Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

No matter where you roam in today’s world, you probably take your mobile telephone  (الهاتف المحمول – alhatif almahmul) with you. Indeed, having your own (الهاتف – alhatif ) (phone) is an awesome and easy way to stay in touch with friends, make social arrangements, and plan other aspects of your life. With your (محادثة هاتفية – muhadathat hatifia) (cell phone), you can get...

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One of the great things about traveling to Arabic speaking countries is that most major cities have quite a few different methods of transportation methods to choose from. Though not as غير مكلف – ghyr mukalaf (inexpensive) as buses, سيارات الأجرة – sayarat al’ujra (taxis) offer a still relatively cheap and quick way to get from one point to another. Making it easier still is...

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With Eid al Adha approaching in just a few weeks, we thought this would be a great time to learn Arabic vocabulary for holidays, plus we’re going to give you a few greetings that you can learn to wish your friends who are celebrating a happy holidays in Arabic. In most Arabic speaking countries, there are two major holidays: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر) and Eid Al-Adha...

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Our five senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell – seem to operate independently, as though they are five separate and distinct modes of perceiving the world. In reality, however, they collaborate closely to enable the mind to better understand its surroundings. We can become aware of this collaboration under special circumstances, and Arabs seemed to have had an understanding of this a long...

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If you’ve ever lived near or been in contact with Arabs, you know they take their food seriously. And it’s not just the food, but it’s also the ingredients that go into making it. Their cuisine is rich and diverse because they emphasize the freshness, colors, textures, and smell of everything they cook. As a result, you’ll find Arabic cooking colorful and tasty and its...

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As any culture, animals (hayawanat) have great meaning in the Arab world. Some of these animal traits inspired parents to name their children. Many Arab men and women are named after strong and graceful wild animals. This is deeply rooted in the history of ancient Arab and Middle Eastern culture, where people were influenced by their surrounding environment and nature. Also, animals are greatly respected...

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our series of basic Arabic words continue! In this article we will approach the days of the week. After reading this you might notice that the name of the days in Arabic are in close relation to the number system (we posted an article here). Maybe you will want to arrange a meeting with someone on a specific day, or you want to tell someone...

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