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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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Arabic-Newspapers

  The best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it, but when you don’t have a language partner or when you’re are not living in an Arab country, then you have to come up with alternative ideas. One way of immersing yourself in a language is through the newspaper! Aside from learning about current affairs, reading newspapers can teach you new...

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elling-The-Time-In-Arabic

  When making plans, appointments, and travel arrangements in Arabic speaking countries, you need to be able to state days and tell the time in Arabic. We’ve already posted an article about days in Arabic, so let’s cover the time words as well. First, however, let’s get familiar with some vocabulary on the subject of time. Clock in Arabic /Saa’at haa'it / ساعة حائط Time in Arabic /Waqt/ وقت Minute in...

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Transportation-Vocabulary-In-Arabic

  No matter how good your Arabic is, most people in Arabic speaking countries will know you’re not a native speaker, so if you’re a foreigner visiting or living in an Arab country, you might be frequently asked the following question: min ayn ant?/ من أين انت؟  . Basically, an Arab is asking you, “Where are you from?” You can answer this simply with the country you’re from: ana...

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Common-Arabic-Words-For-Feelings-And-Emotions

  How do you feel right now? What do you say when you’re happy or surprised, worried or embarrassed? Sometimes we have beautiful things to say and at other times, nastier things to utter. Sometimes we might be on the giving end of these things and occasionally on the receiving side of them. Our ability to interact with each other and manage our relationships with our peers...

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Transportation-Vocabulary-In-Arabic

  Humanity’s first means of transportation involved walking, running and swimming. With the domestication of animals, however, came the ability for people to not only go farther, faster astride these great creatures, but much heavier loads could also be carried by these beasts of burden. Even though Arabs used camels for transportation in the past, Middle Eastern countries are now more urbanized than the world average...

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