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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Interesting Messages I’ve Received on Social Media – Part 2

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https://youtu.be/V5-b6AASXHA I can't tell you how much I love reading your messages Which is why I was excited to film a sequel to the January video "Weird Messages I've Received on Instagram and Snapchat" (here: https://youtu.be/KoQ62PF8i4o ) Thank you for watching. Hope you enjoy! ان شاء الله يعجبكم  As always, please LIKE and SUB <3 شكراً على دعمكم  Love, Shannon Useful Links: My Ring Light: https://amzn.to/31tOP8l cam: Canon - https://amzn.to/2OlyNro mic: Rode - https://amzn.to/2SgGmkm for Zoom-Blue…

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الإبجدية اللإنجليزية – والحروف العربية The English Alphabet & Arabic Letter Equivalents

https://youtu.be/Vr-ZlspJOhQ How would you explain "y" sounds using Arabic letters? Hello everyone!   This post is for my English learners (and perhaps Arabic learners may find this useful as well!). About a year ago, I filmed a video on letters in the English alphabet and what their Arabic "equivalents" would be. It was an interesting challenge--as Arabic has "long vowels" and "short vowels." Going through the sounds and letter combinations reminded me why I love these…

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How to Get Your Texas License to Carry: Zero to LTC in a Month

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https://youtu.be/fNIceqv-_qM Hello from one of Texas' newest LTC holders! Hello everyone!   I recently received my Texas License to Carry in the mail and wanted to give you the lowdown on my experience -- what you need to know for the test, what the process is like, and some advice. Although I never considered myself a gun enthusiast, I've wanted to learn the basics for a while. As a new resident in Texas, it made sense to…

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My Secret Life as an MMA Fighter: Afternoon with KANA Self Defense in Houston

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https://youtu.be/iGg_nDiIn30 Welcome to KANA Self Defense, LLC! Hello everyone!   Happy weekend! for those of you fasting, Ramadan Kareem! كل عام وانتو بخير  Houston has great local businesses. I recently had the opportunity to visit Kawayne Kennedy with KANA Self Defense, LLC. In this video, Kawayne talks about self-defense education, Hollywood combat sequences, situational awareness, and more! I even got a mini lesson with some moves that you may find useful. Hope you enjoy!   As always, please LIKE…

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