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Fisal's Dictionary: "to move"

<b>Fisal’s Dictionary: “to move حــَــرَك”</b><p>Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary in order to discover some of its …

Expressing temporal relationships in Arabic

Temporal relationships (العلاقات الزمنية) are the relationships of events in relation to each other according to the time of their occurrence. They …

Timings in Arabic

<b>| بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم |</b><p>Marhaba again..<p>Honestly, i never knew the timings in Arabic or how they were expressed. But i always wanted to learn them. …

7 Ways to Blend in with Native Speakers (Even if You Don't Sound Like One Yet)

Many language learners dream of being mistaken for a local. For most, that means working tirelessly to sound like a native speaker. But, when it comes to blending in with a new country and culture, it’s not just about your accent. There are plenty of ways to act like a native speaker, even if you …

Expressing similarities with things

جميلة مثل القمر<p>Beautiful as the moon<p>قوي مثل الجبل<p>Strong as a mountaian<p>هادر مثل الرعد<p>Noisy as thunder<p>عميق مثل البحر/البئر<p>Deep as the sea/well<p>بعيد مثل …

Arabic Adverbs (Part 2)

In the previous post, I explained that adverbs describe verbs, and that we can derive adverbs from verbs, e.g. كثيراًis derived from كثير“much”. In …

Arabic Adverbs (Part 1)

Adverbs modify verbs. They give extra information about the manner, time, frequency of performing a certain action. Typically, adverbs in Arabic end …

Persian words used in Arabic

In the previous post, I wrote that the Arabic language that we use today contains many words that are of foreign origins, especially in spoken …

Food words that are very easy to learn

There are many types of foods in Arabic that are very easy to learn for foreign students of Arabic because the names of these foods in Arabic are …

Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it is

Canvas fingerprinting?<p>Popular, heavily trafficked websites are increasingly turning to “canvas fingerprinting” in order to track your online movements. Canvas fingerprinting is extremely hard to block, hard to detect, and has become a unique identifier that logs your ‘Net history as you jump from …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

Verb Tense: (3) The Imperative الأمر

• We spoke earlier about the past and present tenses. Today, we are going to discuss the imperatives and learn how to get them from regular verbs.<br>• The …

Verb Type نوع الفعل

Today we are going to discuss the types of root verbs according to their form and ability to change form. The focus will be on the <b>FORM</b> and not the <b>USE</b> …

Arabic Nouns of Place

ظرف المكان is a special category of nouns in Arabic used in a sentence to denote place. It is a special type of noun in Arabic, but it can be …

Chat App Wiper Deletes Conversations in One Click

Mobile messaging is the hot topic of this year — thanks to a few big acquisitions — but what can help a contender from standing out from the rest of the field? How about a privacy button that permanently removes all traces of a conversation with a single click?<p>That’s the formula behind Wiper, a new …

In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Google is trying to make sense of a sweeping decision about the Internet. In May, the European Court of Justice ruled that people have the right to be forgotten. That is, if you don't like something about you that pops up on a Google search, you can make Google hide that result.<p>The top court left a …

The App That Lets You Spy on Yourself and Sell Your Own Data

Facebook and other social networking sites aren't free. They don't charge you money to connect with friends, upload photos, and "like" your favorite …

Fisal's Dictionary: "to be beautiful"

Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary in order to discover some of its secrets. We will look up the root verb</b> …

Expressing Similarity in Arabic with Like or As

Following my previous post about comparison, I received a question about how to express similarity in Arabic, and Niji contributed the answer. In …

How to Make Comparisons in Arabic

Comparison is between two in terms of a certain quality usually expressed by an adjective, e.g. taller than. When we compare between 2 people or …

Nizar Qabbani: Five Love Texts

It has been a while since we last read any Arabic poetry! Today we are going to read a poem by the great Arab poet Nizar Qabbani. The poem is …

Listening Comprehension Answers: Moroccan Food

Ahlan, Arabic fans! I hope you have liked the Listening comprehension Exercise about Moroccan Food. How was your score? How much of the Arabic text …

Listening Comprehension Exercise: Moroccan Food

Have you ever been to Morocco <b>الــمــَــغــْـــرِب</b>? If yes, what did you like most? What do you miss? If no, then what do you already know about …

Reading Comprehension exercise

Read the text below and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary at the bottom of the post to assist your comprehension.<p><b>شكسبير</b> …

Baby Animals

<b>Baby Animals صــِـــغــــَــــــار الــحـــَـــيـــــوانـــَـــات</b><p>In today’s post, we are going to learn some names of baby animals in the Arabic …

Expressing spatial relationships in Arabic

In my previous post, I discussed temporal relationships (العلاقات الزمنية) which relate events in terms of time of their occurrence. In this post, I …

Expressing possibility in Arabic

In Arabic, there is a very useful expression that can be used to express possibility or necessity, etc. of a certain action.<p>This expression is made …

Word search game, answer

In this post, I present the answer of the word search game published yesterday. All the words are related to communications and media. If you are not …

Practice the use of prepositions

<b>Last week, I presented a reading passage about reading to practice our comprehension. Today, I use the same passage to practice the use of</b> …

Useful cooking vocabulary in Arabic

Do you like cooking? Do you spend time in the kitchen to prepare Arabic foods? Do you know the names of some of the tools and equipment you use while …