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Nadine

Expressions with the Eyes in Levantine Arabic

Nadine tells us about dozens of expressions and idioms in Levantine Arabic using the word eye(s) and other words related to seeing. Can you guess their meanings?

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?

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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?

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…

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Eman

Around Dubai

Eman tells us about Dubai, the city she lives in, and why she thinks it’s so amazing.

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