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Vowels, in all languages (that we know of), are much less in number than consonants. But that doesn’t disregard their importance. Like English, Arabic vowels can be divided into short vowels and long vowels. Today, we are going into short vowel marks in Arabic including the Arabic fatha, kasra, damma, and sukoon. We are also learning how to write tanween for all of them: Arabic...

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Arabic Calligraphy

Calligraphy is one of the oldest and most respected forms of art, and though interest in the art may have declined in other parts of the world, this two thousand-year-old tradition is more alive and revered than ever before in Arabic speaking countries. When people think of Arabian calligraphy, they tend to think that it’s synonymous with Islamic calligraphy; however, the Arabian Peninsula was home to...

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Syrian food

Syrian food and culture is as rich and varied as its people and their deep history within the land. As a result of having been occupied by the Arabs, Persians and Ottoman Turks in the past, Syrians have adopted dishes from other cuisines - shish kebab, stuffed zucchini,  and stuffed grape leaves from Turkey and dishes like fattoush and hummus from Lebanon, to name a...

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At Kaleela, we like to cover everything to make sure you have EVERYTHING you need when it comes to learning Arabic. Today is all about nouns in Arabic. Don’t worry though, Arabic grammar for that part of speech is so straightforward, you will be shocked from how fast you will learn. Arabic noun patterns and basics on nouns are categorized according to following classifications.  Definite vs....

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Traditional Jordanian Food

From its rolling green hills on the Syrian border in the north to the sandy beaches of the Red Sea in the south, Jordan has been a cultural crossroads since at least the heydays of Petra back around 300 B.C. But don’t take our word for it; listen to the stories told by Jordan’s ancient sites – stories of Nabataean kings and Crusader’s castles that still dot the land. Listen...

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