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Lebanon: Immigration Wave (3) موجة هجرة Posted by on Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the third part of this post where we’re still learning about the topic of the current wave of migration in Lebanon موجة الهجرة الحالية في لبنان. In the last two posts, we started looking at the language used in the report (short video clip in Lebanese Arabic), in details. In the previous post…

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Expressing One’s Feelings and Emotions in MSA and Levantine Arabic Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

Have you ever tried expressing how you feel in Arabic? Besides feeling happy or sad, what other مَشاعِر feelings or عَواطِف emotions do you know in Arabic? In this post, we’ll look at words for expressing مَشاعِر and عَواطِف in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Levantine Arabic. Let’s begin with the positive ones. 😊…

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Lebanon: Immigration Wave (2) موجة هجرة Posted by on Aug 24, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this post. It is a listening post that is dedicated to the topic of موضوع the current immigration wave موجة الهجرة الحالية in Lebanon في لبنان. Last week, we started studying the language of a short video clip and looked at a list of key words  الكلمات الرئيسية as…

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Question Words in Levantine Arabic Posted by on Aug 19, 2020

مرحبا! 🙂 In this post, we’ll be looking at the question or interrogative words (who, what, where, why, when, how, which) in Levantine Arabic with examples along with a reminder of what the question words are in اللُغة العَرَبية الفُصحى Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). First, can you recall which Arabic speaking countries use the Levantine…

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Lebanon: Immigration Wave (1) موجة هجرة Posted by on Aug 17, 2020

Lebanon has recently reached a point of collapse وصلت إلى نقطة انهيار that affected all aspects of life. In addition to the political corruption الفساد السياسي , the high prices غلاء الأسعار  and unemployment  البطالة have worsened  زادت سوءً as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The current situation الموقف الحالي in Lebanon is the…

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Letter of the Week (ي) yaa Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

Moving on to our twenty eighth and last letter of the Arabic alphabet (ي)! I hope you found this series of posts helpful in your Arabic learning. As always, let’s look at various words beginning with (ي) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ي…

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History of Arabic ice cream: “Booza” Posted by on Aug 10, 2020

Do you know that there’s a unique Arabic version of the ice cream المُثلّجات we know and eat today? The Arabic ice cream is called بوظة BooZa and it started in a specific city in the Middle East. El-BooZa is a type of frozen dessert نوع من الحلويّات المجمّدة that was made for the first…

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