Arabic VS Hebrew – How Similar Are The Two Semitic Languages?

Arabic and Hebrew are two languages from the Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family. They’re the two most well-known languages in the Middle-East and they’re both the liturgical languages of two important world religions. (That’s Judaism and Islam, in case you’ve been living under a rock!) And finally, in a way, they were both … Read more Arabic VS Hebrew – How Similar Are The Two Semitic Languages?

What Languages Are Spoken In Algeria? (Algerian Arabic, Berber, French And More!)

Algeria is a North African country with more than 42 million inhabitants who speak several different languages. Officially, Algerians speak Arabic and Berber, but in reality, the real linguistic landscape of Algeria is a little more complicated. While Modern Standard Arabic is the main official and national language of Algeria, it’s hardly spoken by anyone. … Read more What Languages Are Spoken In Algeria? (Algerian Arabic, Berber, French And More!)

How Old Is The Arabic Language And Where Did It Come From? A Look At Three Historical Arabic Languages

How old is the Arabic language?

Modern Standard Arabic, or Fusha, is a modernized and slightly simplified version of Classical Arabic. Like most languages, Arabic has evolved and changed throughout the centuries. It’s a language that originates from the Arabic peninsula, where a lot of different dialects used to exist. With the birth of the Islamic religion, the Arabic language became … Read more How Old Is The Arabic Language And Where Did It Come From? A Look At Three Historical Arabic Languages

Is Arabic A Tonal Language? (Well.. No, But Here’s Why You Might Think So)

Is Arabic a tonal language?

I’ve been surprised to see a lot of people ask throughout the internet if Arabic is a tonal language. Arabic is not a tonal language. Tonal languages are characterized by utilizing tones or the pitch of the voice to differentiate between words. There are neutral tones, tones where the pitch goes down, up, down and … Read more Is Arabic A Tonal Language? (Well.. No, But Here’s Why You Might Think So)

How long does it take to learn Arabic

How long does it take to learn Arabic?

So you’ve decided to learn Arabic. Good for you! Learning Arabic can be extremely rewarding in many ways. It opens doors to not just one, but several foreign cultures and countries, another way of thinking and opportunities in business, travel, making friends and so much more! Some might say, however, that learning Arabic is an … Read more How long does it take to learn Arabic

How to learn the Arabic alphabet

How to learn the Arabic alphabet

If you’re learning Arabic, there’s no way around learning the Arabic alphabet. This seems intimidating to a lot of people, and in some cases it’s even the alphabet that stops people from even considering studying Arabic. That’s a shame, because learning the Arabic alphabet is quite easy! The Arabic alphabet isn’t a complex collection hundreds … Read more How to learn the Arabic alphabet

18 Algerian Love Phrases To Melt The Heart Of Your Date (Use With Caution)

Algerian love phrases

For some reason, you’re out there searching for “Algerian love phrases”. No need to explain – I suppose you have good and specific reasons for that. Google hasn’t been very forthcoming for those looking for that kind of things up until now, but I’ve got your back my friend. I’m in no way fluent in … Read more 18 Algerian Love Phrases To Melt The Heart Of Your Date (Use With Caution)

How To learn Arabic By Yourself (Without Taking A Class)

How I learn Arabic

Arabic is a language family that is getting more and more important in the last few decades. Culturally and historically, it’s a language that has a great significance for the fields of literature, religion, history, philosophy and science history. The language in itself is a beautiful and strange creation and for all of these reasons, … Read more How To learn Arabic By Yourself (Without Taking A Class)

Glossika review focusing on Moroccan Arabic

Glossika languages review

My review of Glossika: A language learning tool for the serious language learner For a long time I’ve wanted to review Glossika Glossika has been around for a few years. Its founder, Mike Campbell is an accomplished polyglot with a special interest in Asian languages and dialects (but many languages from around the world are … Read more Glossika review focusing on Moroccan Arabic

My review of “Codename: Butterfly” by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat in Arabic and English

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The last couple of weeks, I’ve been working slowly through the book “Codename: Butterfly” by the Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat. The book was originally suggested to me by @arablit on twitter and I got it in its original Arabic version as well as the more recent English translation from Neem Tree Press. Found these in … Read more My review of “Codename: Butterfly” by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat in Arabic and English