Arab Culture

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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Read this article on how you can start learning Arabic vocabulary for sports and reach your Arabic “gooooooooalll” with the Kaleela App.

There’s really no doubt that Arabs are passionate about their sports. Turn on any sports channel in the Middle East and you’ll find when it comes to sports, Arabic is the language that you’ll hear most. For example, if you’re watching Olympic swimming, Arabic will be dubbed over any other language. This is especially true for football; Arabic will be blasting out of televisions in...

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Can you eat all of that tasty Arab cuisine and still keep your healthy lifestyle? We show you how in this post on healthy Arabic food.

There’s good news for those who love Arab food and are into a healthy, clean eating lifestyle.  Arab cuisine is often full of nutrient-rich, chemical-free, locally grown foods that ensure total freshness. What’s more, Arab recipes make for healthy meals and low-calorie snacks. This is because they include lean proteins, healthy fats, vegetables and grains in nearly every dish. Further, when it comes to Arab food,...

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There is a huge Arabic influence on Spanish words. Let’s find out how the Arabic culture connects with the Spanish one.

Hey you! Did you know that there are words in the Spanish language that are of Arabic origins? Spanish and Arabic have many similarities and it can help you learn Arabic language as well as Spanish. There are many Spanish words with Arabic influence or derived from Arabic, ranging from food items, to animals and even verbs! The History In 711AD, Muslims conquered Spain, or what was...

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So you already know about the female headdress, but do you know about the male one? There is so much to learn more about the Middle East.

Have you ever seen Arab men wearing something on their head? Have you ever wondered what it is? Well you came to the right place! Today we’re talking about the shemagh/keffiyeh. A Little Bit of History The Kufyah is said to origin to the civilizations of Babylonians and Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia. This was around 3100 BC! In fact, it is called kuffiyeh because it is originally...

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