Levantine Dialect

Find out about the two different species of deer that you can find in the Middle East in Kaleela’s look at the Middle East’s answer to Bambi and Rudolph.

Many people visit the Arab world to check out its striking landscapes and rich history. Still others visit the Middle East because they enjoy the wide array of flora and fauna they find only in this region. Today, Kaleela takes you on a journey to learn about some of that wildlife. In particular, we look at the two most widely common species of deer –...

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Read on for a few fun and Interesting Facts About the Arabic language that is sure to make you want to start learning Arabic with Kaleela!

If you’re thinking about learning Arabic, you’re likely aware of the richness of the Arabic language. Indeed, there are many interesting things about Arabic language learning, but here are a few fun facts about Arabic that you might not know: 1. Arabic is the official language of 25 countries One of the most interesting facts about Arabic language is that there are 466 million native speakers of...

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Join us today as we learn how Arabic got all of its interesting dialects and how to choose the right one for you to learn!

Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about Arabic is that there are over 30 modern dialects of the language. What’s more, they’re often spoken in many places that are thousands of miles away from one another. This can be frustrating for someone who has learned Gulf Arabic only to end up working or living in Egypt. Still, when it comes to a language that...

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Have you ever wondered why Arabic baby names seem so much longer than Western names? Well, wonder no more as today we explain how Arabs get their names.

In a previous post, we asked the question “What’s in a name?” regarding why we named our app  Kaleela. However, today we can ask the same question as we look into how Arabic babies get their names. Moreover, what exactly goes into choosing both Arabic girl names and Arabic boy names? Today we’ll look into answers for those questions as we explore how Arabs get...

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It might not be the “Mother of all holidays” that other holidays are in the Middle East, but Arabs have adopted Father’s Day into their yearly calendars as well. Join us as we take a look at how they celebrate Father’s Day in the Middle East.

With all the excitement about the pending Eid al-Adha holidays, we started thinking about other holidays celebrated in the Arab world. For example, along with the two Islamic holidays, we know that some countries also celebrate Western holidays as well. These may include major holidays like Labor Day or their version of Independence Day. However, did you know that some countries also celebrate minor holidays...

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Curious about how Muslims perform Hajj? Read all about it below.

Making the pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. It’s also every Muslim’s dream to make the journey at least once in their lifetime. However, what does making the Hajj journey entail? That’s the question we will answer today as we explain how to perform Hajj and Umrah. Additionally, we’ll also discuss some of the hajj rituals and their meaning. So,...

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Here are some Dos and Don’ts when visiting an Arab country. Learn Arabic customs and etiquette to make your trip more enjoyable

Middle Eastern cultures and traditions are not quite the same as the culture and traditions and etiquette you’re likely used to. That means if you plan on visiting an Arab country, like for example, Lebanon, understanding Arabic customs and etiquette will make your visit more enjoyable. If you plan on studying abroad in Egypt or doing business in Morocco, here’re some Arab culture facts to know: Faith One...

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Choosing dialect to learn can be a bit tricky to figure out. However, Kaleela tries to make it easier to choose in this article on Arabic dialects.

We’ve already told you about the perks of learning Arabic. It can boost your career, help you meet new people, and add new places to your travel bucket list. Indeed, Arabic is an ancient language that’s been around for thousands of years. On the other hand, millions of folks from all around the world speak the language today. Moreover, you’ll find that people from all...

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Many students will tell you that they go right into studying an Arabic dialect. Let us help ease the confusion of choosing which Arabic dialect.

You’ve seen us mention the fact that Arabic is one of the fastest-growing languages in the world. It moved up from fifth to fourth place in 2019’s list of most often used languages to learn. For example, there are 422 million speakers in the world. And with that many people, it’s no wonder there are so many dialects. If you’re looking to study Arabic, trying...

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Thinking about visiting Palestine? Then think about visiting these “must-see”, unique places while you’re on Palestinian land.

Did you know that Palestine is a nation of undisturbed natural beauty? Whether you’re a nature lover or a history buff, Palestine's undeniable splendor won’t leave you disappointed. Today we’ll explore some of the major historical areas you’ll find in Holy Land, some just as beautiful as they are ancient. So, without further ado, here is our list Hisham’s Palace Hisham’s Palace was built between 720 and...

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