Arab Culture Tag

Did you know that there are many things we still use today that were at first Arab inventions of over 1,000 years ago?

As Europeans spent the 5th through 14th centuries in the “Dark Ages”, Arabs went through an age of Enlightenment. During this time Arab scholars would nourish and add to what had already existed and created new scientific fields. Indeed, they also brought forth ideas and inventions that eventually would help bring Europe out of the dark. Here are just a handful of those Arab inventors...

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There is a huge Arabic influence on Spanish words. Let’s find out how the Arabic culture connects with the Spanish one.

Hey you! Did you know that there are words in the Spanish language that are of Arabic origins? Spanish and Arabic have many similarities and it can help you learn Arabic language as well as Spanish. There are many Spanish words with Arabic influence or derived from Arabic, ranging from food items, to animals and even verbs! The History In 711AD, Muslims conquered Spain, or what was...

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So you already know about the female headdress, but do you know about the male one? There is so much to learn more about the Middle East.

Have you ever seen Arab men wearing something on their head? Have you ever wondered what it is? Well you came to the right place! Today we’re talking about the shemagh/keffiyeh. A Little Bit of History The Kufyah is said to origin to the civilizations of Babylonians and Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia. This was around 3100 BC! In fact, it is called kuffiyeh because it is originally...

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If you want to learn some Arabic sentences to give advice in Arabic, then this article is for you. Click here to know more about the Middle East and its culture.

What are we doing today? We will learn how to give and receive advice in Arabic. In Arabic, the word for advice is naseeha. There are multiple types of problems people can have. For example, work-related problems, family-related problems, friend-related problems etc. Let’s use a work related example. Imagine you hand in your work late and your coworker comes up to you and advices you. They could...

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Funny jokes of Juha are the essence of Middle Eastern humor. But why is that? Find out more with Kaleela on the Arab folklore of Juha and his Donkey.

Arabic stories made their way into Western societies and even worldwide. This interested people in learning Arabic. Not only that, but also recognize Arab folklore and Arab culture through the stories. Juha the Wise Fool is just one of many folklores that bring joy to the heart. Let’s find out how. Juha and His Donkey: Funny and Wise We are very much used to tales that teach...

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Have you ever heard of the Nubian Pyramids? This is a side of Arab culture that you haven’t seen. Click for the latest ancient structures.

When we think of pyramids, we think Egypt right? Well, it turns out that there are more pyramids in this world. Yes, we were just as confused as you are right now. Kaleela is telling you all about a hidden civilization that nobody knows about. Drum rolls please…. Welcome to the Nubian pyramids. Forgotten Ancient Structures We already mentioned that these Nubian pyramids are not in Egypt. But...

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Today as we take a brief look into the history of one of the most beloved animals in Arab culture – the Arabian horse! And that ain’t no hay!

Bedouins and other native Arab cultures consider the Arabian horse a gift from God and they treat them as such.  Indeed, the bond between Arabs and their horses over the years has played a vital role in Arab culture. After all, how many grand poems have been written to the Arabian horse? And how many songs have Bedouins sung by their desert campfires at night praising these noble...

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Arab society and Arab culture are an ocean of information. Come swim with us and find out all about the Arabic language, phrases and expressions.

Culture is what makes us unique and language and culture are intertwined. This means that even if you’re learning the Arabic language, you’re going to be mixing with Arabic culture inevitably because they are very linked! In fact, did you know that the language of a people expresses their culture in different ways? For example, you can really learn about Arabic culture from its’ Arabic expressions and...

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