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Archive for September, 2017

Run with Saudi Women in the Open Air! (2) Posted by on Sep 30, 2017

Marhaba! Last time I share with you a clip about a group of female runners in Saudi Arabia that have found benefits in running in open air in the streets of the cities. I hope you enjoy the post and learned new things about Saudi Arabia, Arab women, and the Arabic language. Today I provide…

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20 Common Verbs in Arabic with Examples Posted by on Sep 28, 2017

In a previous post, you learned how to make a basic verbal sentence*, a sentence that is essentially composed of فِعْل ‘a verb’ and فَاعِل ‘a subject’*, and whatever follows is called a complement. The complement can be مَفْعُول ‘an object’*, شِبْهُ جُمْلَة ‘a prepositional phrase’*, or حَال ‘an adverb’*. In this post, you will…

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Everyday Arabic phrases, using a kids’ song (4) Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

Welcome again to the fourth and final part of this blog post that I’m dedicating to a kids’ song ماما ردي علي  ‘Mom answer me’ which we are using to learn some everyday phrases. In this part, we’re continuing to learn how we can say these phrases (originally in Standard Arabic) in the Egyptian and…

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Run with Saudi Women in the Open Air! (1) Posted by on Sep 26, 2017

Marhaba! By now you have probably realized that I like to share with you news about Arab women and their efforts to constantly push their boundaries and achieve their goals. Today I am sharing with you a news clip about a group of Saudi women that have been practicing the sports of running in open…

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Kirkuk and Kurdish Independence1 Posted by on Sep 25, 2017

This post presents the transcription of the news story and the answers of the comprehension questions presented earlier. Transcription: انتشار أعلام كردستان في مدينة كركوك قد يفهم على أنه تحدٍ كردي لبغداد التي تتهم الأكراد بمحاولة الاستحواذ على هذه المدينة الغنية بالنفط من خلال ضمها للمدن الكردية التي ستشارك في استفتاء الاستقلال. الخلافات بين الحكومة…

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Kirkuk and Kurdish Independence Posted by on Sep 24, 2017

This post deals with a very important event in the Middle East nowadays which is Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote. This story relates to the attitude in the city of Kirkuk towards this vote. Please listen to the first minute and answer the questions that follow. The word list at the end can help. كيف يفهم…

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Sing with Asmahan: When Will You Realize? Posted by on Sep 23, 2017

Marhaba! I have realized how much you all enjoyed listening to the great singer Asmahan. I personally love to listen to her in the evenings, because her voice transports me to another era and reminds me of Syrian and Egyptian night life of the 1930s and 1940s. Today, I am sharing with you one of…

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