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Difference in prepositions between Arabic and English (Part 2) Posted by on May 31, 2017

The use of prepositions can vary greatly between Arabic and English, and it’s often the case that the worldview of speakers of both languages determines the prepositions they use, which of course depends on context. For example, where Arabic speakers use ‘in’ to refer to days, English speakers use ‘on’, instead. To continue where we…

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The 10 Most Common Arabic Words about Parks (2) Posted by on May 30, 2017

Marhaba! I hope you all learned something new and/or refreshed your memory from the previous post about the 10 most common Arabic words about parks. I hope you all enjoyed solving the crossword puzzle! In this post, I am sharing the answers and some examples of how you can use these words in a sentence…

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Ramadan came Posted by on May 29, 2017

The holy month of Ramadan is here again. Muslims around the world celebrated the beginning of the holy month 3 days ago.  In this post, I present a traditional song from Egypt to welcome the holy month. The song is called Ramadan came (رمضان جانا).   رمضان جانا وفرحنا به Ramadan came and we are…

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The 10 Most Common Arabic Words about Parks Posted by on May 27, 2017

Marhaba! In the past, I have shared 8 fun things to do in the Spring. Be it from having a picnic, taking a long walk, or photographing beautiful flowers and the change of seasons, there is much to do during the spring season. Today, my post is about the 10 most commonly Arabic words about…

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Top 10 phrases for Palestinian Arabic Posted by on May 26, 2017

In this post, I present a  very interesting video by Sam who is a teacher of Arabic with a very interesting YouTube channel called (Arabic with Sam ). In this video, Sam teaches us the top 10 words in Palestinian Arabic and gives us very interesting cultural insights about Nablus and Palestinian Arabic and culture…

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Arabic Verb Forms [Regular vs. Irregular] Posted by on May 25, 2017

In an earlier post, I classified Arabic Verb Forms based on their root structure into simple and complex. Likewise, based on whether their internal structure changes as they are conjugated with tenses, person, gender, or number, Arabic Verb Forms can be classified into regular and irregular, i.e. صَحِيْح and مُعْتَل. Put simply, as is illustrated…

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Difference in prepositions between Arabic and English (Part 1) Posted by on May 24, 2017

Bazaar in Cairo

Learning prepositions and using them in the correct way can be a bit tricky across languages. Today, we’re looking at several of prepositions in Arabic and English and learn about the subtle differences between them. Some of the simple prepositions that exist in both languages (Arabic and English, in this case), such as ‘in’ can…

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