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Russian Roots
Oksana

Russian Roots: лиц/лич (face)

Today I would like to show you how productive the root лич/лиц (face) is and share some frequently used collocations and idioms in which the derivatives of this root are used. Поехали!

Arabs Say...
Lingualism

Should Dialects Replace Standard Arabic as Official National Languages?

Part 4 in the “Arabs Say…” series: Imagine that your government made your dialect the official language of your country (instead of MSA). It would have a new, standardized spelling system and grammar rules and be used in newspapers and books. What is your opinion?

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Rita

A Child in My Parents’ Eyes

Rita and her mom had a lovely evening at a restaurant. But who ended up paying for dinner? (Hint: It wasn’t Rita or her mother!)

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Learn Levantine Arabic Through Music
Lingualism

Lebanese Arabic Song: Khalik Bel Bait (Fairuz)

Learn Lebanese Arabic with Fairuz’s classic song Khalik Bel Bait (video with lyrics, English translation, and language notes).

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Rita

A Child in My Parents’ Eyes

Rita and her mom had a lovely evening at a restaurant. But who ended up paying for dinner? (Hint: It wasn’t Rita or her mother!)

Ahmad ElKhodary
Ahmad

The Word بِتاع in Egyptian Arabic

Welcome to my lesson on how to use a very important word in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic! First of all, the word بِتاع bitā3 is mainly used as a noun, which means it comes in three forms…

Ahmad ElKhodary
Ahmad

16 of the Most Common Conjunctions in Egyptian Arabic

Conjunctions are very important. We use them all the time in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. That’s why we will be learning 16 Egyptian Arabic conjunctions today. Conjunctions in Arabic are called…

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