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Did you know that Arabic has influenced other languages like English, Spanish, and French? Of course, one could totally understand how Arabic has had a major linguistic influence on other non-Arab Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Turkey or Iran because Arabic is the only language of the Quran, so naturally  the influence of the Arabic language has had a strong influence on the language of...

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Welcome back! As we continue our series of basic Arabic, let’s take a look at some adjectives. Learning Arabic adjectives is key as they are used in used in every day conversation. We believe that a broad vocabulary will help you master the Arabic language. We‘ve already given examples of places in Arabic (link here), so when describing a place to a friend back home, wouldn’t it be...

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In a world where fast-paced technological advancements and social media have cut a lot of jobs, there still remain a few professions that stand the test of time. Truth be told, a few countries might pay more for a specific job if the industry is flourishing in the region. Also, some jobs might weigh differently for Arabs, depending on how much stability and prestige the...

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Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. These are common in any language, so let’s cover some basic Arabic slang words in spoken Arabic (or colloquial). Yallah – يلا Meaning “Let’s go!” or “Come on!” and said when you want something to happen or someone to get moving, this is one of the most common Arabic words used. People will use the word yallah for...

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If you’re hungry and you know it, then you’ve found the right article! There is a reason why Middle Eastern food has been gaining popularity in recent years. Combining so many spices and flavors in a perfectly balanced dish is an art in itself. You will find that many dishes have the same name across these Middle Eastern countries, yet they might taste entirely different...

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If you have a sweet tooth, then this article is right up your alley! The layered personality of Arab cuisine has various regional influences stemming from traditional Bedouin and Levantine food. However, the question that arises after every authentic feast is always, “What’s for dessert?” Just like their savory dishes, Middle Eastern desserts consist of multiple, perfectly-balanced flavors and textures. While it’s true that some...

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