August 2019

Proverbs are a fabulous way to gain insight into the life of other cultures. Not only that, you can see how much philosophy is shared between cultures, and how common sayings in one culture manifest in others, and vice versa. Plus, this is one of the unique aspects of the ideas, customs and and social behavior of a particular society. Arabic culture in particular has...

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Arabic-Dictionary

  The 2002 statistics on enrollment in foreign languages in U.S. institutions of higher education show that enrollments in Arabic were relatively stable during the 1980s. However, since 1995 they have shown rapid growth, particularly between 1998 and 2002, almost doubling. Arabic is among the fifteen most commonly taught languages in the U.S. hence, the pressing need for dictionaries designed for English-speaking users as the target...

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Popular-Arab-Sports

  When most people think about the word sports, they think of conventional games such as soccer, cricket, and baseball, but in the Arab countries, sports often have another definition. Indeed, conventional sports are practiced throughout the region, and physical activities were part of Arab culture centuries before colonialism, reflecting the geographical specificity of the Arab World in relation to space, time and objects. Though the...

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Learning a new language is both exciting and frightening at the same time, but that hasn’t stopped many new language learners from learning Arabic. After all, Arabic has been gaining more popularity lately, as the Arab world is a fast growing market for trade in both goods and services, not to mention how vast and rich the Arab culture is. The Arabic language is, indeed,...

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The last year we’ve witnessed the appearance of a new four-letter word – MOOC – an acronym for Massive Open Online Courses. Many organizations are offering online courses to millions of students all over the world. Anybody who has an internet connection and the will to learn can access these courses from excellent and reliable sources. In today’s article, we will focus on a different...

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Have you ever felt stuck when speaking a foreign language with a native speaker – be it your tutor, teacher or language partner? You can be as successful and fluent in your target language as you want to be, so long as you practice and persevere through use of the right tools and learning methods. If you are reading this article, you more than likely...

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Food-And-Drinks-Of-Ramadan-In-Arabic

  Ramadan is just around the corner! What is Ramadan you ask? During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims are required to abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. For the past few years, Ramadan has fallen in the summer, so it is crucial to stay hydrated and drink more between iftar and suhoor. Iftar is the meal to break the fast after sunset. Typically, people will enjoy dates,...

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  Pronouns are incredibly elementary. They are simply the I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they, and other variations we are all familiar with. We learn how to use these at a young age in school as a required grammar lesson, and, although grammar on its own is exceptionally important, pronouns are also drastically important when it comes to identification communication. Learning to correctly apply pronouns...

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Relationships-And-Directions-In-Arabic

  Exploring Arabic speaking countries can be quite an adventure, but you need to know how to ask for directions in Arabic and to understand what you’re told. After all, if you don’t understand the directions, you might miss the very things you hoped to see.  However, first you need to know how to ask for directions, as it is a very common situation for the foreigner abroad. To...

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