Modern Standard Arabic

Find out how other people around the world managed to keep learning Arabic during the Lockdown (COVID-19 quarantine) and start practicing your Arabic again today!

Quarantine. Lockdown. Whatever you call it, it’s no secret that COVID-19 brought with it lifestyle changes that we surely did not expect. In fact, many Arabic language students had to come up with innovative ways to practice without classrooms and teachers. Because, you know, “Use it or lose it!” Maybe you’re still in study alone mode until things get back to “normal”. If that’s the case,...

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Do you get excited about punctuation marks? Today you’re going to learn all about what the teacher calls “basic Arabic punctuation”.

When you’re reading Arabic, how do you know when someone is asking a question? How about if you want to quote something from the Quran? Does Arabic use punctuation mark the same way that English does? What’s more, we already know how hard it is to remember where to put a comma in English. Does Arabic follow like rules? All of these are legitimate punctuation marks...

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Everyone could use a little support from time to time. Join Kaleela as we learn some Arabic quotes and phrases to inspire and motivate yourself and others.

Okay Arabic language learners, Kaleela has given you Arabic sayings about life. We’ve given you quotes in Arabic about love. We’ve even let you take our Arabic quotes, copy and paste them to social media to impress your friends. This time, we’ve decided to motivate you with some short inspirational Arabic quotes to help brighten your day. We’re also including some encouraging phrases in Arabic...

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The Difference Between Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic

By now you’ve likely noticed there seems to be more than one Arabic language. And you’d be right. In fact, today there are 30 Arabic dialects throughout the Arab region today. What’s more is that, once students figure this out, they often ask, “What is the hardest Arabic dialect?” If they are thinking to travel to Egypt, the question then becomes “Should I learn Modern Standard...

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In this article, we thought it would be a “capital” idea to introduce you to the capitals of the Middle East and North Africa

A capital is the seat of a nation. Moreover, it often also serves as the chief finance, people, cultural, or academic center of a country. In fact, they so closely relate to their countries that the news will quite often use the name of the city instead of the name of the capital’s country. For example, "deals made between Amman and Cairo" refer to "deals made between Jordan and...

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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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Learn all about articles in Arabic. Recognize al meaning in Arabic and details of this definite article in Arabic syntax and morphology right here

In English, the addition of the article “the” turns an indefinite noun into a definite one. The definite article in Arabic does the exact same thing. The article The in Arabic is ال You’ll find al in Arabic surnames, adjectives, and all nouns. To break it down, the definition article consists of two Arabic letters: أ referred to as alif, and ل referred to as lam. Together...

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Arabic letters made easier than you think in this breakdown of Ra and Zayn. Arabic alphabet pronunciation, words and formation right here

The Arabic alphabet is a journey of its own. Pronunciation and formation of the Arabic letters depend on whether it is in the sentence and what tashkeel is present for the pronunciation to occur accordingly. Today’s lesson is all about the twin sisters Ra and Zayn. They both look almost exactly the same if it wasn’t for a dot that essentially created all the difference...

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Of the 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet, we are going to talk about three letters today: Ba, Ta and Tha. Let’s get going on the Arabic alphabet in English! Ba ب This letter is the second one in the Arabic alphabet. In English, the letter B corresponds to the Arabic Ba. This letter is one of the first ones to be pronounced by babies when they...

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