Jordanian Dialect

When learning Arabic, students are confused if they should learn Modern Standard Arabic or a dialect. This article sheds some light

“Should I learn Modern Standard Arabic or a local dialect?” That’s the question our app users ask us the most here at Kaleela. However, it’s a question that none of us can really give a sure answer to. Truth be told, the reason is because the answer really depends on you and why you’re learning Arabic. Thus, to help you decide, we’re presenting the pros...

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You’ve seen us mention the fact that Arabic is one of the fastest-growing languages in the world. It moved up from fifth to fourth place in 2019’s list of most often used languages to learn. For example, there are 422 million speakers in the world. And with that many people, it’s no wonder there are so many dialects. If you’re looking to study Arabic, trying to...

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Jordanian Arabic

So, you’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic and you feel like you should aim for the next level and 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 films and TV...

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Located between the Levantine and Arabian areas of the Middle East, Jordan is bordered by no less than four other Arabic speaking countries. You will find 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. km,...

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Follow our seven simple steps to creating the traditional Jordanian dish of the Bedouins known as zarb. You will never go back to traditional barbeque

If you were to ask for zarb’s definition, we’d have to describe it as the ancient, traditional, and probably most dramatic, Bedouin style of cooking meat or chicken. Basically, it's an underground oven of hot coals beneath the desert sands. The cooking method makes the meat so tender, it literally falls right off the bones. If you’ve ever been on one of those Wadi Rum...

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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 their new album. Asked why they chose Jordan, the band stated it's because of its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance. This is also reflected in the Middle...

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Traditional Jordanian Food

From its rolling green hills on the Syrian border in the north to the sandy beaches of the Red Sea in the south, Jordan has been a cultural crossroads since at least the heydays of Petra back around 300 B.C. But don’t take our word for it; listen to the stories told by Jordan’s ancient sites – stories of Nabataean kings and Crusader’s castles that still dot the land. Listen...

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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 widest form of spoken Arabic. This is why a lot of people learn the Egyptian dialect. It is the one most often heard in Western countries. Egypt’s official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and another fifteen dialects present in the country of the Pharaohs....

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