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الأكِل الصِحّي Healthy Food Part Two Posted by on Feb 24, 2021

In this post, we’ll be watching the second part of a video (in Jordanian Levantine) that talks about الأكِل الصِحّي healthy food that keeps us full longer. I have included a transcription and English translation to help you follow along. Last week we began by first reading a definition of الأكل الصحي in الفُصحى MSA…

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Hepta: The Movie Trailer – part 1 Posted by on Feb 22, 2021

Welcome to a new post 🙂 In the last post, we started learning about a romantic movie Hepta هيبتا. We then studied the lyrics of the movie’s theme song. This week, we’re going to look at the 2-minute long trailer of the movie المقطع الترويجي للفيلم and learn what is actually being said (The Arabic variety…

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الأكِل الصِحّي Healthy Food Part One Posted by on Feb 17, 2021

In this post, we’ll be watching the first part of a video (in Jordanian Levantine) that talks about الأكِل الصِحّي healthy food that keeps us full longer. I have included a transcription and English translation to help you follow along. Let’s begin with a definition of الأكل الصحي in الفُصحى MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) and…

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Hepta: the seven stages of love Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

Salaam Arabic learners السلام عليكم يا متعلّمي اللغة العربية 🙂 Yesterday – the 14th. Feb – was Valentines Day عيد الحب. This reminded me of a  romantic Egyptian movie فيلم مصري رومانسي  titled بعنوان: Hebta: the final lecture هيبتا: المحاضرة الأخيرة. In this post, we’re going to learn the lyrics of the theme song of…

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Learn about Minimalism – in Arabic (3) Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of this post – a listening/comprehension piece on the topic of minimalism التبسيط. In the last two parts of this post: here (1) & here (2), we had two audio clips to listen to and two exercises to work on. In this post, we will continue learning about…

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Mai Ziadeh مي زيادة: Arab Poet, Novelist and Feminist Posted by on Feb 10, 2021

In this post, I thought we could learn about a well-known شَخْصية عَرَبية Arab female figure other than أم كلثوم and فيروز. Have you heard of مَي زيادة Mai Ziadeh? Born in 1886, she was an Arab poet of Palestinian-Lebanese origin who was one of the leading female figures of النَهضة العَرَبية Al-Nahda (the Arab…

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Learn about Minimalism – in Arabic (2) Posted by on Feb 8, 2021

Welcome to the second part of this post: an advanced listening piece on the topic of Minimalism موضوع التبسيط. Last week, we started studying a short audio clip, in Standard Arabic, and listed some of the keywords related to the topic. There was one matching exercise to work on. In this post, there is another…

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