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Listening Comprehension Exercise: Sheep-raising in Sudan Posted by on Sep 10, 2015

اِســتــمــع إلــى الــتــقــريــر ، ثــُــمَّ أجـِــبْ عـَــن الأســئــلــة الــتــَّــالــِــيــَـــة:  Listen to the report and then answer the following questions:   الأســـْـــئــِـــلــة Questions مــا هــو اســم الــراعــي؟       1) What is the name of the shepherd? كــم عــدد قــطــيــع الــضــأن الــمــســئــول عــنــه الــراعــي و أخــيــه؟  2) How many sheep are the shepherd and his brother responsible…

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Something will remain between us; Farouk Gweedah Posted by on May 31, 2015

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Today, I am presenting a very touching love poem. It is called “Something will remain between us شــيءٌ ســيــبــقــى بــيــنــنــا“. The poem was written by the great contemporary Egyptian poet and writer Farouk Gweedah فــاروق جــويــدة . He is famous all over the Arab world. Gweedah has written a lot…

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Making requests in MSA and ECA Posted by on Nov 24, 2012

To learn a diaglossic language like Arabic, you need to know both the formal variety (Modern Standard Arabic) and a colloquial variety. In Arabic, there are many colloquial dialects that differ geographically! In this post, I will give you some expressions which you can use to make requests in both Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic…

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Fisal’s Dictionary: “to read” Posted by on Jan 28, 2012

     Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary to discover some of its secrets. We will look up the root verb قرأ   and explore some of its derivatives. * قــَـرأ    [V. T.] = to read.                             Ex. – قــَـرأ محمدٌ الخطابَ  = Mohammad read the letter.   …

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