يَقين root: ي-ق-ن / noun / definition: certainty There’s a number of certainties in my life—one of them being that I must resume studying Arabic formally after this year-long hiatus that I decided to take.
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The Textbook Safety Net?
سَلامة root: س-ل-م / verbal noun of form I / meaning: safety, security Not long after I had paraded across the stage at my graduation, a shiny, new Arabic textbook was delivered to my door and I felt an engulfing sense of relief—ahh, structure.
The Importance of Getting Things Wrong
خَطَأ root: خ-ط-ء / noun / plural: أخطاء / definition: mistake, error It’s happening again. A wave of fear crashes down mercilessly upon the trembling students. Eyes dart desperately, frantically, around the room. One student scrambles out of class, mumbling something about needing the bathroom. The sky darkens. Another pretends to drop their pen asContinue reading “The Importance of Getting Things Wrong”
Four Simple Tips to Improve Your Essay Writing Skills in Arabic
مَقالة root: ق-و-ل / noun / plural: مَقالات /definition: essay, article So, you’ve studied Arabic for a while now. Simple sentences are old news (i.e. you’re silently pleading for your teacher not to go over jumlah ismiyyah yet again) and you’ve got a decent collection of relevant words all memorised. So you’re all set whenContinue reading “Four Simple Tips to Improve Your Essay Writing Skills in Arabic”