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The Role of Tea Arab Culture

We talk a lot about Arabic coffee in articles here on kaleela.com. However, we certainly mustn’t overlook the important role that tea plays in Arab culture. شاي عربي / shay arabiyy (Arabic tea) has been the Arab's beverage of choice for centuries. People serve it constantly, to guests in the home, to business partners at meetings, and at social events. Tea in Arab Society Whether served with...

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The Dance Known as Dabke

If you’re invited to a wedding or graduation in the Levant, chances are that you will be invited for dabke. The dabke is an Arabic folk dance that started in the mountainous regions of the Levant. Legend has it, people used to live in houses made of tree branches and mud. As happens, mud changes in temperature and humidity or just generally when there’s bad weather, it cracks....

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Arabic Words and Phrases for Travel

With the recent concert by world-renowned rock band Coldplay in Amman, Jordan, and two Arab countries and two Arab cities (Morocco, Tunisia, Cairo, and Dubai, respectively) making Lonely Planet’s lists of the best countries and cities to travel to in 2020, it’s no wonder the Middle East is once again fast becoming the destination of choice for many travelers from around the globe. If you...

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“One hand can't clap but it can hold a cup of coffee”. Find out how you can get your hand on a cup in this article on Arabic coffee.

If you travel to the Middle East and you’re not a coffee drinker, you will be soon enough. Coffee in Arabic speaking countries is as much part of everyday culture as it is a culinary tradition. Get over your ideas of your coffee maker because in the Middle East it’s prepared quite differently. Generally, Arabic coffee means coffee that is prepared the Turkish way and there...

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How do you feel when life gets you down? Now you can express it in Arabic after learning these words to describe how you feel when you feel sad

If you’re one of the over ten million people who, like me, suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons, it’s that time of the year when you may be feeling a little more down than you do in those happy-go-lucky days of summer. However, I have some good news for you because today we're going to try to...

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Interested in learning Arabic language slang words and phrases? It's useful to know how to say wallah, akeed in arabic or sabah al khair meaning.

Yeah, yeah. I’ve heard the stories about how Arabic is a challenging language to learn, and how it always make at least the top two on lists of most difficult languages to learn. And let’s not forget all of these Arabic dialects you should learn.  In all honesty, Arabic can be challenging at times, and it can be a bit confusing when trying to figure out...

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