April 2020 - Kaleela

April 2020

One of the places you absolutely must visit during your stay in Jordan is Jerash. It here in this ancient city where you can see the best preserved Roman ruins in Jordan, and dare we say, outside of Rome and Greece, Jerash is perhaps the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world. It is here among the ruins of Jerash you’ll find well preserved columns,...

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Is Learning Basic Arabic Words for Beginners Enough for Conversation

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions we get from those who are learning Arabic for beginners is, “How many words do I need to know to start having conversations in Arabic? Are the basics enough?” Well, to answer your second questions first, if you only want to have a basic conversation in Arabic, then yes, the basics are enough. As far as how...

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Today’s lesson is about the Arabic vocative particle and this vocative particle is called yaa يا. What is the vocative particle? It is when you need to call someone. The Arabic vocative is called النداء /al nida’/, which literally means the calling. The verb of this is called ينادي  /yonadi/ which means (he) calls. It is often referred to as the Arabic vocative style which translates...

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Helping Vowels

Arabic vowels, similar to English ones, give a voice to the language. What’s a language without vowels, right? In Arabic, however, there are fewer vowels than English.   The rules concerning helping vowels are broken down to three. Once you recognize them, helping vowels are an easy A. It is all about the haraka of the proceeding vowel and the helping vowel. The Arabic Alphabet: Vowels lesson...

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How does Idaafa work?

Arabic rules in grammar are not as difficult if you follow the rules carefully. Unlike English, Arabic does not have too many roots from which the language has formed. English, for example, has words from Latin, Greek and even French roots. The same cannot be said about Arabic. This makes rules easy to understand. There are barely any exceptions to the general rules. So let...

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Searching for Arabic morphology online? Search no more. We have the basics covered here for you. Arabic verb morphology has rules that it abides by and if recognized, everything will fall into place. Let’s first define Arabic morphology which is referred to as صرف /sarf/ or تصريف /tasreef/ (the verb version of it). In Arabic morphology, some internal changes of a word take place and this...

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If you’re just starting to learn Arabic language skills or you’ve been studying it quite awhile, you’ve probably already also started to figure out that Arabic, like every other language out there, comes with both its own challenges and excitement. When you first started learning the language, you were probably all like, “Hey, this ain’t so bad. I’m going to learn to speak Arabic in...

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Lebanese culture is the by-product of the ethnic and religious diversity of its population left behind by those who have both conquered and lived here for thousands of years - the Romans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks and most recently, the French, from which Beirut earned the nickname “the Paris of the Middle East” before returning back to the Arabs. All of this cultural history has...

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