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How to use the Dual form الْمُثَنَّى in Arabic? Part two Posted by on Jan 30, 2019

photo of the number two through hand gesture

Going back to talking about the Dual, in this post we’ll be focusing on applying the dual form to adjectives and verbs. Let’s first look at adjectives: A dual noun is modified by a dual adjective. For example: “two Iraqi (male) students” is طالبان عراقيان “two Iraqi (female) students” is طالبتان عراقيتان Remember: Any noun…

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4 Ways to Say Hello in Arabic Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

Marhaba! It’s Anastasia again! Here are 4 ways to say hello in Arabic. We are also going to learn what each word means and in what situation to use it.   Hello :  مرحباً   Pronunciation : Marhaban/Marhaba/Maraheb. Marhaba is the most popular word used for hello in Arabic. It is simple and cannot be confused with any…

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How to use the Dual form الْمُثَنَّى in Arabic? Part one Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

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Learning Arabic plurals is not easy, I’ll admit, but… we cannot forget the dual form in Arabic الْمُثَنَّى which is a separate form for talking about two people, things, or actions. It’s important to know how to use the dual in Arabic because we cannot simply use the plural form instead. The dual form can…

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Is Lebanon 🇱🇧 a safe country for travel? Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

Is Lebanon a safe country for travel is a question I get asked a lot. In fact, it’s the most frequent question asked on social media and on the internet about Lebanon. As I Lebanese citizen who has been touring the country for 23 years, it is “safe” to say it’s safe!    One of…

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Harissa /Basboosa /هريسة / بسبوسة (Semolina Cake) Posted by on Jan 16, 2019

Harissa, an Arabic dessert.

If you have tried any Middle Eastern desserts or sweets, I’m sure you have been craving تشتهي for more ever since. Some Arabic desserts can be difficult to make at home and not everyone lives near a Middle Eastern restaurant. So, I wanted to share a recipe وصفة for an easy Arabic dessert that you…

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Top 3 Nicknames for Lebanon Posted by on Jan 15, 2019

Lebanon has always been a country of many faces, a melting pot for cultures and religions, and a tourist attraction even at times of war. Geographically, Lebanon is considered one of the most important cross countries on the map. Culturally, it is very diverse and an example of coexisting. All of that and more made…

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Aqiqah – Celebrating the birth of a child! (العقيقة) Posted by on Jan 9, 2019

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Just got back from Jordan and Turkey where I spent the holiday with family and friends. I had just become a mother in August, and we wanted everyone to see the new grandchild حفيد. During our stay, my mother and father in law decided they wanted to perform “Aqiqah” عقيقة that is to sacrifice يضحي…

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