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“Get Together”; Lotfi Bouchnak Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً, Arabic lovers! Today is 28th January. This day five years ago was the epic day of the Egyptian 25th January, 2011 Revolution. The day was known as “The Friday of Anger جــمــعــة الــغــضــب“. It witnessed the biggest crowds that gathered in every place in Egypt. It also witnessed the biggest number…

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Tears in Tunisia: Farewell to the Revolution’s Poet (2) Posted by on Jul 20, 2014

Marhaba! I am confident you enjoyed learning about this great late Tunisian poet. His poetry is certainly inspiring in every possible way. Poetry is another beautiful artistic way to express thoughts and feelings about real world significant issues and problems. The grievances of the Arabs in different states are immense and different poets, scholars, painters…

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Tears in Tunisia: Farewell to the Revolution’s Poet Posted by on Jul 19, 2014

Marhaba! A couple of days ago, a much loved and respected poet in the Arab world passed away. The late Ali al-Aswad Marzouki, one of Tunisia’s greatest poets, died at the age of 75 after a long illness. If you have come across his work, you would know that he is one of the greatest…

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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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Top 50+ English Words—of Arabic Origin! Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

Did you know that words like Adobe and Safari  are actually Arabic?  Of course, you already knew of the existence of so-called “loanwords” in English, meaning words which are originally French, German, Spanish, etc. But were you actually aware that several of them also come from ARABIC?  IN SCIENCE AND MATH: ALCHEMY and CHEMISTRY (الكيميـــــــــاء.) ALCOHOL (الكُحُـــــــــول.)  ALGEBRA…

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