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Looking to get started learning Arabic? Or perhaps you want advanced Arabic methods, reviews of the best Arabic courses and apps, or detailed how-to articles? Start here.

55 Useful Arabic Proverbs (Multiple Dialects + Translations)

February 18, 2021
Let's learn some Arabic proverbs! In this list, you'll learn some of the most important (common and uncommon) Arabic proverbs in different dialects.

100+ Best Arabic Boy Names And Their Meanings (With Audio)

January 18, 2021
Here you'll find a detailed list of some of the best and most popular Arabic boy names along with their audio pronunciation and meaning/etymology.

100+ Best Arabic Girl Names And Their Meanings (With Audio)

January 10, 2021
Here you'll find a detailed list of some of the best and most popular Arabic girl names along with their audio pronunciation and meaning/etymology.

How To Say Hello In Arabic And Respond (Formal + Informal)

January 04, 2021
In Arabic, there are many ways to say hello, and each dialect has its own variations. Here's a guide that covers the most common ways to greet people.

How To Ask 'How Are You?' In Arabic (MSA + Spoken Dialects)

January 01, 2021
In Arabic, not only can you ask, 'How are you?'' in various ways, but each dialect has its own variations. Here's a guide that covers most of them.

5 Things I Learned Speaking Arabic At An Egyptian Wedding

January 20, 2020
The Egyptian wedding was awesome, and throughout the night I spoke a ton of Arabic with hardly any problems. Here are five takeaways from my experience.

21 Best And Worst Online Arabic Courses (Expert Opinion)

October 25, 2019
Today I'm going to share my opinion as an Arabic translator and lifelong learner on the best online Arabic courses available (most popular course products).

Egyptian Arabic: Easy Stories With English Translations | Now Available!

March 16, 2019
The first edition of our series titled Egyptian Arabic: Easy Stories With English Translations is now available to order on Amazon.

How Arabic Speakers From Different Countries Understand Each Other

December 24, 2018
Native Arabic speakers will use an adaptation of Modern Standard Arabic which they refer to as 'white language' in order to be universally understood.

Musiqa al-Kalimat Review - Learn Arabic Through Songs

June 19, 2018
I was sent a review copy of the book Musiqa al-Kalimat - Learn MS Arabic Through Popular Songs by Bahaa Ed-Din Ossama from the American University in Cairo.

Talk In Arabic Review: A Learner's Honest And Detailed Experience

January 26, 2018
Talk In Arabic was created for Arabic spoken dialects. Is it worth it? How useful is it for learning Arabic? This review will answer these questions.

Introducing Talk In Arabic v.2.0: New And Improved!

July 12, 2017
Talk In Arabic is the largest and fastest growing resource for all major spoken Arabic dialects. The site recently made upgrades to help Arabic learners.

Learning Jordanian Arabic? Why You Should Use Diwan Baladna (Review)

June 26, 2017
Today I want to share one simple resource with you that’s been around now for quite some time (several years in fact) called Diwan Baladna.

HUGE Life Update + New Talk In Arabic Site Coming Soon

February 22, 2017
We recently started a contract with some high-end designers and developers to give TalkInArabic.com a brand new look and to respond to feedback.

4 Helpful Tips To Help You Learn Ancient Languages Better

December 14, 2015
Today I'll offer a few tips that will really help you learn ancient languages better.

40 Excellent Arabic Listening Resources In All Dialects

August 12, 2015
Here you'll find some excellent links to high quality material online that will improve your listening skills in Arabic.

If I Started Learning Arabic Again, This Is How I'd Do It

May 17, 2015
I started to learn Arabic 17 years ago. Here's what I would do if I had the chance to study the language again (and what you should do as a new learner).

Brutally Honest Review of ArabicPod101

February 12, 2015
One established website which has grown in popularity is ArabicPod101, one of many 101 language editions produced by Innovative Languages.

Learning To Speak Arabic But Can't Find Resources? Here's Your Answer

November 20, 2014
Most resources are geared toward teaching you Modern Standard Arabic, a literary language that no person anywhere on earth speaks as a first, native language.

Update From Nubia + Early Access To The Epic Arabic Language Project

October 08, 2014
If you're learning a spoken dialect of Arabic then this will help you.

How Safe Do I Feel Doing Language Immersion In Egypt Now?

August 12, 2014
Leading up to my flight here I was getting the same reaction from almost everyone - is Egypt really safe for foreigners?

Arabic Immersion In Cairo - The Simplest Strategy To Improve Quickly

August 02, 2014
Cairo is one of the best and most rewarding places in the world for language immersion but it's easy to spend a long time here and never progress far at all.

Brutally Honest Rocket Arabic Review (2021 Edition)

March 19, 2014
The comprehensiveness of the lessons and the high quality, natural Egyptian dialogues in Rocket Arabic outweigh its few negative points.

12 Lessons Learned Proposing To An Egyptian Girl Who Only Spoke Arabic

October 03, 2012
Today I've decided to share a few lessons with you that I learned from almost marrying a girl in Egypt - a girl who only spoke Arabic. No English.

Arabic and Hebrew: Why Semitic Languages Are Not Difficult

April 16, 2012
I read a lot of comments on forums and other blogs, and have received emails from people asking questions about the difficulty of Semitic languages like Arabic and Hebrew.

Learning Arabic? Here Are 5 Books That I Highly Recommend You Own

March 03, 2012
Learning Arabic or considering it? Here are 5 books I highly recommend you own...

There's No Babbel Arabic But Here Are Some Better Options

February 21, 2012
There currently is no Babbel Arabic but the good news is, there are some even better course and app alternatives for Arabic learners.

'Arabi Liblib Review: How To Learn Arabic Slang'

February 12, 2012
The goal of 'Arabi Liblib is to help advanced students of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic to achieve a near-native level of proficiency through a focus on adjectives and expressions used to describe people.

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