Learning Arabic Words & Expressions

Arabic Words and Phrases for Travel

With the recent concert by world-renowned rock band Coldplay in Amman, Jordan, and two Arab countries and two Arab cities (Morocco, Tunisia, Cairo, and Dubai, respectively) making Lonely Planet’s lists of the best countries and cities to travel to in 2020, it’s no wonder the Middle East is once again fast becoming the destination of choice for many travelers from around the globe. If you...

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“One hand can't clap but it can hold a cup of coffee”. Find out how you can get your hand on a cup in this article on Arabic coffee.

If you travel to the Middle East and you’re not a coffee drinker, you will be soon enough. Coffee in Arabic speaking countries is as much part of everyday culture as it is a culinary tradition. Get over your ideas of your coffee maker because in the Middle East it’s prepared quite differently. Generally, Arabic coffee means coffee that is prepared the Turkish way and there...

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How do you feel when life gets you down? Now you can express it in Arabic after learning these words to describe how you feel when you feel sad

If you’re one of the over ten million people who, like me, suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons, it’s that time of the year when you may be feeling a little more down than you do in those happy-go-lucky days of summer. However, I have some good news for you because today we're going to try to...

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Interested in learning Arabic language slang words and phrases? It's useful to know how to say wallah, akeed in arabic or sabah al khair meaning.

Yeah, yeah. I’ve heard the stories about how Arabic is a challenging language to learn, and how it always make at least the top two on lists of most difficult languages to learn. And let’s not forget all of these Arabic dialects you should learn.  In all honesty, Arabic can be challenging at times, and it can be a bit confusing when trying to figure out...

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Come join the celebration by learning about World Arabic Language Day and by learning a little bit of the Arabic language.

Happy World Arabic Language Day!Every year since December 18, 2012, the whole world has been coming together to celebrate World Arabic Language day on December 18, because that’s the day in 1973 that Arabic became the sixth official language of the General Assembly of the United Nations. One of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Arabic is used in everyday life by over 290...

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How can you learn Arabic by yourself? Get the tips on how you can do that by checking this article. You don't have to work hard, just work smart

“One of the best ways to learn anything is to teach yourself.”- U.S. Appeals Court Judge Giles Rich If you’re reading this right now, maybe you’ve decided to learn Arabic on your own. Maybe you don’t have enough time to learn Arabic online or in a formal classroom environment. Or you live too far away from the nearest academic institution or learning center and have decided...

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When it comes to asking questions in Arabic, figuring out “which” is “what” gets a lot easier after reading this article.

Most of you that have been studying the Arabic language, even if you’re just learning Arabic for beginners, have probably already learned the Arabic equivalent of the English Wh - question words. If you don’t remember, we’ve made this handy table to refresh your memory: EnglishTransliterationArabic Who in Arabic man مَنْ  What in Arabic ...

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Ordinal numbers indicate the position or order of something. Get everything in order as we show you how ordinal numbers are used in Arabic

In a previous article, we discussed asking for and understanding questions related to giving directions in Arabic. Unlike cardinal numbers which are for counting, ordinal numbers in Arabic are for ordering things in a first-second-third kind of format. They're pretty useful when giving directions. This is especially in a busy city like Amman, Jordan, where they have numbered circles and you want to tell the...

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If you want to learn Egyptian, it can be as smooth as sailing down the Nile. Learn about the most widely-spoken dialect in Arabic

Egyptian Arabic is the Arabic dialect in Egypt with nearly 65 million speakers. The locals call it maSree (مصري). Not only is it is largest of the spoken Arabic dialects, it is also probably the most well-known dialect. This is because of the popularity of Egypt’s films, plays, music and television series throughout the Middle East. One good reason to learn the Egyptian dialect is...

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