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The Royal Opera House in Muscat Posted by on Apr 5, 2022

In this post, we’ll be learning about The Royal Opera House in Muscat, دار الأوبرا السلطانية في مسقط the capital of the Sultanate of Oman عُمان. It’s truly a magical place. I would love to attend a show عرض there if I ever get a chance to visit عُمان. Below is an excerpt in Arabic…

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Arabic music in Barcelona: Answers Posted by on Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this post that you could use to test your comprehension skills (listening in particular). Last week, I shared with you a short clip produced by BBC Arabic, which features a Syrian couple زوجين سوريين (living in Barcelona) who used an innovative solution ًحلًا مبتكرًا to deal with the feeling…

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Arabic music in Barcelona: Questions Posted by on Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the first part of this post. Today, I would like to share with you a video clip, produced by BBC Arabic, featuring an inspiring story قصة ملهمة of a Syrian couple لزوجين سوريين living in Barcelona. Since the early days of the lockdown منذ الأيام الأولى من الإغلاق الكامل , Ahmed and Aseel…

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Winter in Fairuz’s Love Songs (2) Posted by on Feb 21, 2020

This is the second part of my previous post where we started looking at the common theme of the connection between winter الشتاء and love الحب in Fairouz’s songs. The second song I chose is رجعت الشتوية  “Winter is back”. As in the previous song, the tone in this song is sad. The singer/girl (main…

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Winter in Fairuz’s Love Songs (1) Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

Girl alone on a rainy day

In this post, we’re going to learn about a common theme in Arabic music and that is the association between winter الشتاء and love الحب. In this post, I’m focusing on two works by the Lebanese singer – Fairuz – and look at the words/phrases used to address this theme. In the first part of…

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Famous Arab Singers Who Sing in Standard Arabic Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

جارة القمر الفنانة الكبيرة فيروز ريشة الفنان عصام عزوز

When learning a new language, some learners like to begin listening to songs أغاني in that language. In the case of Arabic, you can find many Arabic songs of course, but most songs are in different dialects such as Egyptian, Lebanese, and gulf. So, if you’re learning standard Arabic, you’ll want to listen to تَسْتَمِع…

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Palestinian Folkloric Song Posted by on May 18, 2018

This is a famous Palestinian folkloric song which tells a story of a tall polite young man who helps defend his village from gang attacks at the time of the British mandate. Below is the song with the translation of the beginning and the end. يا زريف الطول وقّف تاقلك … رايح عالغربة و…

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