Three Language Learning Hacks

Learning a language is one of the most fascinating endeavours you can undertake, enabling you to delve into the intricacies of human communication and allowing you to interact with far-off peoples and cultures. However, let’s face it, this can also be a most...

Arab female singers: „Umm Kalthoum“ and „Fairuz“

Music plays an important role in every language. With music you can certainly learn better and it's always interesting to listen to the words of a song. In Arabic countries, young people today hear a lot of American music, but Umm Kalthoum and Fairuz  still play an...

Arabic dialects across the Arab World

The Arabic language consists of several linguistic strands: two - Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic - are prevalent across the Arab world. Then there are various Arabic dialects that differ across regions. Across the Arab World Modern Standard Arabic fusHa...

Expressing “have” in Arabic

In Arabic there is no verb that specifically expresses the concept "to have". Instead, in the Arabic language, you take a preposition and add a personal ending. There are several variations to this way of expressing 'have', but the principle is always the same. 'to...

Arabic Style Phone Wallpaper

Recently whilst in Morocco, I was sitting in a hotel lobby and on the wall behind me was a framed photograph of a piece of Arabic geometric tiling. It was beautiful and for some reason I thought it would make a nice phone background image. Then, by good luck, a few...

Travelling to Morocco with a Baby

We travelled with our one year old daughter to Morocco and had a very positive experience. Here are some notes from our experiences plus a few tips and a list of things we took with us. The people The first thing you notice when you are in Morocco is how friendly the...

Religions in Arab countries – a short overview

Islam When talking about countries in the Arab world, most people think that there is only one religion. However, this is not the case, as has been shown and documented time and again since the "Arab Spring". The great religion in Arab countries is, of course, Islam....