لا نقول “عقبالك” بالانجليزية..ماذا نقول؟

https://youtu.be/JTEtMx_1f68 I hope you are the next? In this video, we talk about the English equivalent of "عقبالك" and why it's not often used in the US. The safer response to "congrats!" (for a wedding, baby, etc.) is simply "thank you!" في هالفيديو نتكلم عن المرادف ل"عقبالك" بالإنجليزية وليش ما نستخدمه في أمريكا. الرد الأكثر مناسب هو "شكرا" وبس. As always, please LIKE and SUB <3 شكراً على دعمكم  Love, Shannon Useful Links: My Ring…

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How Comparing Yourself to Others Can Actually Help You Learn

https://youtu.be/-hztPVER6v8 Have you heard of "benign envy"? هل سمعت في "الحسد الحميد"؟ https://youtu.be/irDJY4Z3FXc You may have read that we shouldn't compare ourselves to others. However, in today's video I talk about why comparing myself to others was actually beneficial in my Arabic learning journey--and what happened when I visited Stanford in 2013.  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله. في هالفيديو اتكلم عن تجربتي في تعلم اللغة العربية وليش مقارنة نفسي مع الآخرين ساعدتني في التعلم. واحكي لكم…

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The word متحيز in English

Good question! So in English there are a couple options -- you can say "I'm biased toward...." or "I'm partial to..." - note that you can also use these words to mean you really like something (i.e. "I'm partial to green tea ice cream"). Here are some more examples: "That story is inaccurate and biased!  Don't pretend you're telling the truth!" "The judge should not be partial toward either side." / "A referee should not…

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You busy? vs. Are you busy?

Good question! People sometimes say "you busy?" to mean "Are you busy?" in spoken English, sometimes a few words are shortened/omitted to get one's meaning across faster! Here are a few examples (we call them "contractions"): wouldn't (would + not) can't (can + not) haven't (have + not) should've (should + have) she's (she + is) he'd (he + would) gonna (going + to) lemme (let + me) kinda (kind + of) dunno (don't +…

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App update is out!

What's New? We've added over 300 words/phrases, with sound and examples for each (for a total of 1620 words/phrases!) Update includes an app makeover (check out our new custom art!), option for English main menu, and a "Notes" section where you can add/save your own notes inside the app.   Last but not least: a few bug fixes. أضفنا أكثر من ٣٠٠ كلمة و عبارة، مع الصوت ومثال لكل عبارة وكلمة (يحتوي التطبيق حالياً على…

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Hear vs. here

Just a little reminder-- we pronounce "hear" the same as "here" but they mean different things. I hear you = I hear you, but it can also mean "I understand you" / I feel for your situation. Here -- refers to a location (real or imaginary, or "here" in the present) Hope this helps!

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