to start with the interrogative (question) particles. I have already presented two posts about Interrogative Particles (Part 1) and (Part 2) in Modern Standard Arabic. These standard…

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A Milestone for Women in Saudi Arabia (2) Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

Marhaba! Hope you all enjoyed learning about the recent elections in Saudi Arabia. Truly, it is an important junctures for women in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, and beyond. Let’s all look forward to and hope for momentous developments in our lifetime. There is a still long way, but at least we are making progress…

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Mandaeans Posted by on Mar 21, 2016

Many people think of the Arab world as a homogenous region containing one religion and one ethnicity only, however there is a wide variety of ethnicities and religions in the Arab world. In this post, I present some information about the Mandaeans (الصابئة المندائيون).   In the Arab world, Mandaeans live mainly in Iraq, Syria…

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A Milestone for Women in Saudi Arabia Posted by on Mar 19, 2016

Marhaba! From recent posts, especially ones on International Women’s Day, you would know by now that I believe in gender equality and hope that in my lifetime that these issues will be finally resolved. As you might know already that in many countries around the globe there is a still a glass ceiling that prevents…

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