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Juha and His Donkey: Another Tale Posted by on Mar 2, 2022

Last week, we listened and read a tale about the famous Juha character شخصية جحا المشهورة whose funny tales حكايات/قصص مُضحِكة are full of wit الذكاء and wisdom الحِكمة. Do you recall what it was about? This week, we’ll read a very short and funny tale about جحا وحماره. We’ll then do a short exercise…

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Libyan Recipe: Bazeen بازين Posted by on Feb 25, 2022

In this post, you will be introduced to the number 1 (savoury) dish in Libya – it’s El-Bazeen البازين. Bazeen is one of the most known delicious and sophisticated dishes across Libya. Tunisia is probably the only other country that makes this dish but is cooked differently. In that sense, El-Bazeen is really unique to…

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Mahraganaat Music أغاني المهرجانات – Part 3 Posted by on Feb 21, 2022

Welcome to the last part of this blog post series Mahraganaat Music. Last week, we started studying the lyrics of a specific example of this type music; a song called: إنتِ قلبي you’re my heart that is performed by Omar Kamaal & Shaima Al-Maghrabi.  The 2nd half of the lyrics, in Arabic & English, are provided below…

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Mahraganaat Music أغاني المهرجانات – Part 2 Posted by on Feb 14, 2022

Welcome to the second part of this blog post where we’re focusing on a new trend اتجاه/ نمط جديد in Egyptian music And that is Mahraganaat Music. Last week, we started learning about this type of music and listened to some very popular examples. Today, we’re going to study the lyrics of a specific example…

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Mahraganaat Music أغاني المهرجانات – Part 1 Posted by on Feb 7, 2022

In today’s blog post, we’re going to talk about a specific musical genre نوع من الموسيقى that has recently emerged ظهرت مؤخرًا within the music industry مجال صناعة الموسيقى in Egypt. This trend توجّه is called Mahraganat Music/ songs موسيقى/أغاني المهرجانات. This blog post series will explore this term, its meaning & its purpose as well as…

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الوداع Saying Goodbye in Arabic Posted by on Feb 2, 2022

In this post, we’ll look at the most common ways to say goodbye in Modern Standard Arabic as well as in Levantine Arabic. ✨If you were to part with someone and wanted to say goodbye in Arabic, which phrase comes to mind? How many ways to say goodbye do you know? Would you know which…

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Funny Scene: Family dinner outing – Part 4 Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

Welcome to the final part of this series of blog posts where we’re studying a funny scene in Egyptian Arabic. The short clip is from a very popular TV series that is called سابع جار  > The seventh neighbour. Over the last 3 weeks/ blog posts, we studied the transcript in Arabic (Egyptian & Standard)…

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