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Meet Mashrou3 Leila Posted by on Jan 30, 2013

Marhaba (مرحبا)! In this post, I want to introduce you all to one of my favorite Middle Eastern bands: Mashrou3 Leila (مشروع ليلى). By all means, this band is one of the most innovative and upcoming groups in the Middle East and with their progressive and enlightening music they have captured the hearts and minds…

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The UK Teaches Arabic Culture To Boost Exports Posted by on Jun 14, 2012

Learning اللُّغـــــــــة العربيـــــــــــة (Arabic language) is good. Learning about الثقـــــــــــافة العربيـــــــــــة (Arabic culture) in addition to the language is even better—and potentially lucrative too! Business companies in the المملكـــــــة المُتَّحــــــدة (the United Kingdom) can now learn both Arabic language and Arabic culture to boost their export and international investment opportunities. As of June of this year, free…

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Promoting Arabic and هِجـــــــــري (Hijri) Calendar Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Let us first start with the signification of the Arabic term هِجـــــــــري (Hijri.) As explained by Aziza in her post “The New Hijri Year“, “The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.)” Therefore “هِجـــــــــري” is an adjective, and its corresponding noun is “هِجـــــــــرة.” A few days…

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Who Runs the Two Most Successful Arabic-Language Channels? Posted by on May 22, 2012

There are quite literally hundreds of Arabic-language TV channels out there, broadcasting from within the Arab world and beyond. But only two names usually sound familiar to most ears: Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. There’s no doubt that Al Jazeera is the most famous and still most successful Arabic-language channel out there. Its name “الجزيـــــــرة” means “island”…

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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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