المرادف ل”يا” بالانجليزية – The equivalent of the Arabic “ya” in English

https://youtu.be/el-nbgTDHDo I love teaching English to native Arabic speakers. أحب أعلم الانجليزية لناطقين العربية، وكل فترة اسمع سؤال يأثر فيا لدرجة اني اصور فيديو عنه...اليوم نتكلم عن "يا" ومعناها بالانجليزية. For those of you learning Arabic, you may have heard about "ya" -- to get someone's attention before saying their name. In this video, we talk about the English equivalent of "ya" and when we use it.  Hope this helps!  As always, please LIKE and SUB <3…

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Which Arabic Dialect Should You Learn? Linguist Responds

https://youtu.be/VVIR1GMRIoE I saw this question on a reddit thread for Arabic learners. I genuinely dislike typing with my thumbs, so I figured a video response would be a good option (and one that can hopefully benefit many others, not just Reddit readers). In today's video, we discuss the question of which Arabic dialect to learn. We talk about "white Arabic" -- when people mix words from fusHa (Modern Standard Arabic) with their native dialect to make…

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Interview with Al-Kitaab Co-Author Abbas Al-Tonsi: Book Origins, Khaled & Maha, and Advice for Arabic Learners

https://youtu.be/Pq5YzxrLnrw If you've ever taken an Arabic class, you may have heard of "Al Kitaab" The word means "the book" in Arabic -- and it refers to الكتاب في تعلم العربية - A textbook for learning Arabic. When Abbas Al-Tonsi, Kristen Brustad (his former student), and Mahmoud Al-Batal wrote the first edition in the early 90s, they had no idea their material would attain such recognition on a global scale. Two editions later, Abbas Al-Tonsi…

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Arabic Linguist Reacts to Youtuber Teaching Arabic | متخصصة ترد على يوتوبر يعلم اللغة العربية

https://youtu.be/t3EyoQAewMc My first "Reaction Video"... Hello, In line with my previous video, I decided to look  around Youtube for videos on learning Arabic. This one caught my attention - it's by a British Youtuber named Mike Still. He filmed a reaction video to someone learning Arabic (Kang of Youtube). This is my reaction to his reaction video. Overall it was cool! I just strongly oppose chai karak...when you have the option of having Arabic coffee w/cardamom..I…

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Want to Learn Arabic? Tips for Beginners

https://youtu.be/MifITGv5hwM Thinking about learning Arabic? Watch this first! Hello, I recently decided to check around Youtube for videos on learning Arabic. I found a lot of clickbait and not a lot of substance...I'm sure there's good stuff out there, but I was so turned off by what I found that I stopped looking and filmed this video. Thank you, Ash, for asking my advice! If you are thinking about learning Arabic I hope you'll find this vid…

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Acting in the Middle East vs. USA – التمثيل في أمريكا والخليج

https://youtu.be/JXJFD2ojaNo 4 Years Ago, some Snaps I did went viral. من 4 سنوات، سويت سنابات عن شيء والموضوع انتشر بشكل كبير It was crazy--I'd never been attacked so much for talking about something. شيء غريب -- عمري ما شفت انتقاد مثل اللي شفته خلال الفترة بعد ما انتشرت السنابات In hindsight, I feel it may have been because I did those Snaps in English and many didn't really understand what I was saying. In any case, we…

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Diet, Cooking, Exercise, Dating – الدايت، الطبخ، الرياضة، الديتينق

https://youtu.be/evTgpKsckwY I don't really enjoy making subtitles. كتابة الترجمة متعبة جداً Which is why I decided to try something new for this video- English & Arabic, together, no subtitles...kind of like being an interpreter for myself. عشان كذا قررت اني اجرب شيء جديد للفيديو هذا-- بتكلم انجليزي و عربي بنفس الفيديو. اصير "مترجمة" لنفسي...In this video, I respond to a viewer's request for a video about "diet, cooking, exercise, and dating."في هالفيديو، اجاوب على سؤال من…

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5 Arabic Quotes on My Walls and What They Mean

https://youtu.be/FST5k-fzwXE Arabic is a beautiful language. Not just to look at, but to understand and internalize. Although the book "40 Rules of Love" by Elif Shafak was not originally written in Arabic, Khalid Al-Jubaili's translation is amazing and I highly recommend it. Listen to the book (in English) for free with Audible's trial: https://amzn.to/2RmoSXE When I moved to Houston, I wanted artwork that reflects my personality and interests. I thought about modern art, paintings, etc. and that…

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Al-Otaibi Dialect with Dr. Wafa Al-Otaibi! اللهجة العتيبية

https://youtu.be/2neD9l9w3RU Let's chat about another Saudi dialect! Hello everyone! As some of you may know, my Arabic nickname is "Hessah Al-Otaibi" (حصة العتيبي).In this video, we chat about nuances that set apart Al-Otaibi "dialect" from other Najdi dialects of Arabic. For those of you new to Arabic--know that there are many, many different dialects and "Najdi" refers to a family of dialects in a region of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and the surrounding areas). It's not easy…

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Eastern Saudi Dialect with Khaled! اللهجة الشرقاوية

https://youtu.be/Ik1cWJ2hYVA Let's chat about Saudi dialects! Hello everyone!   Happy Friday! I was fortunate to sit down with my friend Khaled for another chat -- this time about a particular Saudi dialect- Sharqawi (اللهجة الشرقاوية). As some of you know, there are many, many different Arabic dialects. Even within a single country you're likely to find multiple dialects/regional accents/cool idioms and proverbs. I'm hoping this dialect vid is the first of many--partly because I geek out at…

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