Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

If you’ve been toying with the idea of learning Arabic, but you’re not sure which dialect, here’s why you should study Jordanian Arabic

So, you’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic and you feel like you should aim for the next level and study Jordanian Arabic. However, with so many Arabic dialects to choose from, why learn the Jordanian one? “Well,” you might answer, “I’ve heard about the Egyptian dialect and how it got to be a popular dialect to learn because of the influence of Egyptian films and TV series....

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Looking for a place to learn Arabic overseas? Then search no further than this article, where we show you some of the best Arab cities to immerse yourself

As summer nears an end, you should already have a plan in place on where you want to learn Arabic. One thing’s for sure, with over 290 million native speakers in more than 20 countries, we understand that it’s not that easy to choose which one of the Arabic speaking countries would be the best place to learn Arabic overseas. Maybe you might be one...

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Arabic culture rules: Mashallah, you have such a big, beautiful brain, smallah. This article on how to compliment Arabs should be easy for you

A lot of lecturers who specialize in improving your conversation skills or those who tout how you, too, can win over friends and influence people often give the same advice to those looking for those things: The best way to get a person to start talking or to win them over is by first complimenting that person. Arabic culture rules are no different, with the exception...

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If you’ve been studying Arabic for awhile now and you’re not reading blogs in Arabic yet, today is the day to start. Find out why and how to get started in this article.

There are plenty of blogs out there for just about any subject you might be interested in from sports blogs to make-up tutorial blogs to blogs on how to make better blogs. And these blogs on just about every subject come in just about every language – including Arabic. Now, you may be thinking: “Sure, I know there’re Arabic blogs out there, but I don’t think...

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What’s up, fam? Want to learn the names of the members of a family in Arabic? Both close and extended? Then read on, brothers and sisters!

As many of you know, family is one of the most important aspects of Arab culture, and in many Arabic-speaking countries, families maintain their loyalty to their tribal and clan connections. Perhaps this is best exemplified by the ages-old Arab adage: "I and my brothers against my cousins; I and my cousins against the stranger". Arabs know and speak proudly of both their genealogy and heritage. With...

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The Middle Eastern scene is always changing. Read all about the up and coming cities that are destined to change the future of the Middle East.

Lately, when we’ve talked about Arab culture or the Arabic language, we’ve often talked a lot about the oldest this or the oldest that. However, with the recent news of the United Nations estimates that predict two-thirds of the population of the Middle East will live in cities by 2050, it’s time we switched directions and started talking about the youngest this or that. So, today,...

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If you’re traveling overseas visiting any of Arabic speaking countries for any long period of time, eventually you might have to get a تحلق / tiHla' (haircut). However, if you’re like some and suffer from tonsurephobia (the fear of getting a haircut), the idea of a tiHla' might only be less than that of getting a قناة الجذر qanat aljudhur (root canal). Incidentally, barbers used to...

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Roses are red - and they’re also the official flower of Iraq! Find out what are the national flowers of a few of the Arabic-speaking countries

Every country has the right to present what is most beautiful about where they live. So, what better national symbols to show off than flowers? You might think that Arab countries might not have a diverse flora. Obviously, we understand why, considering the vast areas of desert. Certainly, other factors contribute, such as lack of adequate soil or rain. This makes life tough for plants...

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You’ve learned some Arabic by watching television shows from the Middle East. Now learn even more with Netflix Arabic shows

We’ve already talked before about how turning on your Arab TV box and watching Arabic TV shows can help you learn Arabic language skills and Arabic dialects faster. Well, move over Arab TV because there’s a new kid in town that goes by the name of Netflix. Watching Netflix series and shows in Arabic can also help language learners learn to speak Arabic better in...

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Next time you’re drinking from a decorative glass, you may have the Arabs to thank for its design. Find out why in this article.

Throughout most of the Middle Ages, Islamic luxury glassware was the most sophisticated glass Europe and China were importing. This happened after Islam overtook most of the traditional glass-producing territories of both the Sasanian and Roman Empires. In Pre-Islamic times, figurative decoration played a small part in the making of Arabic glass. So, the change from Persian and Roman glassmaking was not abrupt. As a...

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