Blog

World Arabic Language Day

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...

Read More
henna night

A great way to immerse yourself in Arab culture is by learning the language. This is the time of the year when most people are talking about the holidays. Also, some cultures see December as a lucky month to be a bride. Thus, today’s subject is going to be on the Egyptian tradition of Henna Night (ليلة الحنة / leelit ilhenna). So what does the Henna Night...

Read More
Tips on How to Learn Arabic Language

“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...

Read More
Arab-Sports-Vocabulary

No matter where you travel in the world, you’ll find people that love playing riyaaDa (sports), and this is also especially true of Arabs. Whether it’s individual sports like ملاكمة / mulaakamah (boxing) or team sports like كرة القدم الامريكية / kurat alqadam al’amreekiyah (rugby), you’re sure to find an Arab audience for it. Without a doubt, however, the most popular sport in the Arab world is كرة القدم / kurat alqadam  In fact, it is the...

Read More
Taking-the-Bus

One of the great advantages of living in the city is the variety of وسائل النقل العامة wasaa’il annaql al’aamah  (public transportation) that can shuttle you around that city. In most Arabic speaking countries, the cheapest form of transportation is usually the حافلة haafilah (bus). If you’re taking the Haafila from city to city, one of the benefits besides saving money is that you get to take in all the beautiful...

Read More