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Yaani - Mahmoud's Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word

Yaani - Mahmoud's Favourite Word

My name is Mahmoud Allouch. I'm from Toronto but originally from Syria. My favourite Arabic word is 'Yaani'. The literal translation of it is: 'meaning' but Ilike the word because it is used in many contexts. It can be used for humour purposes. It can be used in speech, when you're not able to explain what you're looking for and are asking for help from the other end from the person you're speaking with to help you out of the meaning.

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Scientific American Magazine Launches a Free Arabic Online Edition

Scientific American Magazine Launches a Free Arabic Online Edition

The Scientific American magazine has launched For Science / Lel Elm, a new freely accessible online version of Scientific American for Arabic speakers, featuring the latest science news and features of both global and regional significance. The Editor in Chief of For Science / Lel Elm is Dalia Abdelsalam, an experienced science journalist who worked as the head of the environment section at Al-Ahram Hebdo, Egypt's French-language publication, for 17 years before joining Scientific American. For Science is the latest language-specific edition launched by Scientific American. The magazine is translated into 14 languages and reaches a global audience of more...

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Shway Shway - Courtney's Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word

Shway Shway - Courtney's Favourite Word

My name is Courtney. I'm from Toronto and my favourite Arabic word is 'Shway Shway' which is also a phrase. I've learned it in the context that of 'slowly slowly' because I heard it when a friend of mine would call a cab for me to an airport and said that to a cab driver. I was in Lebanon at the time and so I learned about five different Arabic words. I was fortunate that i can use French or English there as well. I felt like that it was a good one that can be used in a few...

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Shokran – Shona’s Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word

Shokran – Shona’s Favourite Word

Hi, my name is Shona. I grew up in small town outside of Hamilton. My favourite Arabic word has to be 'Shokran'. It's one of the very first ones I've learned and it's because as I've traveled the world, i find that being able to say thank you is a game changer and I also feel the gratitude is a game changer. It's magic. It changes the World.

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Oscars 2018: Eight Arabic Films Competing for a Best Foreign Language Win

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Oscars 2018: Eight Arabic Films Competing for a Best Foreign Language Win

It's been a record year for the Oscars Academy Awards with a total of 92 films submissions from around the world for the foreign-language category. Followers of Arabic cinema will be delighted to know that the film submission included Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. Here's a list of the 8 Arabic films in competition:Algeria: Road to Istanbul / La Route d'Istanbul When the police tell her that Elodie, her only daughter, aged 20, has left for Syria to wage jihad, Elisabeth's life is turned upside down. She is shocked and does not understand why Elodie has...

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