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Archive for July, 2019

What’s at the Stationery Store in Arabic? Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

In this post, we’ll be looking at items you’ll find at any stationery store or bookstore in Arabic. In the Arab world, you can find separate stationery stores usually called “مَكتبة”. This word, as you may already know is also used for “library”. These stores sell stationery items الأدوات المكتبية such as school and office…

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Top 3 Culturally Rich Countries in the Middle-East Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

Marhaba readers! The Middle-East has long been known for it’s mysterious and mystical energy; for years, tourists visited our countries for a taste of our culture and a sip of our coffee. As you walk through our old souks bustling with life, you can’t help but feel the Aladdin vibe as if you were gonna…

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Case marking and agreement in verbal sentences Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

In this post, we learn how to case mark verbal sentences. The verbal sentence (الجملة الفعلية) is a sentence that begins by a verb. The verbal sentence has two main components: the verb (الفعل), the subject (الفاعل), especially if the verb is non-transitive. If the verb is transitive, there is also a third element, i.e. …

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What’s at the Arabic Bakery? Posted by on Jul 24, 2019

You’ve probably tried pita bread خُبْز before but having fresh طازَج baked pita bread from your local bakery مَخبَز مَحلي is something else. Living in Jordan, I had gotten used to walking to the bakery and getting fresh bread, pastries, and sweets at any time. Now, living in the US, buying bread from a regular…

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“Money” in Arabic Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

When visiting an Arab country, it’s good to know “money” related vocabulary. Knowing your numbers is of course crucial, but understanding words like “money”, “change”, “currency”, etc. will come in handy. Also, knowing more Arabic will help you in places where you have to bargain يُساوِم. In this post, we’re going to look at Arabic…

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The Many Meanings of طيب Tayib in Arabic Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Tayib طيب is an Arabic word which can have many different meanings in both standard Arabic and Arabic dialects. طيب can be written using different short vowels making it either a noun or a verb. It can also be interpreted differently based on context and even gestures used when saying the word.  As an Arabic…

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Nature in Arabic Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

The purpose of this post is to help you name things you see outside every day in Arabic. Such as, trees, sky, grass, etc. It’s good practice to always try to name what you see to help you remember. We don’t all have language partners to practice the language with. Sometimes we have to say…

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