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Jordanian Arabic

So, you’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic and you feel like it’s time you honed your language skills and you’ve decided to study the Jordanian dialect. However, with so many Arabic dialects to choose from, why learn the Jordanian one? “Well,” you might answer, “I’ve heard about the Egyptian dialect and how it got to be a popular dialect to learn because of the influence of Egyptian...

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The history of ceramics in Islamic art is unmatched by any of its contemporaries. When the rest of the world was making unglazed pottery, Islamic potters were developing a tin-opacified glazing some of which can be found on the blue-painted ware of Basra, Iraq, that dates as far back as 700 AD. Additionally, 9th century Iraqi Islamic potters also contributed to the creation of stonepaste ceramics,...

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As summer nears an end, you should already have a plan in place on where you want to study Arabic. One thing’s for sure, with over 290 million native speakers in more than 20 countries, we understand that it’s not that easy to choose which one of the Arabic speaking countries would be the best place to learn Arabic. But whether or not you were...

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A lot of lecturers who specialize in improving your conversation skills or those who tout how you, too, can win over friends and influence people often give the same advice to those looking for those things: The best way to get a person to start talking or to win them over is by first complimenting that person. Arabic culture rules are no different, with the exception...

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There are plenty of blogs out there for just about any subject you might be interested in from sports blogs to make-up tutorial blogs to blogs on how to make better blogs. And these blogs on just about every subject come in just about every language – including Arabic. Now, you may be thinking: “Sure, I know there’re Arabic blogs out there, but I don’t think...

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As many of you know, family is one of the most important aspects of Arab culture,  and in many Arabic speaking countries,  families maintain their loyalty to their tribal and clan connections. Perhaps this is best exemplified by the ages-old Arab adage:  "I and my brothers against my cousins; I and my cousins against the stranger." Arabs know and speak proudly of both their genealogy...

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