Levantine Dialect

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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Watching Arabic TV shows, movies, series are a great way to immerse in the language. Watch more TV and learn more Arabic. It’s just that simple.

It’s no secret that when you’re learning a language, you’re also learning a culture. This means if you’re learning Arabic, you’re also learning about Arab culture. So, why don’t you use the culture of Arab TV to learn to speak Arabic better? We’ve talked before about the amazing Egyptian film industry. If you are watching films in Arabic, this can help you better learn Arabic...

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Enjoy some Arabic radio shows and Arabic podcast episodes for easy listening. Also, it's an easy way to learn Arabic at the same time

Since the advent of the internet, one of the easiest and most convenient ways that Arabic language learners can improve their listening skills and expand their vocabulary is by listening to audio of Levantine Arabic. A few examples would be Arabic podcasts on Spotify or Arabic news with transcripts. A plethora of resources such as Arabic radio shows and podcasts can be found with a...

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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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Levantine Arabic is not hard to learn with the right resources. Read this article to find out why you should be learning the Levantine dialect

So you want to learn Arabic, but you have no idea what kind of dialect to learn? Well, if you’re traveling to the Levant, Arabic is spoken a little different here. For sure it's not the same as the Modern Standard Arabic you’d probably learn in a class or book.   “So, wait, what is this ‘Arab Levant’, or whatever, you just mentioned?” you may be...

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