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When you want to learn Arabic, you need a combination of listening skills as well as communication skills. Ever thought about the Communication Approach?

When learning Arabic, or any language for that matter, the same question repeats itself: how do I do this the right way? Well, today we are introducing you to a new approach called the communicative one. If you already know all about the communicative approach, keep reading. This is because you will definitely understand more as to why it is exceptionally a smart approach in learning...

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If you want to speak Arabic fluently, skipping the basics and going right for the core of the language is the key. Read this article to find out why.

Among the questions we get asked most frequently at Kaleela are questions like: “Is 1,000 words enough to speak a language?”. Also “How many foreign words can you learn in a day to speak fluently?”. If we gave you an answer, you’d probably ask surprisingly, “It takes how many vocabulary words to be fluent in Arabic?”. The truth is, however, because everybody has a different...

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Read this article and find out why a great time to learn Arabic is in the good ol’ summertime.

Many of us can’t wait until summer. We sit around the fireplace bundled up all winter making plans for when summertime finally arrives. As the American author, journalist and essayist Charles Bowden once said: “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” Some plan to go on summer holiday. Others may choose to stay at home and take advantage of the extra daylight. They might...

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Looking for a better job? How about a more satisfying personal life? Learn Arabic language and you can reap all the benefits from becoming bilingual.

How is it that some people who are learning Arabic for beginners can dive straight into Arabic conversations knowing only a little vocabulary while others who have studied the language extensively are still afraid to speak it? Beyond just feeling uncomfortable, research has shown that feeling anxious when it comes to speaking Arabic can cause you to have self doubt, which can, in turn, affect...

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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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Buying clothes can be a hassle, especially if you are in a foreign country and can't speak the language. Check this article about vocabulary and sizes

Whether you’ve started working in an Arabic speaking country and need a new suit or are just visiting and looking for a souvenir t-shirt, learning Arabic for ملابس malaabis (clothes) is essential for getting exactly what you want in your size. The following table shows you some vocabulary for clothes and accessories in Arabic: EnglishTransliterationArabicPants in ArabicbinTaalبنطالShirt in ArabicqameesقميصCoat in Arabicmi’TafمعطفDress in ArabicfustaanفستانBelt in ArabicHizaamحزامHat in Arabicqubba’ahقبعةSocks...

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Arabs have their own way of eating Arabic food, it's part of Arab culture. When you learn Arabic language, you will surely catch these customs.

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”. No words could ring more true if you are studying Arabic and want to learn more about the culture. Arabs are known for their hospitality, that's for sure. In fact, they will invite you for a meal, either at a...

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