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Many foreigners who arrive in Bahrain are amazed at how well-dressed Bahrainis can be even just going to the supermarket where men can be found in their crisp, freshly ironed, white dishdashas and gutras, and women are equally immaculately dressed in their abayas which are beautifully embroidered in beautiful patterns around the neckline, along their sleeves, and their heads and faces generally uncovered.  Being an Islamic nation, Bahrain culture...

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Personal pronouns in arabic

Our Arabic grammar lesson for today is all about pronouns. As you already know, pronouns are used to replace nouns in the English language. The same applies to Arabic. In this lesson, we are going to go over all three types of Arabic pronouns: personal, possessive, and demonstrative pronouns. Personal Pronouns Personal PronounsTransliterationNo.Meaningأنا/ana/SingularMeأنتَ/anta/ SingularYou (male)أنتِ/anti/SingularYou (female)هو/huwa/SingularHim (male)هي/hiya/SingularHer (female)نحن/nahnu/PluralWeأنتم/antom/PluralYou (male)أنتنَّ/antenna/PluralYou (female)هم/hom/PluralThem (male)هنَّ/honna/PluralThem (female) As you can see from the table,...

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Oman Traditions of Dress

Oman is a wonderful country and as a tourist in the country, your journeys will lead you across its gorgeous deserts and through its bustling city streets. All the while you’ll be met by the wonderful Omani people,  the women in their embroidered abayas and the men in their long white dishdashas smiling kindly as you drive by and indeed, you’ll find traditional Omani dress...

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When it comes to the food culture of Saudi Arabia, Saudis have been eating the same foods that they have traditionally eaten for hundreds of years. And although the average meal of a Bedouin may not be as fancy as some of those prepared in Saudi’s urban areas, it includes the same ingredients: fava beans, wheat, rice, yogurt, dates, and chicken.  Lamb is generally reserved for...

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In English, the article “the” is easily added to turn an indefinite noun into a definite one. Arabic does the exact same thing with the article al. The article “the” is the ال meaning in Arabic. You’ll find al in Arabic surnames, adjectives, and all nouns. To break it down, al is made of two Arabic letters: أ referred to as alif, and ل referred to as lam....

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