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Letter of the Week (ش) sheen Posted by on Apr 29, 2020

Moving on to our thirteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ش), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ش) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ش. Initial شـ‎, as in the word “شُبّاك” meaning “window”. Medial ـشـ‎ ‍, as in the…

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Listening Practice: Lebanese Arabic, 2 Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. A week ago, we started studying a short video clip in Lebanese Arabic. The video is a funny dialogue between a mother and her daughter about the Corona pandemic. After looking at the script in both Arabic and English, today I’m providing you with the Modern…

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Arab’s deep appreciation for food Posted by on Apr 24, 2020

Hummus

As it’s the first day of Ramadan, I would like to start by sending my warm regards to all learners who celebrate it 🙂 Ramadan Mubarak رمضان مبارك Since food is a popular topic موضوع شائع in this month, I decided to share with you some thoughts about the way food is perceived يُنظَر له …

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Letter of the Week (س) seen Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

Moving on to our twelfth letter of the Arabic alphabet (س), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (س) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter س. Initial سـ‎, as in the word “سَيّارة” meaning “car”. Medial ـسـ‎ ‍, as in the…

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Sham En-niseem Holiday in Egypt Posted by on Apr 20, 2020

easter eggs

Today marks اليوم يصادف the day of Sham En-niseem شم النسيم   which is an Egyptian national holiday عطلة وطنية مصرية  that is celebrated every year, on the Monday following Easter Sunday عيد القيامة  , which was yesterday 19th April, according to the Eastern Orthodox church الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية الشرقية, that is based والتي يقع مقرّها  in…

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Listening Practice: Lebanese Arabic, 1 Posted by on Apr 17, 2020

Today, I have a fun video clip for you that you can listen to if you would like to improve your listening in Lebanese Arabic. The video is based on a short dialogue between a mother and her 4-year-old daughter that’s taking place during home quarantine period فترة الحجر المنزلي. In the first part of…

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Letter of the Week (ز) zayn Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

Moving on to our eleventh letter of the Arabic alphabet (ز), we will look at various words beginning with (ز) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ز. Initial ز‎, as in the word “زُجاج” meaning “glass”. Medial ـﺰ‎ ‍, as in the word “وَزير”…

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