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Everyday Arabic Handwriting Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

As an Arabic learner, you are probably accustomed to reading printed Arabic and Arabic handwriting خَط اليَد that is written in a way that is legible مَقروء for learners. Not to be confused with Arabic calligraphy الخَط العربي, which is an art form meant for decorating and sacred scripture. In this post, we’ll be looking…

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The Traditional Sobhiye الصبحية التقليدية Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

Marhaba readers! Since the moment you are born into an Arab family, you learn that there are two things that are sacred : family and the sobhiye. . Sobhiye doesn’t have a literal translation in English, because it is a concept born in the Middle-East. A sobhiye is sharing a morning coffee with a group…

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Learning Arabic in an Arab Country Posted by on Sep 11, 2019

Have you ever thought of traveling to an Arab country to improve your Arabic or learn the dialect of that country, or both? Many Arabic language students are venturing abroad to the Middle East for a unique immersion experience. By living in an Arabic speaking country, you can study the language at universities or centers…

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Three Very Common Arabic Words Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

If you’ve had the opportunity to listen to Arabic speakers have everyday conversations or watch Arabic T.V shows, you most probably have heard three commonly used words. Can you try to guess what they could be? They are (يَعني، خَلَص، يَلّا). I myself use them for sure every day. In this post, I will be…

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Plugging English Words into Everyday Arabic Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

Growing up in Jordan, over the years, I have noticed a significant increase of using English alongside Arabic in people’s everyday speech. Of course, Modern Standard Arabic remains untouched. Here, I focus on everyday dialectical Arabic and how English has penetrated Jordanian’s everyday speech. Sometimes certain Arabic words are replaced with English words. I will…

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What You Find at a Maza Breakfast Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

For the last twenty days, I’ve been visiting family in Jordan and Turkey and enjoying maza breakfasts every morning. I think when Arabic breakfast comes to mind, some may think only of hummus and falafel. But, an Arabic breakfast spread has so much more variety. In this post we’ll be learning about some common Arabic…

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The Anatomy of the Face Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Marhaba readers! They say the eyes are the mirror of the soul, but what about the rest of the face? In this article we will learn the anatomy of the face in Arabic. First of all, the entire head is called = الرأس (Al Raas), the neck= الرقبة (Al Rakaba) and the shoulders =الأكتاف (Al…

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