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Archive for September, 2017

Chicken Shawarma Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

Hello everyone! In this post, I present my best recipe for chicken shawarma. It is from Chef Ahmed’s YouTube channel. I have tried it numerous times and I absolutely love it. It is very easy and works all the time. If you don’t have all the spices, don’t worry! Use the ones you have! If you…

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A Taste of Yemeni and Arabic Oud Music Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

العُوْد ‘the oud’ is a musical instrument used in the Middle East and North Africa. Its name was derived from the Arabic word عُوْد ‘a piece of wood’ as it is made of wood. Although it is an ancient instrument, it is still very popular in many countries. In Yemen, a piece of music without…

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Everyday Arabic phrases, using a kids’ song (3) Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

Welcome again to the third 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 and the next, we’re looking at how we can say these phrases (originally in Standard Arabic) in the Egyptian and…

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10 Most Beautiful Mosques in the Arab World Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

Marhaba! For those of you who have had the privilege of traveling to Arab and Muslim countries, you would know that some of the most beautiful mosques in the world exist in the Arab world. Muslims have prided themselves across centuries and in the times of various rulers, empires, and systems to have built beautiful…

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Basic Sentence Structure in Arabic (I) Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

Structurally, there three types of sentences in Arabic: the basic الأَصْلِيَّة, the compound الكُبْرَى, and the clausal  الصًّغْرَى (i.e. a clause). The basic, which can be either verbal فِعْلِيَّة or nominal اِسْمِيَّة, has two parts. In the case of the verbal, which is our focus here, the first part is the verb الفِعْل and the…

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Everyday Arabic phrases, using a kids’ song (2) Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

Welcome to the second part of this post. Last week, we looked at half of the song ‘Mom, answer me’ and today, we’re going to look at the other half, starting from 02:04.   مَـوْعِدُ القِصَّه قَبْلَ النَّوْمْ The story time is before bed هَذَا مَا نَفْعَلُهُ كُلًّ يَوْمْ this is what we do everyday…

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Join the Struggle with Mashrou‘ Leila and Roman Posted by on Sep 9, 2017

Marhaba! It is no secret to anyone that I love the Arabic band Mashrou‘ Leila. I have already featured some of their songs earlier on this blog, Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Kalaam and Sing with Mashrou’ Leila Lil Watan. Today I am going to present you with a fairly new song that they have released…

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