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Coronavirus: فيروس كورونا والحرارة Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

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What if you experience a rise in your body temperature ارتفاع في درجة حرارتك ? Instead of panicking  الشعور بالهلع /الذعر right away, we could educate ourselves تثقيف أنفسنا  about the possible link احتمال وجود صلة between having corona virus فيروس كورونا and high temperature درجة الحرارة مرتفعة  and whether a high temperature actually means…

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Letter of the Week (ح) Haa Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

Moving on to our fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ح), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ح) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ح. Initial حـ‎, as in the word “حَزين” meaning “sad”. Medial ـحـ‎ ‍, as in the…

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Learn about IWD يوم المرأة العالمي Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

Yesterday, the world celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) اليوم العالمي للمرأة , which is an annual event حدث سنوي  that takes place on the 8th. March every year. Today, we’re going to learn some facts about this day, the reasons behind it and how it became an annual celebration احتفال سنوي . To do…

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Relative pronouns in Spoken Arabic, 2 Posted by on Mar 6, 2020

In the first part of this post, we started discussing s subtle aspect of Arabic grammar, and that is that of relative pronouns ضمائر الوصل. To recap, a relative pronoun is a pronoun that follows a noun in order to elaborate on it and add extra information about it. In the second part of the…

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Letter of the Week (ج) jeem Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

Moving on to our second letter of the Arabic alphabet (ج), we will look at various words and phrases beginning with (ج) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter ج. Initial جـ‎, as in the word “جِسْر” meaning “bridge”. Medial ـجـ‎ ‍, as in the…

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Relative pronouns in Spoken Arabic, 1 Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

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In this post, we’re going to look at a subtle aspect of Arabic grammar that can be confusing for some learners of Spoken Arabic, even advanced ones. This aspect is that of relative pronouns ضمائر الوصل A relative pronoun is a pronoun that follows a noun in order to add extra information about it, in…

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Letter of the Week (ث) thaa Posted by on Feb 26, 2020

Moving on to our fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ث), we will look at a number of vocabulary words beginning with ث, though there may not be many Arabic words that begin with ث, the Arabic word for “culture” being ثَقافة begins with ث and this post will focus on some of the major…

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