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Arab Culture

You’ve seen us mention the fact that Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages in the world, moving up from fifth to fourth place in 2019’s list of most often used languages in the world at 422 million speakers. And with that many people with Arabic as their native tongue that starts with Moroccan Arabic in the west to the Gulf Arabic of Dubai...

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As you begin studying Arabic, you’ll learn a lot about both the language and the culture; however, there are some secrets of the Arabic language that you won’t find in a textbook or on an online app (except for the Kaleela Arabic learning app, of course). Here are 20 of them: Arabic is spoken by around 315 million people, ranking it as the 5th most spoken...

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Every year since 1999, Time magazine has announced its TIME 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. 2020 is no different. As in years past, Arabs prominently appear next to their colleagues from all over the world on the list that is divided into different sections that include “Pioneers,” “Artists,” “Leaders,” “Icons” and “Titans”.  As a result, past lists have...

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Quick! When you think of the traveling to the Middle East, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I’m quite sure it’s not lush forests or oceans blue; rather the first thing you thought of was the desert, right?  You’re not alone in that because when people think about going on vacation, they don’t think about deserts, but they imagine a cabin in the...

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When we talk about textile arts what we mean is using plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to create objects that are designed either for everyday use or for decorative purposes.  Even though it pre-dates Islam, producing and trading textiles has long been an important part of Arab culture, and thanks to the Silk Road, many Middle Eastern cities prospered from the making and selling of...

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It’s no secret that when you’re learning a language, you’re also learning a culture. This means if you’re learning Arabic, you’re also learning about Arab culture, so why don’t you use the culture of Arab TV to learn to speak Arabic better? We’ve talked before about the amazing Egyptian film industry and how watching films in Arabic can help you better learn Arabic language skills, but...

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A LOOK AT CAPITAL CITIES OF ARAB COUNTRIES

A capital is the seat of a nation. Moreover, it often also serves as the chief finance, people, cultural, or academic center of a country. In fact, they so closely relate to their countries that the news will quite often use the name of the city instead of the name of the capital’s country. For example, "deals made between Amman and Cairo" refer to "deals made between Jordan and...

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Many people have called Morocco home for hundreds of years and you’ll notice this in their local culture. Along with the native Berbers, the country has hosted a diversity of cultures including Phoenicians, Arabs, Sub-Saharan Africans, Romans and Spaniards.  Most people who live there today, however, identify as Berber or Arab or a mix of the two. Modern Standard Arabic and the Amazigh languages including Tashelheit...

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Despite the fact that their country is known for having somewhat of a conservative culture, Saudi Arabian kids still know how to have fun and often still play traditional games that their parents and grandparents played before them. Here are some of the most common ones: The Hunter This great outdoor game is a combination of hide and seek and freeze tag where a player is chosen...

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