Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

Even in Arabic a little politeness can take you a long way, so please join us today as we look at the many ways you can make polite requests in Arabic.

Forrest Gump’s momma may be famous for always having said that “Life is like a box of chocolates …” However, my momma was famous for always having said “‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ go a long way.” This is true whether it’s saying “Thank you” in Chinese or “Please” in Arabic. In other words, no matter the language, being polite will usually get you what you...

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Many of you have asked us about teaching you the Arabic alphabet. However, we’re sorry to tell you that it’s just not possible for us to do that and the reason is pretty simple, actually.  You see, the Arabic language doesn’t have an alphabet. Rather it uses something called an abjad system. So, what’s the difference?  Well, we’ll explain that and other things you need to know...

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Thanks to Kaleela, you never have to worry about not being able to make an appointment in Arabic again! Make an appointment with nearly everyone in Arabic.

Today’s busy lifestyle often requires us to make plans well in advance.  These can be formal appointments for an official meeting or an informal appointment meeting with a work colleague for lunch. Regardless, learning how to make an appointment is part of necessary daily life no matter your language. However, if you’re learning Arabic, you’re in luck as today we show you how to make...

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Cats have a long history in both Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures, so is it any wonder that they’d be included in their proverbs, too?

Cats have been an important part of Middle Eastern culture since the days of Ancient Egypt. Indeed, back then, they were praised for protecting the pharaohs by killing venomous snakes. What’s more this duty to protect got our feline friends turned into gods, and they are even used as symbols of protection in the infamous Book of the Dead. Now, flash forward a couple of thousand...

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Join us today as we learn how Arabic got all of its interesting dialects and how to choose the right one for you to learn!

Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about Arabic is that there are over 30 modern dialects of the language. What’s more, they’re often spoken in many places that are thousands of miles away from one another. This can be frustrating for someone who has learned Gulf Arabic only to end up working or living in Egypt. Still, when it comes to a language that...

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Are language learning apps like Kaleela really beneficial for learning Arabic or just a money-making gimmick? Find the answer in this article.

These days, more and more people are turning to language learning apps to learn Arabic. With so many of these apps on hand nowadays, it has us thinking: Just how effective are these Arabic learning apps anyway? Well, it seems that we’re not the only ones asking this question. Recent studies by an American university also wanted to know if anybody really learns anything from a...

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Come find out in this article why some Indonesians learn Arabic more than they prefer to learn English as their first foreign language.

If you’ve ever traveled to Indonesia, you’ll notice that many of its people choose to speak Arabic over English. Seeing how English is the lingua franca of the world, this led us to question why they learn Arabic. As a result, we did a little research on the subject and were awestruck by the answers. We hope you will be, too, as today we look...

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Craving some Middle Eastern cuisine, but not really sure how to make it? Start here with our very easy-to-make falafel recipe.

Perhaps no other food says Middle Eastern cuisine more than falafel, that simple Arab comfort food made from chickpeas or fava beans. Although it’s usually part of the everyday Middle Eastern breakfast, Arabs enjoy this crispy treat any time of the day. With that in mind, today you’ll learn how to make falafel with canned chickpeas. And you’ll be doing it using one of the easiest...

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Why We Chose the Name Kaleela for Our Arabic Language Learning Application

Many of you have asked us what the word “kaleela” means and why we decided to use it for the name of our Arabic Language Learning application. As a result, today we’re going to give you a little back story on the name. Hopefully, afterward you will see why it’s such a great name for us to use for our application. So, let’s get started. Origins...

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