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World Mental Health Day يوم الصحة النفسية العالمي – Part 1 Posted by on Oct 25, 2021

In this month, the world celebrates يَحْتَفِل العَالَمُ بِـ the Mental Health Day يوم الصحة النفسية. It is celebrated on the 10th. October of each year.  This post (made up of 2 parts) studies a short video clip, produced by BBC Arabic, which discusses (in Standard Arabic) five ways in which خمس طرق التي يستطيع…

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Discussing opinions in Levantine Arabic (2) Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

Welcome to the 2nd part of this blog post 🙂 مرحبا بكم في الجزء الثاني من هذه المدوّنة. Last week, we started studying ways that one can use to discuss their opinion مناقشة آرائهم in Arabic, particularly Syrian Arabic اللهجة السوريّة. We particularly looked at expressions that can be used to express/state an opinion التعبير عن…

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Key Points for Making Arabic Sentences with Verbs  Posted by on Oct 13, 2021

In this post, I thought we’d look at the basic essential points for creating Arabic sentences using verbs. If you happen to already be familiar with these points, perhaps it can serve as a review. 🤓 🎇First of all, Arabic verbs change according to the subject (who/what) is carrying out the action.  ✨Here we have…

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Discussing opinions in Levantine Arabic (1) Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

Welcome to a new post 🙂 مرحبا بكم في مدوّنة جديدة. Our topic today is opinions وجهات النظر/ الآراء . We will be learning how one can express/state their opinion يعبّر عن رأيه as well as asking others for their opinion يسأل الآخرين عن آرائهم in Arabic, particularly Syrian Arabic اللهجة السوريّة. This post will focus…

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The Old Damascene House البيت الدمشقي القديم Part Two Posted by on Oct 6, 2021

In this part two post, we’ll continue listening to a clip about the old Damascus style houses and answer some questions. I have provided the Arabic transcription to help you follow along as you listen to the speakers and an English translation below. Again, you’ll hear the reporter speaking in Modern Standard Arabic when describing…

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Song: ‘We love you بِنْحِبِّكْ’ *Egypt مَصْرْ* Posted by on Oct 4, 2021

Today, I would like to share with you a patriotic song. أغنية وطنية, by the iconic Syrian singer – Assala Nasri أصالة نصري. The song is in Egyptian Arabic and was released last summer. Apart from the fact that most Arabs love Egypt, Assala has a special bond with Egypt as she has settled in…

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