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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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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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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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‎El-Funoun Dance Troupe فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية Posted by on Aug 25, 2021

Are you interested in folklore التُّراث الشَّعبي/الفولكلور? Have you attended any performance by a folklore dance group فِرقة رَقْص فولكلوري? What comes to mind when you think of فرقة رقص فولكلوري? I assume they have a lot of pride الفَخْر since they express their love for their culture الثَّقافة and homeland الوَطَن through the art…

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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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Laylat Al-Qadr Posted by on May 26, 2019

It is the holy month of Ramadan, and today is the 21st of Ramadan, so we started the last ten days of the holy month. The last ten days are particularly important for Muslims because they include ليلة القدر ‘the Night of Decree’ or ‘the Night of Destiny’. This is a very special night for…

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Words and Phrases Used During Ramadan Posted by on May 8, 2019

In this post, we’ll be learning words and phrases that you’ll hear during Ramadan. Let’s begin with wishing someone a happy Ramadan! !رَمَضان كَريم      Have a generous Ramadan! !رَمَضان مُبارك    Have a blessed Ramadan! !كُل عام وأنت بِخير   May you be well every year! (Note: This phrase is also used for Eid…

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