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Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. These are common in any language, so let’s cover some basic Arabic slang words in spoken Arabic (or colloquial). Yallah – يلا Meaning “Let’s go!” or “Come on!” and said when you want something to happen or someone to get moving, this is one of the most common Arabic words used. People will use the word yallah for...

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If you’re hungry and you know it, then you’ve found the right article! There is a reason why Middle Eastern food has been gaining popularity in recent years. Combining so many spices and flavors in a perfectly balanced dish is an art in itself. You will find that many dishes have the same name across these Middle Eastern countries, yet they might taste entirely different...

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If you have a sweet tooth, then this article is right up your alley! The layered personality of Arab cuisine has various regional influences stemming from traditional Bedouin and Levantine food. However, the question that arises after every authentic feast is always, “What’s for dessert?” Just like their savory dishes, Middle Eastern desserts consist of multiple, perfectly-balanced flavors and textures. While it’s true that some...

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The Arabic language is unique, from the sounds that exist in no other language to the beautiful writing style (check out some Arabic calligraphy!). One good way to learn Arabic is to start by studying the alphabet, especially if this kind of writing is unfamiliar to you. But first, let’s see some interesting facts about the Arabic alphabet and the Arabic language. There are no...

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Ahlan! We’ve previously posted some common phrases in Arabic ( link here ), but after giving it some thought, we realized that common congratulations in Arabic deserve their own article. Why? Because we believe that the soul of an Arab is full of colors! Whenever there is a happy event or an episode of significance in a person’s life, an Arab will be happy for you and will...

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You’ve probably come to this article because maybe you feel a bit stuck in your language acquisition process and you need some learning motivation. Or perhaps you just started studying and want to make sure you keep your spirits up throughout your journey. Regardless of your reasons, all we want to say is that every student goes through this phase at some point. Have no fear! Kaleela is...

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