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The ruins of the city Gadara, once one of the ten cities that made up the Decapolis, sit in the hills above the Jordan Valley in a northwestern Jordan town now called Umm Qais. The Roman ruins are, indeed, striking, not only because of their juxtaposition to an abandoned village from around the time the Ottomans ruled here, but also because, from up here, you have...

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One of the places you absolutely must visit during your stay in Jordan is Jerash. It here in this ancient city where you can see the best preserved Roman ruins in Jordan, and dare we say, outside of Rome and Greece, Jerash is perhaps the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world. It is here among the ruins of Jerash you’ll find well preserved columns,...

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Is Learning Basic Arabic Words for Beginners Enough for Conversation

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions we get from those who are learning Arabic for beginners is, “How many words do I need to know to start having conversations in Arabic? Are the basics enough?” Well, to answer your second questions first, if you only want to have a basic conversation in Arabic, then yes, the basics are enough. As far as how...

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Today’s lesson is about the Arabic vocative particle and this vocative particle is called yaa يا. What is the vocative particle? It is when you need to call someone. The Arabic vocative is called النداء /al nida’/, which literally means the calling. The verb of this is called ينادي  /yonadi/ which means (he) calls. It is often referred to as the Arabic vocative style which translates...

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