Arab Culture

Arab Street Food (Part 1)

I love to travel and, to me, the best part of traveling is all the different street food to try. The Arab world does not disappoint when it comes to savory dishes. Although home-cooked meals are always the best way to go, sometimes the hunger hits you. So what do you do? You grab something on the go! So, before hunger start to hit, here is...

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Saying goodbye to an Arab friend is sometimes hard, but it doesn’t have to be. See how to say goodbye in Arabic in this article

One interesting aspect related to saying “goodbye” in the Arab world is that saying goodbye can take a very long time! For example, I was on a phone call with an Iraqi student of mine one day and the end of the conversation went something like this:Me: “Okay, taalibee (my student), I will talk to you later.” Student: “Okay, ustaazee (my teacher).  Hello. Hello. Goodbye....

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Accidents will happen, but you can learn simple Arabic phrases for getting help in this article on Arabic for emergencies

Many of you are probably familiar with American aerospace engineer Edward A Murphy’s Law (simply known as “Murphy’s Law”) that states, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Mr. Murphy may seem like a pessimist, but perhaps it was his way of trying to follow the old Boy Scout motto to “Be prepared”. As Elvis Costello once famously sang, “Accidents will happen”, and...

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Food And Drinks Of Ramadan In Arabic are a must-know list. Here are a few traditional Ramadan foods and drinks that can keep you up and running

Ramadan is just around the corner! What is Ramadan you ask? During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims have to abstain from food and drinks from dawn until sunset. For the past few years, Ramadan has fallen in the summer, so it is crucial to stay hydrated and drink more between iftar and suhoor. Iftar is the meal to break the fast after sunset. Typically, people will enjoy dates, dried...

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Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. With so many people speaking it, of course there are many dialects

We’ve noticed that when people want to learn more about the variations of Arabic facts, they are most likely to search for phrases like “Syria language”, “Egypt language”, “Lebanon language”, “Jordan language”, and so on. We’re here to shed some light on the subject, as this is incorrect. These countries don’t speak different tongues, but different Arabic dialects. Arabic is one of the most widely spoken...

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Let’s take a look at a few jobs in Middle East and how Arabs view them, as they weigh differently, depending on how much stability, prestige or payment

In a world where fast-paced technological advancements cut a lot of jobs, there still remain a few professions that stand the test of time. Truth be told, a few countries might pay more for a specific job if the industry is flourishing there. Also, some jobs might weigh differently for Arabs, depending on a few factors. For example, how much stability and prestige the post...

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We all resort to using slang words. Slang is common in any language, here are some basic Arabic slang words in spoken Arabic (or colloquial)

Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. These are common in any language, so let’s cover some basic Arabic slang words in spoken Arabic (or colloquial). Yallah – يلا Meaning “Let’s go!” or “Come on!”. You say this when you want something to happen or someone to get moving, this is one of the most common Arabic words used. People will use the...

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If you’re hungry and you know it, then you’ve found the right article! There is a reason why Arabic recipes have been gaining popularity in recent years

If you’re hungry and you know it, then you’ve found the right article! There is a reason why Middle Eastern recipes have been gaining popularity in recent years. It's an art in itself to combine so many spices and flavors in a perfectly balanced dish. You will find that many dishes have the same name across these Middle Eastern countries. However, they might taste entirely...

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Middle Eastern desserts consist of multiple, perfectly-balanced flavors and textures. Here are a few Middle Eastern desserts that are guaranteed to please

If you have a sweet tooth, then this article is right up your alley! The layered personality of Arab cuisine has various regional influences stemming from traditional Bedouin and Levantine food. However, the question that arises after every authentic feast is always, “What’s for dessert?” Just like their savory dishes, Middle Eastern desserts consist of multiple, perfectly-balanced flavors and textures. Some of them can be...

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