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Listening Answer, Saudi women driving Posted by on Jun 29, 2018

This post presents the answer of the listening comprehension exercise presented earlier on Saudi women who have been allowed to drive for the first time. English questions and answers: 1- What does ‘Hissa’ say about the first time she drives? Hissa says that it is a historic day and she is very excited to drive…

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Listening – Saudi women driving Posted by on Jun 29, 2018

This week is historic for Saudi women who have been allowed to drive for the first time. This video deals with this important topic. Watch  the video and answer the questions that follow. You can use the additional vocabulary list to assist your comprehension. Answer the following questions in English: What does ‘Hissa’ say about…

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Eid Al-fitr song: ‘We will sing’ 2 – سنُغنِّي (in spoken Arabic) Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

Last week, we looked at an Eid-related song, produced by Zain (see clip below). As the song was in Standard Arabic, it’s a good idea to learn how to say each line of the song in both Syrian and Egyptian Arabic. Below, you will find the original lyrics of the song (in standard Arabic). Each…

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Relative Clauses in Arabic Posted by on Jun 23, 2018

A relative clause is a clause (i.e. part of a sentence that does make a complete meaning) that begins with a relative pronoun. It is also called adjective clause. It functions as an adjective because it provides more information (i.e. describes) the noun or pronoun that come before it. In Arabic, it is called جُمْلَة…

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Eid Al-fitr song: ‘We will sing’ – سنُغنِّي Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

The Eid spirit is still around us! I hope that those who celebrated Eid had a wonderful time with family and friends. In keeping with last week’s post, this week’s post will provide even more words and vocabulary related to Eid Al-fitr, through listening a song by Zain, about Eid. So we can learn more…

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The Arabic Morphological Measure Posted by on Jun 14, 2018

The Arabic morphological measure المِيْزَان الصَّرْفِي is a measure that is proposed by Arabic grammarians to know and weigh the structure of words. It helps in understanding the internal structure of words, namely knowing whether the constituent letters of a word are essential or additional, and in deriving new words from the same root. The…

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Vocabulary Treasure Hunt: Eid Al-fitr عيد الفطر Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

We’re only a day or two away from Eid Al-Fitr عيد الفطر . So, the post today is dedicated to مُخَصَّصْ لِ this occasion by providing you with some words and vocabulary that you can be often used and heard in relation to this occasion. The post consists of two parts: in the first one…

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