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One of the great things about traveling to Arabic speaking countries is that most major cities have quite a few different methods of transportation methods to choose from. Though not as غير مكلف – ghyr mukalaf (inexpensive) as buses, سيارات الأجرة – sayarat al’ujra (taxis) offer a still relatively cheap and quick way to get from one point to another. Making it easier still is...

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The late American chef, world traveler, raconteur and foodie Anthony Bourdain once said, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together,” and no words could ring more true if you are studying Arabic and want to learn more about the culture.  In fact, whether you’re visiting one of the many Arab speaking countries or you have an Arabic language partner right...

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With Eid al Adha approaching in just a few weeks, we thought this would be a great time to learn Arabic vocabulary for holidays, plus we’re going to give you a few greetings that you can learn to wish your friends who are celebrating a happy holidays in Arabic. In most Arabic speaking countries, there are two major holidays: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر) and Eid Al-Adha...

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Our five senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell – seem to operate independently, as though they are five separate and distinct modes of perceiving the world. In reality, however, they collaborate closely to enable the mind to better understand its surroundings. We can become aware of this collaboration under special circumstances, and Arabs seemed to have had an understanding of this a long...

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