Levantine Arabic Blog

Levantine Arabic Grammar
Lingualism

Levantine Arabic Orthography

Learn how to read the Arabic script and tashkeel (voweling) used in Lingualism materials.

Levantine Arabic
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?

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!)

Learn Levantine Arabic Through Music
Lingualism

Lebanese Arabic Song: Majnoun (Ramy Ayach)

Learn Lebanese Arabic with Ramy Ayach’s hit song Majnoun (video with lyrics, English translation, and language notes).

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Eman

Around Dubai

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

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Mariette

Lebanon’s Street Food Market

Mariette and her friends explore foods of the world at Lebanon’s traveling street food festival.

Levantine Arabic Diaries
Rita

A Vulnerable Patient

When Rita’s dad (pictured) is in the hospital, they find another patient in need of some help. What matter does Rita take into her own hands?

The Latest News from Lingualism

Arabic Readers

Today I published the last title in the Levantine Arabic Readers series! So, we now have three series with fifteen books each: Egyptian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, and Modern Standard Arabic. I started the Arabic Readers project with Egyptian Arabic.  All of the writers were from the Cairo and Delta regions, where the dialect is rather

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