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Archive for August, 2017

A Lebanese song: (Ism-ak bi-ysharrefny)-Your name brings me honour Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Today, we’re looking at the lyrics of a popular song by Najwa Karam, a Lebanese singer, who is known for being called ‘The sun of the Arabic song’ شـَمْسْ الأُغْنِيَة العَرَبِيَّة . The song (video below) is in Lebanese Arabic. The song talks about this lady who is telling her husband how honoured she…

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30 Common Opposites in Arabic with Examples Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

When learning a foreign language, a successful way to augment our vocabulary is through opposites. These words are used to describe people and/or things, hence commonly known as ‘adjectives.’ Even though they have other names in Arabic grammar, for now look at this list, go over it periodically and several times for speedier and lasting…

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When to pronounce the final tied-up taa’ (taa’ Marboutah)? Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

I recently had to explain to one of my students the reason I sometime pronounce the tied-up taa’ ـة  , which is found at the end of a word, and sometimes I don’t! This blog post will provide you with some tips so you can recognise the two often-confused forms of the bound-up…

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