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‎El-Funoun Dance Troupe فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية Posted by on Aug 25, 2021

Are you interested in folklore التُّراث الشَّعبي/الفولكلور? Have you attended any performance by a folklore dance group فِرقة رَقْص فولكلوري? What comes to mind when you think of فرقة رقص فولكلوري? I assume they have a lot of pride الفَخْر since they express their love for their culture الثَّقافة and homeland الوَطَن through the art…

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Colloquial phrases: Arabic vs. English (2) Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

Last week, we started looking at popular English colloquial phrases عبارات عامية and the Arabic equivalent to them, both Standard and spoken Arabic (a rage of dialects). Last week, we looked at the first eight. We’re going to learn the other 8 in today’s post.   *To refresh your memory, you can visit last week’s…

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Arabic Comprehension and Grammar Exercise (2) Ibn Battuta Posted by on Aug 18, 2021

In this post, we have a fun Arabic comprehension and grammar exercise where we will extract grammatical structures and words from the text below about the famous Arab traveler known as Ibn Battuta ابن بطوطة. I thought this would be a good way to review your Arabic grammar and comprehension skills while learning about a…

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Colloquial phrases: Arabic vs. English (1) Posted by on Aug 16, 2021

One of the tricky aspects of learning most languages is colloquial expressions, which make an important part of the spoken dialect/variety of a language. Unless the learner is exposed to them, they are almost impossible to come up with them. In today’s post (and the next one), we’re going to look at sixteen popular English…

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Arabic Comprehension and Grammar Exercise (1) Posted by on Aug 11, 2021

In this post, we have a fun Arabic comprehension and grammar exercise where we will extract grammatical structures and words from the text below. I thought this would be a good way to review your Arabic grammar and comprehension skills. (see answers at end of post) 😎 رِحلة عُمر تَعيش نُهى مع عائِلَتُها الصَّغيرة في…

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Arabic proverbs about Cats! Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

Welcome to a new post مرحبا بكم في مدوّنة جديدة! Yesterday was the National Cat Day يوم القطط العالمي . On this occasion, and due to that fact that I’m a big cat fan ;), I dedicate today’s blog post to talk about some popular Arabic proverbs (in Standard & Vernacular Arabic) that use cats…

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Describing Possession in Arabic الإضافة Posted by on Aug 4, 2021

In this post, let’s practice the الإضافة structure. This structure, where two or more nouns are put back to back, is known as إضافة which literally means “addition”. Nothing can come between two words in an إضافة so if you want to add an adjective, it must come right at the end and must have the…

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