Author: Gary Greer

Here’s a quick guide on some of the important about Arab culture and traditions. You will definitely want to visit the Middle East after this.

Two words will likely come to mind when you think of Arabic culture: history and richness. Indeed, Middle Eastern culture and traditions are mix of diverse people and groups. Thus, it’s doubtful in the understanding of Middle Eastern culture to write about Arabs without fitting them into one group. Likewise, it also seems doubtful that one can write about Arab culture without forcing it into...

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Learn how easy learning Arabic grammar can be with this lesson on definite and indefinite articles in Arabic.

In English, definite nouns are usually preceded by “the” (i.e. the book, the students) and indefinite nouns with “a”,  “an”  or no article at all(i.e. a student, tables). Arabic also kind of works the same way as it has definite and indefinite nouns. In Arabic, the Arabic definite article attaches to the word that it precedes. theالـthe bookالـكتاب When the definite article comes before a noun, then that...

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Choosing dialect to learn can be a bit tricky to figure out. However, Kaleela tries to make it easier to choose in this article on Arabic dialects.

We’ve already told you about the perks of learning Arabic. It can boost your career, help you meet new people, and add new places to your travel bucket list. Indeed, Arabic is an ancient language that’s been around for thousands of years. On the other hand, millions of folks from all around the world speak the language today. Moreover, you’ll find that people from all...

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When learning Arabic, students are confused if they should learn Modern Standard Arabic or a dialect. This article sheds some light

“Should I learn Modern Standard Arabic or a local dialect?” That’s the question our app users ask us the most here at Kaleela. However, it’s a question that none of us can really give a sure answer to. Truth be told, the reason is because the answer really depends on you and why you’re learning Arabic. Thus, to help you decide, we’re presenting the pros...

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It’s Spring and love is in the air. Let Kaleela help you breathe it all in by learning the many ways to say “I love you!” "I miss you" in Arabic.

Ah, Spring! That time of year when, as Alfred, Lord Tennyson put it, “a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” How about you? Are you a young man or young woman who likes when spring rolls in, the weather start getting warmer, the flowers start blooming, and the birds start singing again? Does your fancy turned to love this time of year. Even...

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In this article, we’re rolling out the red carpet to introduce you to the history of Islamic art and textiles that made an impact in history.

When we talk about textile arts what we mean is using plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to create objects. These objects were either for everyday use or for decorative purposes. Even though it pre-dates Islam, producing and trading textiles has long been an important part of Arab culture. Thanks to the Silk Road, many Middle Eastern cities prospered from the making and selling of textiles....

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What’s Cooking? Using Food to Learn Arabic Language

You know one of the great things about learning Arabic is you get to learn about Arabic culture. And you know one of the great things that comes along with learning about Arab culture? That’s right! It’s all that delicious Arab cooking. And what’s the greatest thing about learning about all this delicious food? You get to TASTE all of that delicious Arabic food.  Seriously,...

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Beauty and fashion will have an increased presence on Instagram. Read about where you should be investing in the Middle East in 2020.

One of the fastest-growing sectors and businesses in the Middle East are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Some estimates are predicting that by 2022 the sector will bring in about $920USD billion to the Gulf Cooperation Council members alone. Add to that the fact that more than 40% of the GCC’s population is under 25. You can see why many countries within the council promote...

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