Gary Greer, Author at Kaleela - Page 2 of 14

Author: Gary Greer

Childhood is a particularly important time for learning and there are many benefits to teaching your child another language. Studies conducted by Harvard determined that children who are bilingual are more creative, more flexible, more engaged in problem solving, and score better on tests. With that in mind, if you’re trying to figure out which language to add to your child’s repertoire, why not try...

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Sports have been around as long as the Middle East has been around.  In fact, archaeologists have found wall carvings that depict wrestling scenes from the time of pharaohs. Arab sheikhs have flown their falcons across Arabian skies for hundreds of years while at the same time, Bedouins have raced their Arabian steeds across the desert sands. In the UAE, the still race their camels,...

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As you travel southeast out of Morocco’s Atlas mountains, you’ll find the climate getting very hot and dry. Looking at a Morocco map, you’ll understand why. It’s because this is where the deserts of Morocco begin. Quiet and scarcely populated, the desert seems to go on forever here. Set apart from the kingdom’s coastal cities by the Atlas Mountain range, the Moroccan deserts are vastly different...

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When you started learning Arabic, you probably didn’t think much about the long-term benefits of learning the language. Most likely, you were just happy that you’re able to ask where the bathroom is in Beirut or ask for directions to your business conference in Cairo. However, the benefits of being bilingual go far deeper than that, and today we’re going to discuss how you can...

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Finding people playing card games in the Arab world these days is as ubiquitous as finding falafel stands; in other words, they’re everywhere. Arabs adopted their love of playing cards from the Chinese who are believed to have invented them around the Tang Dynasty in the 9th century A.D. when the daughter of Emperor Yizong of Tang, Princess Tongchang, was seen playing the "leaf game" in 868...

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There’s an old Czech proverb that goes: “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.” With that in mind, we’re here to help with a list of the 10 most beautiful languages that you can learn and start living your beautiful new life today. 10 Czech Since we started this article with a Czech proverb,...

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In the first part of our article on Arabic music and Arab instruments, we briefly discussed Arabic musical history and theory and how it evolved. In this, the second part of the article, we will continue our talk by discussing the Arabic music instruments that give Arab music such a unique sound. Nearly 100 years after the death of the philosopher and Arab musical theorist Abu...

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In the United States in 2018, culinary experts from all over America were hyping Moroccan food as the next “up-and-coming cuisine” with four out of 10 consumers interested in the kingdom’s savory dishes. However, what Western chefs were touting as the latest fad in food was really nothing new to the people of Morocco who had already been “trending” the blend of irresistible flavors and...

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We’ve already mentioned how watching Arabic films can help you practice your Arabic and make learning Arabic easier. And since most Arabic films are produced in Egypt, there is the extra-added benefit of practicing and learning the Egyptian dialect. The Egyptian film industry has produced an extraordinary collection of features since its inception in the late 19th century. From gushy romance films to gut-wrenching drama, Egyptian...

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