Author: Gary Greer

Another one rides the bus in this article on Arabic vocabulary for riding the bus.

One of the great advantages of living in the city is the variety of وسائل النقل العامة wasaa’il annaql al’aamah  (public transportation) that can shuttle you around that city. In most Arabic speaking countries, the cheapest form of transportation is usually the حافلة haafilah (bus). If you’re taking the Haafila from city to city, one of the benefits besides saving money is that you get to take in all the beautiful...

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Learn to make the perfect sentence in Arabic in this post that starts you with the basics.

So far you’ve learned so many Arabic vocabulary words that you don’t know what to do with them. Well, in this article, Kaleela is going to show you exactly what to do with them by teaching you how to organize and structure your vocabulary into basic sentences in Arabic. Let’s get started! There are primarily three types of sentence structures in Arabic: the basic, the compound,...

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Hello! Is it Arabic you’re looking for? Look no further than this article on the many ways to say Hello in Arabic

No matter the language, one of the first things every student learns is how to say hello. Arabic language is no different. This is a great way to introduce yourself to others you meet. It is also an excellent way to start an Arabic conversation. However, there are many different ways to greet somebody. Here are a few: Marhaba - مرحبا Meaning “Hello” or “Hi”, marhaba is...

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Saying goodbye to an Arab friend is sometimes hard, but it doesn’t have to be. See how to say goodbye in Arabic in this article

One interesting aspect related to saying “goodbye” in the Arab world is that saying goodbye can take a very long time! For example, I was on a phone call with an Iraqi student of mine one day and the end of the conversation went something like this:Me: “Okay, taalibee (my student), I will talk to you later.” Student: “Okay, ustaazee (my teacher).  Hello. Hello. Goodbye....

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If you’re having a baby, here are some basic Arabic words to help you navigate when having a new baby in an Arabic-speaking country.

So, you’re having a new baby! Allah yija’alu min ithurriyyah isalha or “May God make it a good/worthy offspring!”. Having a new baby is a very exciting step for you and your spouse. If you live in one of the Arabic speaking countries, knowing how to speak Arabic phrases when having a new baby helps you navigate the city. Of course, while pregnant, you and your...

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Accidents will happen, but you can learn simple Arabic phrases for getting help in this article on Arabic for emergencies

Many of you are probably familiar with American aerospace engineer Edward A Murphy’s Law (simply known as “Murphy’s Law”) that states, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Mr. Murphy may seem like a pessimist, but perhaps it was his way of trying to follow the old Boy Scout motto to “Be prepared”. As Elvis Costello once famously sang, “Accidents will happen”, and...

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