Last updated: May 2, 2021
There is a youtube channel called MohCoolMan which turns out to be a great tool for learners of Arabic. (@Marian, thanks for the tip!)
Behind all that are two guys from Lebanon (Mohammad Wehbe and one of his best friends) who have translated hundreds of songs from all Arab countries. They also provide a lot of information about the origins of the songs and about the singers.
The audio quality is great. MohCoolMan provides the Arabic lyrics as well as the English translation and the transliteration.
Mohammed and his best friend have translated songs from many Arabic countries. Note that the translation is not always a literal translation – which makes sense because it is very difficult to translate songs.
Let’s take, for example, a famous song of Amr Diab (عمرو دياب) called الليلة:
As reader Marian put it: “In this way, you can also learn to distinguish the differences between the different dialects. Anyway, if you like Arabic music and culture, this channel is really a must-like!”
The channel offers hundreds of videos (also Disney videos) and sometimes dedicates a month to a certain country – for example, in March 2019 the channel featured songs from Iraq.
It is really a great tool for learning dialects and for getting a feeling for the main topics of Arabic songs.
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