Gary Greer, Author at Kaleela

Author: Gary Greer

Syria is a moderately large country that includes many different religious and ethnic groups including the Arabs, Assyrians, Kurds, Armenians, Circassians, and Turkmen who differ in cultural traditions. As a result, writing about the subject of traditional Syrian clothing can prove to be challenging because there is no one Syrian way to dress. It ranges from city to city and from region to region and different tribes and villages have their...

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If you ever have a chance to visit the Kingdom of Jordan, more than likely someone will invite you… wait. Let me rephrase that. If you don’t do anything else in this life, go to Jordan and eat mansaf. Put it on your bucket list, on your wish list, on your calendar – whatever you have to do! Just go to Jordan and eat mansaf! Look, you don’t have to eat...

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Arabic Audiobook

A lot of Arabic articles focus on how to learn to read Arabic better or learn to speak Arabic better, but its few and far between that you’ll find articles to help you with your listening comprehension skills. This is mostly because, until recently, there haven’t been a whole lot of resources to practice your Arabic listening skills outside of Arabic audios on YouTube or...

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The Arabic language truly is a beautiful language, rich with history and its vibrant Arabic dialects. However, learning Arabic, like learning any language, can sometimes seem routine. At times like this, it’s sometimes a good idea to step away from the more serious lessons on the conjugating of verbs and memorizing vocabulary by rote and have a little fun with the more “colorful” aspects of...

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how are you in arabic

So you’ve learned to say “Hello” and a handful of other basic greetings in Arabic at least a dozen ways, but there’s more to conversation than just saying “Hi”. When you’re Arabic speaking friend says, “Hello, how are you?” in Arabic you want at the very least to be able to say, “I am good” in Arabic, and that’s what this article is all about...

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Arab Culture and Traditions

Being Arab, like being an American, is a cultural trait rather than a racial one, and just as Americans are of mixed race, ethnic and religious backgrounds, so too are Arabs. Though they may be different from our own, it’s these cultural traits that define the Arab world’s values which is also the subject of today’s post. The Arab Population The Arab world is made up...

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Arab Culture: How Arabian Rugs Have Been Tying Rooms Together for Centuries

Arabian rugs seem to have had a special, sentimental place in homes all over the world for hundreds of years. In fact, it was the whole plot summary behind the 1998 Coen Brothers cult film, “The Big Lebowski”, where the story’s protagonist, Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined (and later stolen) Arabian rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it...

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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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