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Grocery Shopping in Arabic Part Two Posted by on Dec 30, 2020

In this post, we’ll continue learning more food vocabulary such as تَوابِل/ بَهارات spices, أعشاب herbs and more فَواكِه fruits and خُضار vegetables. We’ll also be looking at a conversation between Dana and her son Bilal at the supermarket. Dana is planning a dinner for some relatives and would like to make مَحْشي الكوسا والباذِنجان…

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Merry Christmas, from Fairuz – ليلة عيد Posted by on Dec 24, 2020

Welcome to this blog post مرحبًا بكم في هذه التدوينة. Christmas is here! Merry Christmas to all عيد ميلاد مجيد للجميع. 🎅🎅🎅 Today, I’d like to introduce you to the Arabic version of النسخة العربية من Jingle Bell song أغنية أجراس الميلاد  that is performed by Fairuz فيروز – the iconic Lebanese singer. The song is called…

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Grocery Shopping in Arabic Part One Posted by on Dec 23, 2020

In this post, we’ll be looking at a conversation between Sameera who is doing her weekly shopping التسوق and the grocer who will help Sameera with her list of groceries. But before we get into that, I thought we could look at the five food groups المَجموعات الغِذائية or مجموعات الطعام in Arabic and learn…

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World Arabic Language Day Posted by on Dec 21, 2020

Last Friday يوم الجمعة الماضية, the 18th. Dec. 2020, was the world Arabic language day اليوم العالمي للغة العربية. In 2012, UNESCO -منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتربية والعلم والثقافة  – decided to dedicate  قررت أن تُخصّص this day هذا اليوم to celebrate the Arabic language للاحتفال باللغة العربية , its diversity وتنوّعها and legacy وإرثها…

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Environmental Wonders عجائب بيئية of Coronavirus Part Two Posted by on Dec 16, 2020

In last week’s post, we learned some new Arabic vocabulary surrounding the topic of “environment” البيْئة. We watched the first segment of a clip from Al-Jazeera talking about some of the environmental wonders caused by coronavirus فيروس كورونا  in that due to people being quarantined في الحَجر الصِحي  and the closing of factories المَصانِع, air…

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Coronavirus Vaccine (2) لقاح فيروس كورونا Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. In the first part of this blog (click here to check), we started looking at an article that announces the news of Covid-19 vaccine اللُّقاح المضاد لفيروس كورونا that has been approved الذي تمت الموافقة عليه  by the UK من قِبل المملكة المتحدة . While we…

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Coronavirus Vaccine (1) لقاح فيروس كورونا Posted by on Dec 10, 2020

A few days ago, the UK’s prime minister وزير خارجية المملكة المتحدة announced أعلن that the UK has authorised أن المملكة المتحدة قد وافقت على  the use of the COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer استخدام لقاح فايزر المُضاد لفيروس كورونا. With this news, UK has become أصبحت the first western country أول دولة غربية to approve تُقِرّ…

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