Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

You’ve seen us mention the fact that Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages in the world, moving up from fifth to fourth place in 2019’s list of most often used languages in the world at 422 million speakers. And with that many people with Arabic as their native tongue that starts with Moroccan Arabic in the west to the Gulf Arabic of Dubai...

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As you begin studying Arabic, you’ll learn a lot about both the language and the culture; however, there are some secrets of the Arabic language that you won’t find in a textbook or on an online app (except for the Kaleela Arabic learning app, of course). Here are 20 of them: Arabic is spoken by around 315 million people, ranking it as the 5th most spoken...

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Quick! When you think of the traveling to the Middle East, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I’m quite sure it’s not lush forests or oceans blue; rather the first thing you thought of was the desert, right?  You’re not alone in that because when people think about going on vacation, they don’t think about deserts, but they imagine a cabin in the...

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Business Sectors Trending on Instagram Today in the Middle East

One of the fastest growing sectors in the Middle East are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with some estimates predicting that by 2022 the sector will bring in about $920USD billion to the Gulf Cooperation Council members alone. Add to that the fact that more than 40% of the GCC’s population is under 25 and you can see why many countries within the council have...

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It’s no secret that when you’re learning a language, you’re also learning a culture. This means if you’re learning Arabic, you’re also learning about Arab culture, so why don’t you use the culture of Arab TV to learn to speak Arabic better? We’ve talked before about the amazing Egyptian film industry and how watching films in Arabic can help you better learn Arabic language skills, but...

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A LOOK AT CAPITAL CITIES OF ARAB COUNTRIES

A capital is the seat of a nation. Moreover, it often also serves as the chief finance, people, cultural, or academic center of a country. In fact, they so closely relate to their countries that the news will quite often use the name of the city instead of the name of the capital’s country. For example, "deals made between Amman and Cairo" refer to "deals made between Jordan and...

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Since the advent of the internet, one of the easiest and most convenient ways that Arabic language learners can improve their listening comprehension and expand their vocabulary over time is by listening to audio of Levantine Arabic such as Arabic podcasts on Spotify or Arabic news with transcripts. A plethora of resources such as radio shows and podcasts can be found with a simple search...

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By now, you’ve probably heard all of the horror stories about how difficult Arabic is to learn: “Arabic letters look like hieroglyphics.” “There are too many strange sounds. It makes learning to speak it impossible.”  “Arabic has an enormous vocabulary; I mean, c’mon!  400 words for a camel, and 200 for a lion?” “Arabic grammar is too complicated.” Indeed, when it comes to learning languages, Arabic gets a bad...

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Nearly every society around the world celebrates birthdays, but just as every culture is unique, so are their birthday customs and traditions. Today we’re going to look at how to wish someone a happy birthday in the most common spoken languages in the world and some of the birthday traditions within the cultures of those languages. So, let’s get this party started, shall we? 01 Happy Birthday...

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Okay before I start, I know some of you Millennials and Zoomers are going to be all like “Libraries? Aren’t those, like, those really old buildings where, like, they used to keep books and ancient texts and stuff on papyrus or paper or something? My grandmother used to work in one, like a long time ago before the internet.” And, like, you’d be somewhat correct...

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