Author: Gary Greer

Want to know what this Eid al-Adha thing is that all your Muslim friends and colleagues are talking about? Then look no further than today’s article.

It’s that time of year again when maybe you’ve heard some of your Muslim friends getting excited about something called “Eid al-Adha”. You know it’s a special time for them, but now you’re curious about what this Eid al-Adha means. You might  also be asking yourself if you should say something to wish them the best at this time. Well, my friend, when it comes to...

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Craving some Middle Eastern cuisine, but not really sure how to make it? Start here with our very easy-to-make falafel recipe.

Perhaps no other food says Middle Eastern cuisine more than falafel, that simple Arab comfort food made from chickpeas or fava beans. Although it’s usually part of the everyday Middle Eastern breakfast, Arabs enjoy this crispy treat any time of the day. With that in mind, today you’ll learn how to make falafel with canned chickpeas. And you’ll be doing it using one of the easiest...

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It might not be the “Mother of all holidays” that other holidays are in the Middle East, but Arabs have adopted Father’s Day into their yearly calendars as well. Join us as we take a look at how they celebrate Father’s Day in the Middle East.

With all the excitement about the pending Eid al-Adha holidays, we started thinking about other holidays celebrated in the Arab world. For example, along with the two Islamic holidays, we know that some countries also celebrate Western holidays as well. These may include major holidays like Labor Day or their version of Independence Day. However, did you know that some countries also celebrate minor holidays...

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Why We Chose the Name Kaleela for Our Arabic Language Learning Application

Many of you have asked us what the word “kaleela” means and why we decided to use it for the name of our Arabic Language Learning application. As a result, today we’re going to give you a little back story on the name. Hopefully, afterward you will see why it’s such a great name for us to use for our application. So, let’s get started. Origins...

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Are you ready

Maybe you’re a professional looking to boost your career. Then again, maybe you’re a college student who wants to add a language to your future career skills. Perhaps you’re just bored with all the free time you have now and you figure, “Why not learn Arabic now?” Whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language, why not consider Arabic? Besides being a rich and...

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Well, you’ve spent a lot of time learning all these new vocabulary words but you still can’t make a sentence, huh? Let Kaleela show you the way in this article on how to make a basic sentence in Arabic.

So, you’ve learned about a gazillion words in Arabic, but you still can’t make a sentence with any of them? Well, don’t worry because today’s the day you start making simple Arabic sentences and putting all those words to use. Basic Sentence Structure in Arabic First, there are basically three sentence structures you need to learn for making sentences in Arabic: the basic, the compound and the...

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You can tell a lot about a culture by learning the proverbs that its people have passed down for generations. Read on to glean a little knowledge from our favorite 14 pearls of wisdom.

One of the most fascinating ways to gain a better understanding of Arab culture is to look at their proverbs. Indeed, proverbs show the common philosophy shared among the people of all Arabic speaking countries.  However, though they may show the oneness among Arabs, they also show the uniqueness of the Arab people as well. Arab proverbs contain the wisdom that has been gathered for thousands...

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Does the day that you were born decide not only your personality but also what kind of life you will lead? Find out in today’s article on the Arabic horoscope and decide for yourself.

Despite the fact that it’s hundreds of years old, Arabic astrology is still somewhat unknown astrology. Like other horoscopes, the Arabic horoscope is based on the birth date of a person.  However, when it began, it was also based on birthplace, other people born in that place, and your parent’s social standing. Today, however, it’s mostly just about the day you were born.  Most vital,...

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If you need to take a step back from your studies today or need to rewind, Kaleela tickles your funny bone with some good Arabic jokes.

Doctor, Doctor A newly graduated doctor opened a clinic with a novel idea to bring in patients. If he were able to solve the patient's problem he would charge them $500. However, if he couldn't treat the patient, he would give them $1,000.The new doctor was soon making more money than the old doctor's clinic nearby. As a result, this got the old doctor curious, so...

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