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One great thing you’ll notice when you start to learn Arabic language skills is that it’s also a great way to start to immerse yourself in Arab culture while you’re learning.  Since this is the time of the year when most people are talking about the holidays, and since some cultures see December as a lucky month be a bride, today’s subject is going to...

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Tips on How to Learn Arabic Language

“One of the best ways to learn anything is to teach yourself.”- U.S. Appeals Court Judge Giles Rich If you’re reading this right now, maybe you’ve decided to learn Arabic on your own. Maybe you don’t have enough time to learn Arabic online or in a formal classroom environment. Maybe you live too far away from the nearest academic institution or learning center and have decided...

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Arabic

It’s 2005 and I’ve landed a job as a language instructor in Amman, Jordan, at a prestigious Arab-American language learning academy. As soon as they told me I had the position and hung up the phone, I start thinking to myself that I should probably learn to speak Arabic a little before I leave America. After all, I’d be there for a year and would probably want to go out and...

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Arabic Dialects

If you’ve decided to learn Arabic online or in a classroom, you may have noticed that there seems to be a lot of regional dialects within the language, and you would be correct to notice that. Many Arabic speaking countries, and especially those of the Middle East and North Africa, speak different variants of the Arabic language and this is especially true in both Egypt...

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Arabic Vocabulary for Weddings

It’s that time of year when love is in the air in most Arabic-speaking countries and that can only mean one thing: If you met even a few Arab friends, you’re probably going to get a دعوة زفاف  daʻwat zifaaf  (wedding invitation) from at least one of them. So, to help you speak Arabic and feel a special part of the big day, we’re going...

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