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Mohammad Ghani Hikmat (1929 – 2011) Posted by on Apr 21, 2016

   Ahlan أهــْــلاً, Arabic lovers! Yesterday, Google Middle East celebrated the 87th anniversary of Mohammad Ghani Hikmat مـحـمـد غـانـي حـكـمـت showing one of his famous monuments called “Saving the Iraqi Culture”. So, I thought it is a good chance to write a short biography about the man. Hikmat was one of the most important Iraqi…

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Mandaeans Posted by on Mar 21, 2016

Many people think of the Arab world as a homogenous region containing one religion and one ethnicity only, however there is a wide variety of ethnicities and religions in the Arab world. In this post, I present some information about the Mandaeans (الصابئة المندائيون).   In the Arab world, Mandaeans live mainly in Iraq, Syria…

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Can the Iraqi Star Kazem el-Saher Make your Passion Grow? Posted by on Jun 23, 2013

Marhaba! Music is an essential tool in learning a new language. Popular culture in general can help beginners, intermediate and advanced learners to learn about a language. The cultural twists, values and beliefs of most languages are usually reflected in songs among other mediums of popular culture. By far the Arabic language is an extremely…

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The ABC of MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) Posted by on May 24, 2012

Al Jazeera turned into a powerhouse name that nearly everyone knows today; some also know Al Arabiya—But how about the MBC, a.k.a. The Middle East Broadcasting Center, does it ring a bell? No, it is not yet another Arabic-language Satellite channel that just got off the ground… In fact, just last year, the MBC group celebrated its 20th anniversary. ♦ Who owns…

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The World Speaks to the Arab World—In Arabic! Posted by on May 23, 2012

Since the Arab world represents a highly strategic area, many foreign powers have launched their own Arabic-speaking TV channels to spread their views and outlook on major world events. In other words, الرَّأي العـــــــام (public opinion) of Arab nations has become, more than ever, المصلحــــة القوميـــــــة (the national interest) of many powers in the world. سكـــــــاي…

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Surprise! The New Funniest Arab-Speaking Comedian is—Korean! Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

My friends, if you were under the impression that you would never have a fighting chance at mastering Arabic, lest it be your Mother tongue, then you may wish to reconsider that thought once you’ve seen this! Please, brace yourself to meet وُنهـــــــــــــــــو تشونـــــــــــــــغ (Wonho Chung), a never-seen-before Korean comedian. Yes, “Korean comedian”, you got that…

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Quick Intro to “Classy Insults” in Classical Arabic Posted by on Mar 13, 2012

!لا تَفْجَعُـــــــــــــوا يا أَصْدِقَــــــــــائي (Don’t panic, my friends!) Today’s post is not yet another vulgar compilation of الكلام الفاحش (profanities) such as the ones you can often run into on the Web in almost any language… Not at all. What you will find here is a quick intro to rather “classier” examples and paradigms of how insults…

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