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Arabs Say...

Is Modern Standard Arabic Difficult for Arabs?

Part 7 in the “Arabs Say…” series, we ask: How proficient are you in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)? What is difficult for you? Do you make any mistakes?

Levantine Arabic

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

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...

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?