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Archive for August, 2019

Plugging English Words into Everyday Arabic Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

Growing up in Jordan, over the years, I have noticed a significant increase of using English alongside Arabic in people’s everyday speech. Of course, Modern Standard Arabic remains untouched. Here, I focus on everyday dialectical Arabic and how English has penetrated Jordanian’s everyday speech. Sometimes certain Arabic words are replaced with English words. I will…

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What You Find at a Maza Breakfast Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

For the last twenty days, I’ve been visiting family in Jordan and Turkey and enjoying maza breakfasts every morning. I think when Arabic breakfast comes to mind, some may think only of hummus and falafel. But, an Arabic breakfast spread has so much more variety. In this post we’ll be learning about some common Arabic…

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The Anatomy of the Face Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Marhaba readers! They say the eyes are the mirror of the soul, but what about the rest of the face? In this article we will learn the anatomy of the face in Arabic. First of all, the entire head is called = الرأس (Al Raas), the neck= الرقبة (Al Rakaba) and the shoulders =الأكتاف (Al…

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Basic Technology Terms in Arabic and How to Write in Arabizi Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

Have you ever thought of switching your phone or computer to Arabic? Try it for a day and see what terms you understand such as “username”, “save”, “delete”, etc. In this post, we’ll be looking at technology vocab in Arabic. Keep in mind, some terms are the same used in English. You’ll also find that…

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