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The Vocative Particle يا Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

As Arabic language learners, you have most likely seen and heard the vocative particle يا being used before nouns. Can you think of any examples? In this post, I thought we’d understand its purpose in Arabic and look at how it is used through reading and listening to examples. Does the vocative case happen to…

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Mother’s Day: how did it start? (part 2) Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. In the previous post, we started learning about Mother’s Day عيد الأم and how it’s differently celebrated around the world. In today’s post, you will have another exercise to work on. Also, you will be able to check your answers to last week’s exercise…

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Arabic Proverbs الأمْثال العَرَبيّة Part Two Posted by on Mar 24, 2021

In the previous post, we looked at a number of Arabic proverbs الأمْثال العَرَبيّة and their meanings. In this post, we’ll continue reading and listening to more proverbs and also read in Arabic about how people tend to come up with sayings that express a certain تَجْرِبة experience, عاطِفة/إحساس feeling, فِكْرة thought, etc., and the…

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Mother’s Day: how did it start? (part 1) Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

Welcome to a new post. Yesterday, the Arab world celebrated Mother’s Day عيد الأم. As you probably know, countries around the world celebrate this occasion on different dates في تواريخ مختلفة and in different ways بطرق مختلفة . Below is a video clip, by Cairo Time, which briefly talks about this difference. In today’s post and…

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Arabic Proverbs الأمْثال العَربِيّة Part One Posted by on Mar 17, 2021

In this post, I thought we’d read, listen, and ponder نتأمّل a number of Arabic proverbs أمثال عربية. As I have mentioned in previous posts that include Arabic poetry الشِعْر العَرَبي, as an Arabic language learner, one can gain a deeper insight into the richness of the language and its culture when experiencing its literature…

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How to make Libyan Shakshooka? Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

Welcome to a new post. In today’s post, I will introduce you to a traditional Arabic meal  وجبة عربية تقليدية that is called Shakshooka شكشوكة , which means something that is mixed and put together, referring to the way this meal is cooked. Below, I will show you the Libyan version of it الطريقة الليبية…

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At the Pharmacy في الصَيْدلِيّة Posted by on Mar 10, 2021

In this post, I thought we’d learn some vocabulary that can help us get what we need from a pharmacy صَيْدلِيّة and how to speak with a pharmacist صَيْدَلي / صَيدلاني. Some of the vocabulary could be used to speak with a doctor طَبيْب as well. We’ll then read and listen to some general information…

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