Category Archives: Listening

Top 10 Free Levantine Arabic Resources (and a few more besides…)

In no particular order, here are my 10 favourite online resources for learning the spoken Arabic of the Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Syria). Below are a bonus few recommendations of resources you can buy, too. 1. Jordanian Arabic … Continue reading

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Places you should visit in Jordan

This is from the brilliant Aamiya Arabiya series on YouTube – short videos which provide a nice intro to Jordanian and Lebanese colloquial Arabic What is the plural of the word مكان (place)? What is  البحر الميت? Fill in the gap with one … Continue reading

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Jordanian clip from Aamiya Arabiya

Thank you Summer over at Foreign Language Arabic blog for highlighting this wonderful series of colloquial Jordanian clips on YouTube. It’s called Aamiya Arabiya and it features young Jordanians talking about everyday subjects such as going to the cinema, using social media, their … Continue reading

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Thanks to all our followers

A huge thank you to everyone who’s followed the blog and contacted me about it over the past year… And a huge apology for letting it languish all this time! It’s been a busy time as I’ve been off on … Continue reading

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إذا الشعب يومًا أراد الحياة If, one day, the people choose life

This poem is a very famous one by the early 20th century Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi which inspired so many of chants for freedom during Arab Spring protests in 2011-2012. Here’s a good article on Arablit blog about different … Continue reading

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Beirut – we love you!

For anyone who loves Beirut or who, like me, has never been there but is fascinated by its historic and cultural charm nonetheless, here are some great ways to get more of a flavour of this crazy city. Beirut I … Continue reading

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Aerosol Arabic

A weapon against despair Here are a few videos of the work of Mohammed Ali, a UK-based graffiti artist who blends street-art and islamic script, exploring the role of art for ‘mankind’s sake’. His work is described as a ‘bridge … Continue reading

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