Author: Gary Greer

Arab culture has its own traditions, like the ones for an Arabic wedding or for baptism in Arabic countries. Check this article for Arabic customs

The customs of Arab culture are unique and vast. This makes sense since the Arab world is made up of 22 countries. Arabic language and Muslim faith are dominant in the Arab population. However, the Arab World experiences a certain amount of diversity. Several languages are spoken in the territories of the 22 countries. For example, Darija is a language spoken in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia....

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Whenever going to an Arabic restaurant to have an Arabic breakfast, you would need to know how to ask for eggs in Arabic to have a proper breakfast

When you were a kid, you probably heard that fuToor  “فطور” (breakfast) is the most important wajbah  “وجبة” (meal) of the day. Maybe back then you started breakfast with a bowl of Huboob al-fuToor “حبوب الإفطار” (breakfast cereal). Now that you’re older you might start your day with just a cup of qahwah “قهوة” (coffee) with a little Haleeb “حليب” (milk) and some sukkar“سُكر” (sugar) and...

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A proper Arabic conversation starts by asking the right question in Arabic. Check out our list of commonly used questions

Welcome back fellow language learners! We mentioned before that it’s summertime in the Middle East and what a great time it is to for you to get out and learn Arabic language conversation skills because the days are longer and there’s more native Arabic speakers to chit-chat with outsiders. In Arabic, chit-chat or small talk is known as kalaam khafiif (literally,“light talk”), and it plays a...

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You can practice your Arabic conversation skills anytime face to face. However, talking in Arabic on your mobile is different, your mate cannot see you.

No matter where you roam in today’s world, you probably take your mobile telephone  (الهاتف المحمول – alhatif almahmul) with you. Indeed, having your own (الهاتف – alhatif ) (phone) is an awesome and easy way to stay in touch with friends, make social arrangements, and plan other aspects of your life. With your (محادثة هاتفية – muhadathat hatifia) (cell phone), you can get in...

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Buying clothes can be a hassle, especially if you are in a foreign country and can't speak the language. Check this article about vocabulary and sizes

Whether you’ve started working in an Arabic speaking country and need a new suit or are just visiting and looking for a souvenir t-shirt, learning Arabic for ملابس malaabis (clothes) is essential for getting exactly what you want in your size. The following table shows you some vocabulary for clothes and accessories in Arabic: EnglishTransliterationArabicPants in ArabicbinTaalبنطالShirt in ArabicqameesقميصCoat in Arabicmi’TafمعطفDress in ArabicfustaanفستانBelt in ArabicHizaamحزامHat in Arabicqubba’ahقبعةSocks...

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Looking for an Arab taxi in an Arab city, or generally in the Arab world? Check this article on ordering a taxi in an Arabic speaking country

One of the great things about traveling to Arabic-speaking countries is that most major cities have quite a few different methods of transportation methods to choose from. Though not as غير مكلف – ghayr muklif (inexpensive) as buses, سيارات الأجرة – sayaraat il’ujrah (taxis) offer a relatively cheap and quick way to get from one point to another. Making it easier still is the...

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Arabs have their own way of eating Arabic food, it's part of Arab culture. When you learn Arabic language, you will surely catch these customs.

The late American chef, world traveler, raconteur and foodie Anthony Bourdain once said, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together”. No words could ring more true if you are studying Arabic and want to learn more about the culture. Arabs are known for their hospitality, that's for sure. In fact, they will invite you for a meal, either at a...

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With Eid al Adha approaching in just a few weeks, we thought this would be a great time to learn Arabic vocabulary for holidays. In addition, we’re going to give you a few greetings that you can learn to wish your friends who are celebrating happy holidays in Arabic. In most Arabic speaking countries, there are two major holidays: Eid al Fitr (عيد الفطر) and Eid...

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