Arabic Phrases Tag

Even in Arabic a little politeness can take you a long way, so please join us today as we look at the many ways you can make polite requests in Arabic.

Forrest Gump’s momma may be famous for always having said that “Life is like a box of chocolates …” However, my momma was famous for always having said “‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ go a long way.” This is true whether it’s saying “Thank you” in Chinese or “Please” in Arabic. In other words, no matter the language, being polite will usually get you what you...

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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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If you’ve been studying Arabic for awhile now and you’re not reading blogs in Arabic yet, today is the day to start. Find out why and how to get started in this article.

There are plenty of blogs out there for just about any subject you might be interested in from sports blogs to make-up tutorial blogs to blogs on how to make better blogs. And these blogs on just about every subject come in just about every language – including Arabic. Now, you may be thinking: “Sure, I know there’re Arabic blogs out there, but I don’t think...

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Speak Arabic Like an Arab Mama or Baba

As he neared graduation, an Arab boy went to his father. “Baba, I’ve decided what I want to study,” the boy said.“What’s that, my son?” the father questioned.“I want to be an actor!” the boy exclaimed.The father answered with a laugh: “Oh, my boy, your pronouncing it wrong. It’s DOC-tor!” My father used to tell me that there’s a lot of truth in a joke and...

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If you’re having a baby, here are some basic Arabic words to help you navigate when having a new baby in an Arabic-speaking country.

So, you’re having a new baby! Allah yija’alu min ithurriyyah isalha or “May God make it a good/worthy offspring!”. Having a new baby is a very exciting step for you and your spouse. If you live in one of the Arabic speaking countries, knowing how to speak Arabic phrases when having a new baby helps you navigate the city. Of course, while pregnant, you and your...

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Looking for an Arab taxi in an Arab city, or generally in the Arab world? Check this article on ordering a taxi in an Arabic speaking country

One of the great things about traveling to Arabic-speaking countries is that most major cities have quite a few different methods of transportation methods to choose from. Though not as غير مكلف – ghayr muklif (inexpensive) as buses, سيارات الأجرة – sayaraat il’ujrah (taxis) offer a relatively cheap and quick way to get from one point to another. Making it easier still is the...

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