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When you hear metal, what comes to your mind? Industry? Maybe trading? Human association with metals goes a long way back in history. The ancient people viewed metals as mysterious materials found deep inside the earth and believed them to be full of spiritual powers with the potential for creation as well as destruction. Several ancient civilizations practiced alchemy and it has been said that Arabs...

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If you’ve never visited an Arab country, there are many reasons to do so, and the food is just one of them. In the Arab world, you can find some of the most delicious (not to mention some of the cheapest!) meals you’ll ever eat in your life. If you like trying new things, start packing your bags!  Just like any other nation, Arabs take pride...

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When it comes to language learning, one good thing about prepositions is that they are limited; they belong to a closed class of words, just like pronouns. Additionally, in the case of Arabic grammar, they are simple when conjugating them with pronouns. Arabic preposition particles are Mabni words كلمات مبنية which means that they mostly have a fixed pronunciation regardless of their position in the...

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There are only a few animals that live harmoniously alongside humans in urban habitats. One of these animals are birds. Like cats, birds have been treated in extremes throughout the history, either worshipped as gods or persecuted as pestilence. For example, ancient Egyptians personified many of their major gods as birds, but in modern times, birds such as pigeons and crows have increasingly become a...

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Surely everyone remembers their early school days when their teacher would give a class  about body parts and follow it up with exercises to identify them. Well, since most people start to learn Arabic by memorizing various words to enhance their vocabulary as much as possible, we decided that that day is here again, only in Arabic with an article dedicated to body parts in...

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Tradition is always considered good and special in the Arab world, whether it’s food, clothes or, in today’s case, drinks. In this post, we’re going to learn about a number of traditional drinks that are made and consumed in different parts of the Arab world. What is especially good about these drinks is that they are made with fresh fruits and herbs, making them not...

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