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Listening Comprehension Answers: Today’s Phenomenon Posted by on Mar 20, 2015

    Ahlan Arabic lovers! Today was a special and exceptional day for astronomy scientists and for some people who are interested in the astronomical phenomenon. The day witnessed a total eclipse of the sun in some areas. In this post, I present the answers to the Listening Comprehension Exercise: “Today’s Phenomenon”. To view the…

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Listening Comprehension Exercise: Today’s Phenomenon Posted by on Mar 20, 2015

شــَــاهــِــدْ الــفــِــيــديــُــو ، و اِســتــمــع إلــى الــتــقــريــر ، ثــُــمَّ أجـِــبْ عـَــن الأســئــلــة الــتــَّــالــِــيــَـــة : Watch this video, listen to the report and then answer the following questions: الأســـْـــئــِـــلــة Questions عــَــنْ أى ظــاهــرة فــلــكــيــة يــتــحــدَّث الــفــيــديـــو؟       1) Which astronomical phenomenon the video talks about? فــى أى الــمــنــاطــق مــِــن الــعــالــَــم يــُــمــكــن رؤيــة هــذه الــظــاهــرة ؟  2)…

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Arabic in Outer Space (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

It can be funny to see that if you randomly ask young people in the Arab world today: — “What is الثُريَّـــــــــــا (al-Thuraya)?” They would almost all answer you that it is the name of a major telephone company, if not simply a chandelier, or a ceiling light hanging above our heads at home in the…

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Arabic in the Sky: Top 200+ Astronomical Words of Arabic Origin Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

In fact, most of the astronomical terms referring to stars today come from Arabic, while others are Greek, and some remain of origin unknown. Some of the very old star names originated with people who dwelled in شبه الجزيـــــــــرة العربيــــــــة (the Arabian Peninsula) several thousand years ago. But then, with the spread of Islam, many…

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