Gary Greer, Author at Kaleela

Author: Gary Greer

It’s no secret that when you’re learning a language, you’re also learning a culture. This means if you’re learning Arabic, you’re also learning about Arab culture, so why don’t you use the culture of Arab TV to learn to speak Arabic better? We’ve talked before about the amazing Egyptian film industry and how watching films in Arabic can help you better learn Arabic language skills, but...

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Prior to the Tower of Babel event known as the “confusion of tongues” (confusio linguarum), religious scholars and historians believe that the world only spoke one language. Whether this is true or not is not known for certain, but what linguists are sure of is the fact that thousands of languages have come into existence ever since the creation of that first language. Quite a...

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Did you know that learning another language can help you make more money? It’s true! With the recent COVID 19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine of cities and towns all across the world, millions of people are going to be struggling to find full-time work again once the world starts opening back up; however, there is good news to come out of this, and the good news is...

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A LOOK AT CAPITAL CITIES OF ARAB COUNTRIES

A capital is the seat of a nation. Moreover, it often also serves as the chief finance, people, cultural, or academic center of a country. In fact, they so closely relate to their countries that the news will quite often use the name of the city instead of the name of the capital’s country. For example, "deals made between Amman and Cairo" refer to "deals made between Jordan and...

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Many people have called Morocco home for hundreds of years and you’ll notice this in their local culture. Along with the native Berbers, the country has hosted a diversity of cultures including Phoenicians, Arabs, Sub-Saharan Africans, Romans and Spaniards.  Most people who live there today, however, identify as Berber or Arab or a mix of the two. Modern Standard Arabic and the Amazigh languages including Tashelheit...

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To fully appreciate the Arab people and their culture, you need to also understand the Arabic language as both are fundamentally connected to each other. Just as Arab culture is very rich and complex, so Arabic is also a very rich language with a history as complex as the history of the Arabic speaking countries that use the language. Today’s article will explore the history...

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Despite the fact that their country is known for having somewhat of a conservative culture, Saudi Arabian kids still know how to have fun and often still play traditional games that their parents and grandparents played before them. Here are some of the most common ones: The Hunter This great outdoor game is a combination of hide and seek and freeze tag where a player is chosen...

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Since the advent of the internet, one of the easiest and most convenient ways that Arabic language learners can improve their listening comprehension and expand their vocabulary over time is by listening to audio of Levantine Arabic such as Arabic podcasts on Spotify or Arabic news with transcripts. A plethora of resources such as radio shows and podcasts can be found with a simple search...

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Trying to learn Arabic online or in a formal classroom may not be suitable for everyone. Some people simply don’t have the time or money for formal learning of Arabic, while others may not be comfortable learning in online or classroom type settings and prefer to learn on their own. However, that doesn’t mean trying to learn Arabic language skills is out of the question, and...

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