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Letter of the Week (ظ) Thaa Posted by on May 27, 2020

Moving on to our sixteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ظ). Compared to other Arabic letters, you won’t find as many words beginning with the letter ظ, which is why in this post, I included various words that both begin and have the letter ظ in them, along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin…

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Eid Under lockdown العيد خلال الحظر Posted by on May 26, 2020

Today’s post is a quick report of what has been going on in social media during Eid and how Arabs expressed their feelings عبّروا عن مشاعرهم and reactions ردّات فعلهم  towards spending Eid under very different circumstances تجاه قضاء العيد في ظروف مختلفة  than most years! The post includes some of the hashtags  وسوم that…

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“Welcome Eid أهلًا بالعيد” – A Song Posted by on May 22, 2020

Baklawa

It’s the festive season again.. It’s just been announced that tomorrow is the last day of Ramadan and so Eid is on Sunday, the 24th. May. Kul  ʕaam  wa  antum  bi-khair كل عام وأنتم بخير  🙂 If you’d ask any Arab about a song they often associate with Eid, the song “Ahlan Ahlan Bil-Eid”, by…

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Letter of the Week (ط) Taa Posted by on May 20, 2020

Moving on to our fifteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ط), we will look at various words beginning with (ط) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ط. Initial طـ‎, as in the word “طالِب” meaning “student”. Medial ـطـ‎ ‍, as in the word “مَطَر”…

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Oman عُمان: through my eyes (2) Posted by on May 15, 2020

Nizwa Fort - Oman

Welcome back to this post about Oman. In this second part of the post, I continue to tell you about my experience in Oman عُمَان and its capital – Muscat  مَسْقَطْ to be specific. It’s Oman and not Amman عَمَّان by the way 😀 The latter is the capital of the Arabic country Jordan, but…

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Letter of the Week (ض) Dhod Posted by on May 13, 2020

Moving on to our fifteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ض), we will look at various words beginning with (ض) and learn why it is considered to be a very unique letter. In addition to reading a few Arabic jokes. 😄 Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ض. Initial ضـ‎…

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Ramadan Campaign: سنة الحياة Sunnet El-Hayaa Posted by on May 8, 2020

Our post this week is dedicated to an advert song أغنية لإعلان  that Orange (a mobile’s company, Egypt branch) launched أطلقته as part of its Ramadan campaign حملة رمضان  this year. The theme of the song موضوع الأغنية  is timely مناسب (لهذا الوقت)  as it sends a positive message رسالة إيجابية  to people by giving…

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