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Case marking of nominal sentences Posted by on Jun 29, 2019

Case marking (الإعراب) is a very important grammatical concept in Arabic. In this post, we learn how to case mark nominal sentences. The nominal sentence (الجملة الإسمية) is a sentence that begins by a noun or a pronoun. The nominal sentence has two main components: the subject (المبتدأ) and the predicate (الخبر). Both parts of…

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Celebrations in Arabic Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

What kind of celebrations احْتِفالات could you be invited to in an Arab country? In this post, we’ll look at four celebrations also common in English speaking countries and the useful phrases to say at these celebrations. Wedding reception عُرْس / زَفاف When invited to an Arabic wedding, expect it to be at a wedding…

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The Global Happiness Challenge Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

Marhaba readers! Yesterday June 20th was World Refugee Day. This day is dedicated to honor and raise awareness on the situation of refugees all around the world.   The UN General Assembly decided on December 2000 that June 2oth will be celebrated as World Refugee Day, an exposure that will helpfully shed light on their…

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Famous Arab Singers Who Sing in Standard Arabic Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

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When learning a new language, some learners like to begin listening to songs أغاني in that language. In the case of Arabic, you can find many Arabic songs of course, but most songs are in different dialects such as Egyptian, Lebanese, and gulf. So, if you’re learning standard Arabic, you’ll want to listen to تَسْتَمِع…

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Describe Your House in Arabic Part II Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

In last week’s post we learned how to describe our house; how many rooms, size, etc. In this post, we’ll be looking at things you find in these rooms (furniture, fixtures, objects, etc.) Side note: I’ve been trying to learn French and have been using sticky notes and sticking vocabulary such as these on the…

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The Hookah Lifestyle Posted by on Jun 10, 2019

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Hookah, shisha, arguileh or water-pipe tobacco is an instrument used for smoking or vaping flavored tobacco (Muaassal معسل) such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate and watermelon through a hose (نبريش).  Where does the hookah originate from? and when was it first used?   The hookah(الأرغيلة) was first introduced in the 1500s AD . Some people claim that the…

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Describe Your House in Arabic Part I Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

In this post, we’ll be looking at Arabic vocabulary for different rooms in a house/apartment and practice how we can describe the basic characteristics صِفات of a house. 🏡 In the picture below I have drawn a house with the names of the rooms in Arabic to help you remember. Of course, you can add…

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