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Arabic vowels for beginners? Learn short vowel marks in Arabic, including the Arabic fatha, kasra, damma, sukoon, Shadda and Tanwīn

Vowels, in all languages (that we know of), are much less in number than consonants. But that doesn’t disregard their importance. Like English, Arabic language has short vowels and long vowels. Today, we are going into short vowel marks in Arabic including the Arabic fatha, kasra, damma, and sukoon. We are also learning how to write tanween for all of them: Arabic double vowels. Arabic...

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Arabic Calligraphy

Calligraphy is one of the oldest and most respected forms of art. Although interest in the art may have declined in other parts of the world, Arabic-speaking countries did not forget this two-thousand-year-old tradition. When people think of Arabian calligraphy, they tend to think that it’s synonymous with Islamic calligraphy; however, the Arabian Peninsula was home to various Semitic languages before the spread of Islam. In...

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Warning! This article is about the delicious, delectable, mouthwatering, savory meals you could be eating right now, the Syrian dishes.

Syrian dishes and culture are as rich and varied as its people and their deep history within the land. As a result of having been occupied by the Arabs, Persians and Ottoman Turks in the past, Syrians have adopted dishes from other cuisines. A few would be shish kebab, stuffed zucchini, and stuffed grape leaves from Turkey. Dishes like fattoush and hummus from Lebanon were...

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Arabic noun patterns and basics on nouns made easy in this Arabic grammar lesson on nouns in Arabic! Who said grammar is boring? Not with us

At Kaleela, we like to cover everything to make sure you have EVERYTHING you need when it comes to learning Arabic. Today is all about nouns in Arabic. Don’t worry though, Arabic grammar for that part of speech is so straightforward, you will be shocked from how fast you will learn. Arabic noun patterns and basics on nouns are categorized according to following classifications.  Definite vs....

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Arabic speaking countries, food in Jordan, falafel, knafeh, maqluba, zaarb, soups in Jordan, Arab culture, learn Arabic language, Levantine Arabic, the best way to learn Arabic, Arabic learning apps

From its rolling green hills on the Syrian border in the north to the sandy beaches of the Red Sea in the south, Jordan has been a cultural crossroads since at least the heydays of Petra back around 300 B.C. But don’t take our word for it; listen to the stories told by Jordan’s ancient sites – stories of Nabataean kings and Crusader’s castles that...

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