Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

If you’re having a baby, here are some basic Arabic words to help you navigate when having a new baby in an Arabic-speaking country.

So, you’re having a new baby! Allah yija’alu min ithurriyyah isalha or “May God make it a good/worthy offspring!”. Having a new baby is a very exciting step for you and your spouse. If you live in one of the Arabic speaking countries, knowing how to speak Arabic phrases when having a new baby helps you navigate the city. Of course, while pregnant, you and your...

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Accidents will happen, but you can learn simple Arabic phrases for getting help in this article on Arabic for emergencies

Many of you are probably familiar with American aerospace engineer Edward A Murphy’s Law (simply known as “Murphy’s Law”) that states, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Mr. Murphy may seem like a pessimist, but perhaps it was his way of trying to follow the old Boy Scout motto to “Be prepared”. As Elvis Costello once famously sang, “Accidents will happen”, and...

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Have a taste of what Arabic Culture means and check out this article about these popular Arabic sayings, when to use them and what they mean

Proverbs are a fabulous way to gain insight into the life of other cultures. Not only that, you can see how much philosophy is shared between cultures, and how common sayings in one culture manifest in others, and vice versa. Plus, this is one of the unique aspects of the ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular society. Arab culture in particular has a...

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Finding a useful Arabic Dictionary in written form or an Arabic Dictionary Online can be a hassle, but not with the help of this list

The 2002 statistics on enrollment in foreign languages in U.S. institutions of higher education show that enrollments in Arabic were relatively stable during the 1980s. However, since 1995 they have shown rapid growth, particularly between 1998 and 2002, almost doubling. Arabic is among the fifteen most commonly taught languages in the U.S. Thus, there is the pressing need for dictionaries designed for English-speaking users as...

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Physical activities are important for Arabs, exercises are related to religious festivals and celebrations of the seasons. Let's check popular Arab sports

When most people think about the word sports, they think of conventional games such as soccer, cricket, and baseball, but in the Arab countries, sports often have another definition. Indeed, conventional sports are practiced throughout the region, and physical activities were part of Arab culture centuries before colonialism. Though the development of sports into the twenty-first century has intersected with important cultural and historical processes,...

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Pronouns are incredibly elementary. They are simply the I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they, and other variations we are all familiar with. We learn how to use these at a young age in school as a required grammar lesson, and, although grammar on its own is exceptionally important, pronouns are also drastically important when it comes to identification communication. Learning to correctly apply pronouns...

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We believe it is important to know the geography terms in Arabic. It might help you in your travels and also enhance your Arabic vocabulary

When most people hear the word geography, they immediately begin to think of maps, but it’s so much more than that. To understand why studying geography is relevant, people must first understand what it means. So, before providing our examples of Geography terms in Arabic, we'll explain just that. The word comes to us from the ancient Greeks, who needed a word to describe the writings...

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Knowing how to give or ask for directions in Arabic is important for any language learner or tourist. You never know when it might come in handy

Exploring Arabic speaking countries can be quite an adventure, but you need to know how to ask for directions in Arabic and to understand what you’re told. After all, if you don’t understand the directions, you might miss the very things you hoped to see.  However, first you need to know how to ask for directions, as it is a very common situation for the foreigner abroad. To...

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