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Tree worship is very common worldwide, and Arab culture is no exception to that. In fact, arboreal references in holy books and rituals reflect the place of trees in cultures of millennia ago: their uses, the local species of importance, and moreover, their inspirational and symbolic significance based on the perception of the tree as symbol of the life. With the continuous influence of culture...

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Since the end of Ramadan is near and the eid al fitr “عيد الفطر” (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) holidays are fast approaching, we thought this would be an excellent time to learn about breakfast since you can finally start your days again with a full stomach. When you were a kid, you probably heard that fuTuur  “فطور” (breakfast) is the most important wajba  “وجبة”...

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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...

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Even if you’re just beginning to study the Arabic language, you may have noticed that there are some sentences that do not contain verbs. Because they have no verbs, these are sometimes called Noun sentences, but in Arabic grammar, they are known as Equational Sentences because they are equivalent or “‘equal to” to sentences in English containing the verb “to...

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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...

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