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Join Kaleela today as we look at the Arabic versions of English colloquialisms. We’re sure that you’ll find learning Arabic with Kaleela.

Perhaps one of the most trying parts of learning Arabic is learning Arabic colloquial phrases. (These are sometimes called Arabic slang phrases). In fact, much like in other languages, they play a vital part of learning both Standard and Spoken Arabic. However, you really wouldn’t know them unless you had heard them used before.  For this reason, today’s article will do just that. It will...

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Got a best friend who speaks Arabic and want to tell them how you feel about them without being awkward? Well you’re at the right place!

So you’ve met an Arab friend and the they’ve become your اعز اصدقاء الى الابد  / aeiz aisdiqa' ala alabid (that’s “best friends forever” in Arabic). In fact, you think it would be a great idea getting matching “Best Friend” in Arabic tattoos together. However, before you do that, you have to learn how to say “best friend” in Arabic.  Well, don’t worry about that...

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Find out the impact that World Mental Health Day has on the Middle East and what can be done to raise awareness of mental health.

Back in October, the whole world came together to observe World Mental Health Day. However, try to think of it more like the mental health awareness day because that’s exactly the goal of World Mental Health Day. What’s more, every year since 2013, the day has carried a certain theme with it. For example, the theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 was “Mental health...

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Just because you’re going to the Middle East doesn’t mean you have to forget all about the Christmas in Dubai festivities you’re used to.

How do Middle Eastern countries celebrate Christmas? Maybe you’re thinking about traveling to the Dubai expo over the winter holidays and wondering that very question. After all, you’ve already learned the dos and don’ts in Arab countries. You also know that Dubai is predominantly Muslim, so it only begs you to question: “Do Arabs celebrate Christmas? Well, the answer is that, yes, there are many Middle Eastern cities...

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Don’t miss out on all the Black Friday sales just because you’re in the Middle East. Read how they became White Friday in the Arab world.

Recently, Westerners celebrated the second most important holiday of the Christmas season – Black Friday. Okay, so now some of you may be asking “What is Black Friday?” Although its origins are up for debate, the most often repeated story can be traced to mid-twentieth-century retailers. It was around this time American merchants declared the Friday after Thanksgiving the official start of the Christmas shopping season. As...

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