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Dealing with Arabic Numbers Part Two Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

In the previous post, we covered الأرقام numbers (واحِد إلى عَشرة (١٠–١. In this post, we’ll be continuing on from 11 and beyond.  Before we begin, take a look at the random numbers below, which ones can you make out? الأرقام من أحدَ عَشَر إلى تِسْعَة عَشَر (١١–١٩) Numbers ١١ to ١٩ share a common…

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Ramadan in Egypt is special حاجة تانية Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

Welcome to a new blog post 🙂 In this post, we’re going to study a lovely song by the amazing Emirati singer المطرب الإماراتي الرائع: Hussain Al-Jassmi حسين الجسمي. As is the case in each Ramadan, Hussain sings a special song as a way  كطريقة لِـ to celebrate للاحتفال بـ the holy month of Ramadan…

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TbAhij: Libyan Dish to serve during Ramadan Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

We’re one week into Ramadan. So, Ramadan Kareem رمضان كريم again   to those serving this month of fasting 🙂 I would like to introduce to a savoury Libyan dish; it’s called TbAhij طْباهِجْ. It’s a traditional dish طبق تقليدي that is considered an appetiser يعتبر نوع من المقبلات or a side dish أو طبق…

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Another Ramadan رَمَضان During the Coronavirus Pandemic Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Ramadan رَمَضان is here so رَمَضان كَريم! ☺Despite this being the second رَمَضان during the pandemic, many people are still trying to keep the رَمَضان spirit going. In this post, I thought we’d first read a news update in Modern Standard Arabic regarding the danger of gatherings during رَمَضان in Middle Eastern countries. We’ll then…

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Ramadan came to us رمضان جانا Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

Ramadan Kareem رمضان كريم   to those serving this month of fasting 🙂 It’s just been announced  in – Saudi Arabia – that tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan غدًا هو أول أيام رمضان. So, I would like to share with you an old song that celebrates the start of Ramadan. It’s in Egyptian…

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Describing the Ideal Friend الصَّديق المِثالي Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

In this post, I thought we would learn how to describe what we think is a true friend صَديق حَقيقي or an ideal friend صَديق مِثالي in Arabic. We’ll look at vocabulary that will help us list possible friend qualities and answer questions. We’ll also watch a video showing pedestrians in Jordan being asked about…

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Helping homeless cats during the pandemic Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

We all probably heard of cat cafes مقاهي القطط before, but not many of us heard of a café for homeless cats مقهى للقطط المشرّدة! Yes, there is one! In Sweden J Unlike in other countries, the café stayed open المقهى ظل مفتوحًا during the pandemic خلال الجائحة  and the demand الطلب  is higher أعلى…

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