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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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The late American chef, world traveler, raconteur and foodie Anthony Bourdain once said, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together,” and no words could ring more true if you are studying Arabic and want to learn more about the culture.  In fact, whether you’re visiting one of the many Arab speaking countries or you have an Arabic language partner right...

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