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Learn the 10 Most Common Words about Crime in Arabic Posted by on Apr 30, 2016

Marhaba! In an ideal world, we would expect that everyone abides by different laws and rules. However, the historical record reveals clearly that many individuals commit different types of crimes. Given the saliency of crime in different countries across the globe, it seems important to learn more about the 10 most common words about such…

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Wadjda Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Yesterday I watched a lovely film called Wadjda! I absolutely loved it, for it is very authentic and inspirational! It tells a story of determination and success against all odds by a young Saudi girl! Small hopes that can be taken for granted for some amount to a great challenge for others. This film is…

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Listening Comprehension Answers: Tripoli Food Trail Festival Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! I hope you did well in the last listening comprehension exercise about the Tripoli Food Trail Festival. Anyway, here are the answers for you all to check. Just in case you would like to view the exercise and questions again, kindly click here. الإجــابــات Answers اسم المدينة التى يتحدث عنها الفيديو…

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Listening Comprehension Exercise: Tripoli Food Trail Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Have you been to Lebanon? What cities did you visit? Have you heard of Tripoli; the Lebanese famous old city? Let’s listen to this news report about the city and what its people are doing to attract more tourists and then try to answer some comprehension questions. اِســتــمــع إلــى الــتــقــريــر ،…

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Nizar Qabbani: Thanks! Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In this post, I am presenting a beautiful love poem by the great Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani نزار قباني. The poem has the title of “Thanks! شــُــكــراً“. In the poem, Nizar thanks his beloved for the love and happiness she gave to his life. I made the English translation for the…

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Learn All African Countries and Territories in Arabic – Part 3 Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

Marhaba! Building on parts one and two of all African countries and territories in Arabic, today I focus on the third and final group of nation-states. Similar to previous posts, I have translated and transliterated the country names so that you can use them when writing and/or speaking Arabic. As you know, Africa is a…

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Ahmed Fouad Negm Posted by on Apr 24, 2016

Ahmed Fouad Negm (أحمد فؤاد نجم‎) is a famous Egyptian poet who wrote in Egyptian colloquial Arabic. He was born on 22 May 1929, and died on 3 December 2013. He is popularly known as el-Fagommi (الفاجومي) Negm is well known for his work with Egyptian composer Sheikh Imam, as well as his patriotic and…

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