About me

I am Gerald Drißner (Drissner), an award-winning journalist and economist, who was born in 1977 and grew up in a mountain area in the Austrian Alps where modern skiing was invented. But that is not the story here.

Gerald Drissner

I am addicted to ARABIC.

I have lived in the Middle East and North Africa for more than a decade, where I have intensively studied Arabic.

Here on this blog, I write about fascinating and interesting stuff that is related to Arabic.

The blog is specifically intended for intermediate and advanced learners who are passionate about Arabic; for curious laymen, nerds and geeks and for anyone who has studied al-Madinah or al-Kitaab. I don’t write about academic discussions.

Tipp  In this interview I speak about my journey to Arabic and why I find Arabic fascinating.

Why is this website for free?

It is simple: because I don’t believe in paywalls! Money, your parents, your origin, your skin color, or the place where you were born – all these things should never decide about a person’s capability and interests.

However, that’s often the reality, unfortunately. But I don’t believe in such kind of economy or system and try to do it differently.

Help me to keep this site running!

Passion doesn’t need money. Unfortunately, most things in life do: internet providers, plugin developers, etc. If you like the website, please consider buying me a coffee. I would be very happy about it and appreciate it!

Can I write for Arabic for Nerds?

Yes, you are more than welcome.

However, please note that I keep this site free from hate speech, marketing, promotions, political stuff, and that I don’t pay money.

If you are okay with that, feel free to send me your ideas!

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