Jordanian Dialect

It might not be the “Mother of all holidays” that other holidays are in the Middle East, but Arabs have adopted Father’s Day into their yearly calendars as well. Join us as we take a look at how they celebrate Father’s Day in the Middle East.

With all the excitement about the pending Eid al-Adha holidays, we started thinking about other holidays celebrated in the Arab world. For example, along with the two Islamic holidays, we know that some countries also celebrate Western holidays as well. These may include major holidays like Labor Day or their version of Independence Day. However, did you know that some countries also celebrate minor holidays...

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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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Many students will tell you that they go right into studying an Arabic dialect. Let us help ease the confusion of choosing which Arabic dialect.

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...

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If you’ve been toying with the idea of learning Arabic, but you’re not sure which dialect, here’s why you should study Jordanian Arabic

So, you’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic and you feel like you should aim for the next level and study Jordanian Arabic. 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 series....

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When it comes to the deserts of Jordan, Wadi Rum might be the most famous, but it’s not the only beautiful desert you’ll find in the kingdom.

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. The deserts of Jordan...

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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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Climb the highest hill in Amman with us and enjoy the rich history and spectacular views from the Citadel. It is a view you don't want to miss

On a chilly November morning in 2019, as dawn broke across the eastern horizon and started to spread its light over Amman 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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This magnificently restored theatre is the most impressive Roman ruins Amman has to offer. Read this article and you will see why

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. A few would be the Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel. Also, just down the hill, the sole...

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Arabic speaking countries, food in Jordan, falafel, knafeh, maqluba, zaarb, soups in Jordan, Arab culture, learn Arabic language, Levantine Arabic, the best way to learn Arabic, Arabic learning apps

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...

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