Author: Gary Greer

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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If you’re learning Arabic but you’re afraid of making common Arabic mistakes, then read this article and learn from the mistakes of others.

One of our favorite quotes is by the late Dr. Weston Agor,  once a world-renowned professor of public administration. He once said, “Making common Arabic mistakes simply means you are learning faster.”  However, if we believe the dear professor’s sage words are true, then most of us should have been speaking Arabic after only two weeks. Or at least that’s how we’ve all felt at...

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Curious about how Muslims perform Hajj? Read all about it below.

Making the pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. It’s also every Muslim’s dream to make the journey at least once in their lifetime. However, what does making the Hajj journey entail? That’s the question we will answer today as we explain how to perform Hajj and Umrah. Additionally, we’ll also discuss some of the hajj rituals and their meaning. So,...

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Here are some Dos and Don’ts when visiting an Arab country. Learn Arabic customs and etiquette to make your trip more enjoyable

Middle Eastern cultures and traditions are not quite the same as the culture and traditions and etiquette you’re likely used to. That means if you plan on visiting an Arab country, like for example, Lebanon, understanding Arabic customs and etiquette will make your visit more enjoyable. If you plan on studying abroad in Egypt or doing business in Morocco, here’re some Arab culture facts to know: Faith One...

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Check Out The Big Brain on Brett: How a Second Language Can Boost the Brain

There are many benefits to learning Arabic as a second language, but does learning a new language make you smarter? Well, scientists seem to think that it does. So, with that in mind, today let’s look at what happens to your brain when you learn a new language. You’re Never Too Old to Benefit from Learning Arabic Dr. Thomas Bak is a lecturer at Edinburgh's School of...

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The Difference Between Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic

By now you’ve likely noticed there seems to be more than one Arabic language. And you’d be right. In fact, today there are 30 Arabic dialects throughout the Arab region today. What’s more is that, once students figure this out, they often ask, “What is the hardest Arabic dialect?” If they are thinking to travel to Egypt, the question then becomes “Should I learn Modern Standard...

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What is special about Arabic and why is the Arabic language so beautiful

Arabic has been around for quite awhile. So, just how old is the Arabic language? Well, it goes back to at least the 6th century, though some experts believe it could even be older. And a 1,500-year-old language surely has had to pick up some surprising facts that came along with it over the years. So, today, why don’t we let’s at some fun Arabic facts?...

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