Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

Not one to tuck yourself in as soon as the sun goes down? Then these are the places to go in the Middle East where all the lights seem to shine for you.

So, you’ve already planned on visiting some of the most beautiful places in the Middle East. However, what if we said that the most beautiful cities in the Middle East really shine after the sun sets? It’s true! So, if you’re looking for Middle East tourist attractions that come alive after dark, here are some of our recommendations: La Perle / Dubai, UAE Prepare yourself for a...

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An Arab proverb says: “A bird in the hand is better than ten birds in a tree.”, In today’s post, we’ve got 24 words for birds in Arabic.

While traveling through the countries of the Middle East, you’ll notice that Arabs really have a love for birds.  Outside many shops, for example, you’ll often find a birdcage with a canary singing in it. (By the way, the name of the small bird in Arabic is nearly the same as it is in English – کناری or kanary.) What’s more, you also might find that...

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Join Kaleela today as we look at the Arabic versions of English colloquialisms. We’re sure that you’ll find learning Arabic with Kaleela.

Perhaps one of the most trying parts of learning Arabic is learning Arabic colloquial phrases. (These are sometimes called Arabic slang phrases). In fact, much like in other languages, they play a vital part of learning both Standard and Spoken Arabic. However, you really wouldn’t know them unless you had heard them used before.  For this reason, today’s article will do just that. It will...

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Find out the impact that World Mental Health Day has on the Middle East and what can be done to raise awareness of mental health.

Back in October, the whole world came together to observe World Mental Health Day. However, try to think of it more like the mental health awareness day because that’s exactly the goal of World Mental Health Day. What’s more, every year since 2013, the day has carried a certain theme with it. For example, the theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 was “Mental health...

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Just because you’re going to the Middle East doesn’t mean you have to forget all about the Christmas in Dubai festivities you’re used to.

How do Middle Eastern countries celebrate Christmas? Maybe you’re thinking about traveling to the Dubai expo over the winter holidays and wondering that very question. After all, you’ve already learned the dos and don’ts in Arab countries. You also know that Dubai is predominantly Muslim, so it only begs you to question: “Do Arabs celebrate Christmas? Well, the answer is that, yes, there are many Middle Eastern cities...

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Can you eat all of that tasty Arab cuisine and still keep your healthy lifestyle? We show you how in this post on healthy Arabic food.

There’s good news for those who love Arab food and are into a healthy, clean eating lifestyle.  Arab cuisine is often full of nutrient-rich, chemical-free, locally grown foods that ensure total freshness. What’s more, Arab recipes make for healthy meals and low-calorie snacks. This is because they include lean proteins, healthy fats, vegetables and grains in nearly every dish. Further, when it comes to Arab food,...

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Though there are no requirements for pharmacists who want to work in the Middle East to learn Arabic anyway.

People learn Arabic for different reasons. There are those who only want to learn enough to get them through a two-week tour of Egypt.  Then again, some want to learn it because they like to learn foreign tongues. What’s more, others learn it because they’ve been offered a job (pharmacists) in the Middle East. Why Learn Arabic as a Pharmacist? Maybe you fall into the latter group...

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In the West, they say that Arabic breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Arabs say, “You bet your falafel it is!”

Remember in school when they taught you that Arabic breakfast was the most important part of your day? Back then breakfast was usually a bowl of cereal and milk. Now, it’s coffee and a donut and we usually reserve our big, “well-balanced” breakfast for the weekend. Seems most of us didn’t take that “most important part your day” lesson too seriously. Arabs, on the other hand,...

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Today, take a journey with us as Kaleela explores the oud - the musical instrument that plays on all Arab heartstrings (and yours, too, once you hear it).

It’s been called the “king of Arabic instruments” It’s also one of the most romantic musical instruments you’ll find in the Arab world.  Join us today as we take a journey with the Arabic oud. You’ll discover what instrument is used in Arabic music the most.  Who knows? You, too, might find yourself listening to oud music as you also find out more about Arab...

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Today we’ll show you how to let people know who owns what. We’re talking about possessions and how to create them with the mighty idaafa!

We’re surprised that many students of Arabic have studied the language for years, yet still know little about the idaafa. After all, the idaafa (in Arabic الإضافة) is an extremely important part of Arabic grammar. You see, idaafa describe the distribution of the definite article in Arabic language in its two representations. Yet, it also shows possession in Arabic grammar. In today’s post we’ll be looking...

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