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Christmas song أغنية عيد الميلاد: “Knock on their doors” Posted by on Dec 23, 2021

Welcome to one of my last blog posts for this year 2021 مرحبًا بكم في واحدة من آخر تدويناتي في هذا العام ٢٠٢١. Christmas is here جاء عيد الميلاد! Merry Christmas to all عيد ميلاد مجيد للجميع In Arabic, the phrase عيد الميلاد (with the definite milad> al-milaad الميلاد) means: The birth day and is…

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Song: And my eyes are wide awake وعيوني سهارى Posted by on Dec 13, 2021

Today’s post is about a song from Libyan Folklore. It’s called وَعْيُوني سَهًارى, which means ‘And my eyes are wide awake’. The version of the song we’re studying today is a ‘modernised’ version نُسْخَة حَدِيثَة of the older version of the song, which was performed by a Libyan singer, called Salaam Qadri سلام قدري. The…

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Global Tales حكايات عالمية Posted by on Dec 6, 2021

Welcome to a new post. Today, I’d like to share with you a unique theme song of an old TV cartoon show برنامج رسوم متحركة from my childhood. The cartoon is called “Global Tales” and it was released  تم إصداره in Japan in 1979. It was then adapted and dubbed into Standard Arabic تمت…

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7th pledge of Allegiance Anniversary ذكرى البيعة السابعة Posted by on Nov 22, 2021

Two weeks ago, Saudis celebrated احتفل السعوديون بـ the 7th. anniversary الذكرى السابعة of the time when they first pledged تعهّدوا للمرة الأولى allegiance بالولاء to king Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود back in November, 2014. His official ascension to the throne تولّيه الرسمي العرش took place in…

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Children’s Song in Lebanese Arabic Posted by on Nov 15, 2021

Today’s post is dedicated to an old children’s song that I used to listen to and enjoy as a kid! The song titled: جدّي عندو جنينة My grandpa has a small farm and it’s in Lebanese Arabic. The song used to be streamed as part of the Lebanese children’s programme برنامج الأطفال اللبناني called: “How…

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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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Song: Thursday is lovely الخميس حَبُّوب Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Thursdays are very special in the Arab world (or they were until recently). Today’s post is dedicated to a song about Thursdays. The song is about the great musician الموسيقي and composer الملحّن Mohamed Rahim محمد رحيم. The song is in Egyptian Arabic and it’s so much fun! Before we study the lyrics, I’ll start…

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