Author: Gary Greer

Want to improve your Arabic language skills? Try listening to a little more and everything else will follow. Read on to find out what we mean.

As a new Arabic learner, the two skills you’re likely eager to learn first are speaking and listening. In fact, we’d guess that most people want to learn to speak Arabic before any other language skill. That is, probably, you're more likely to improve speaking skills before you’ll learn how to improve your Arabic writing skills. However, what if we said to learn how to...

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Accentuate the Positive: Achieving a Good Arab Accent

The goal of every Arabic student is to not only speak Arabic fluently, but also to speak it with a flawless accent. And throughout your studies, you’ll get all sorts of advice on how to achieve that. By far, one piece of you’ll hear most often includes moving to an Arabic-speaking country for total immersion. However, not everyone has the chance to just drop everything...

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Planning on traveling to the Arab world soon? Here are some Arabic phrases for travel to get you started on the journey of a lifetime.

Some of the best experiences in life are had when one travels abroad. Indeed, when you travel to another country and immerse yourself in its culture, it can be fun and exciting. However, speaking that country’s language, even if it’s just a few words, can offer you an even richer experience. For instance, while poring over those brochures of Petra, did you ever think about...

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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

You might have seen something in the news earlier this year about mummies being paraded down the streets of Cairo. As incredible as the story may sound, it is, indeed, true and was dubbed the Pharaohs' Golden Parade. On April 3, twenty-two kings and queens, each lying on its own swanky war chariot, made their way through Egypt’s capital.  They were, in fact, being moved about...

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Step

So, you’ve decided to learn Arabic? Well done!  You’ve probably heard from some that Arabic can be a challenge to learn and indeed, it can be. However, learning this rich and fascinating language will also be the most rewarding thing you could ever do for yourself. After all, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world with around 420 million people speaking the...

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Kunafa

Kunafa is the dessert of choice in most Muslim households during Ramadan. If you’ve ever spent iftar (“breakfast”) at an Arab’s house during Ramadan, you know exactly what we mean. Indeed, there’s nothing quite like the taste of homemade kunafa still hot from the oven. But wait a minute. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. After all, we haven’t even explained what kunafa is for those...

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Egyption

There are likely a whole host of reasons that you and others like you are learning Arabic right now. Some of you would like to travel abroad and roam around the ancient world of Misr (that’s “Egypt” in Arabic). Of course, in Egypt you’ll have to know Egyptian Arabic phrases to get around. This is because, unfortunately, there aren’t any reliable online translators that can...

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eggs

Since Easter in Middle East 2021 was yesterday, we thought it’d be fun if we shared the varied ways Christian Arabs observe their Holy Day. Thus, today we’ll look at how the Middle East has celebrated the day Christ rose from the dead 2,000 years ago. The Big Holiday Christians in the Middle East call Easter “the big holiday” compared to Christmas, which is a smaller celebration...

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egypt

So, you’ve decided to learn Egyptian Arabic and want to immerse yourself in the language and culture of the country. Mabrook! With plenty of Arabic language programs in Egypt to choose from, you’ve chosen one of the best countries to learn Arabic abroad. Here, whether you choose to stay for a month and learn Arabic in Cairo or stay for a year and learn Arabic...

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