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Jordanian Arabic

So, you’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic and you feel like it’s time you honed your language skills and you’ve decided to study the Jordanian dialect. However, with so many Arabic dialects to choose from, why learn the Jordanian one? “Well,” you might answer, “I’ve heard about the Egyptian dialect and how it got to be a popular dialect to learn because of the influence of Egyptian...

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Located between the Levantine and Arabian areas of the Middle East, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is bordered by no less than four other Arabic speaking countries: Syria to the north, Iraq along its northeastern panhandle, Saudi Arabia to the east and southeast, the Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan's only outlet to the sea, is to the south and Palestine to the west. At 96,188 sq....

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She is as beautiful and stylish as she is graceful. She is a deeply impassioned advocate for improving the lives of others, not just in Jordan, but around the world.  You might find her rubbing shoulders at charity events with other humanitarian movers and shakers like Oprah and Bono one night, while the next morning she’ll be at an all-girl school in an impoverished part...

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On a chilly November morning in 2019, as dawn broke across the eastern horizon and started to spread its light over Amman’s Citadel, Coldplay greeted the day (and many of their fans) by playing songs from a their new album. Asked why they chose Jordan, the band stated they chose it because of its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance, which also reflected the...

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Way back when the Romans ruled this area, they were so impressed by Amman that they chose the city as the capital of the Roman Empire and renamed it Philadelphia after the Roman ruler Philadelphus.  While they were here, they built a lot of impressive things such as the Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel and, just down the hill, the sole centerpiece of...

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If you have ever seen any Egyptian movies that are so popular around the world, you may think that this is the only form of spoken Arabic. This is why a lot of people learn the Egyptian dialect because it is the one most often heard in Western countries. Egypt’s official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and there are reported to be another fifteen languages spoken...

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