Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

When you hear metal, what comes to your mind? Industry? Maybe trading? Human association with metals goes a long way back in history. The ancient people viewed metals as mysterious materials found deep inside the earth and believed them to be full of spiritual powers with the potential for creation as well as destruction. Several ancient civilizations practiced alchemy and it has been said that Arabs...

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When it comes to language learning, one good thing about prepositions is that they are limited; they belong to a closed class of words, just like pronouns. Additionally, in the case of Arabic grammar, they are simple when conjugating them with pronouns. Arabic preposition particles are Mabni words كلمات مبنية which means that they mostly have a fixed pronunciation regardless of their position in the...

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There are only a few animals that live harmoniously alongside humans in urban habitats. One of these animals are birds. Like cats, birds have been treated in extremes throughout the history, either worshipped as gods or persecuted as pestilence. For example, ancient Egyptians personified many of their major gods as birds, but in modern times, birds such as pigeons and crows have increasingly become a...

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Surely everyone remembers their early school days when their teacher would give a class  about body parts and follow it up with exercises to identify them. Well, since most people start to learn Arabic by memorizing various words to enhance their vocabulary as much as possible, we decided that that day is here again, only in Arabic with an article dedicated to body parts in...

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Tradition is always considered good and special in the Arab world, whether it’s food, clothes or, in today’s case, drinks. In this post, we’re going to learn about a number of traditional drinks that are made and consumed in different parts of the Arab world. What is especially good about these drinks is that they are made with fresh fruits and herbs, making them not...

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Ahlan! You might’ve seen our article regarding Arabic adjectives (link), so it’s only natural that we should show an example or two of what an adverb in Arabic is since the structure is used in everyday conversation. Moreover, it will help broaden your vocabulary and enable you to make more complex sentences. However, first we need to know what the role of adverbs is in the...

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Did you know that Arabic has influenced other languages like English, Spanish, and French? Of course, one could totally understand how Arabic has had a major linguistic influence on other non-Arab Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Turkey or Iran because Arabic is the only language of the Quran, so naturally  the influence of the Arabic language has had a strong influence on the language of...

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Welcome back! As we continue our series of basic Arabic, let’s take a look at some adjectives. Learning Arabic adjectives is key as they are used in used in every day conversation. We believe that a broad vocabulary will help you master the Arabic language. We‘ve already given examples of places in Arabic (link here), so when describing a place to a friend back home, wouldn’t it be...

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In a world where fast-paced technological advancements and social media have cut a lot of jobs, there still remain a few professions that stand the test of time. Truth be told, a few countries might pay more for a specific job if the industry is flourishing in the region. Also, some jobs might weigh differently for Arabs, depending on how much stability and prestige the...

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Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. These are common in any language, so let’s cover some basic Arabic slang words in spoken Arabic (or colloquial). Yallah – يلا Meaning “Let’s go!” or “Come on!” and said when you want something to happen or someone to get moving, this is one of the most common Arabic words used. People will use the word yallah for...

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