Maqsam is a new tool to transcribe Arabic audio. It recognizes almost all Arabic dialects. Does it also understand Gaddafi's Zanga Zanga speech? A song by Elissa? A critical test.
I am a big fan of the Oxford Arabic Dictionary. Therefore, I am honored that one of the creators of this exceptional dictionary was available for the 9273-roots series: Jan Hoogland, a Dutch Arabic scholar and Moroccan Arabic expert.
Christmas is coming and for those who celebrate it or need a gift - Here are the TOP CHRISTMAS PRESENTS for Arabic nerds.
Ayza Atgawez was a big hit in the Arab world in 2010. The Netflix series Finding Ola portrays the life of the main character ten years later: a divorced woman with children, 40 years old, belonging to the 1% very rich people in Egypt, who is searching for a new start and meaning in her life.
Netflix’s first Arabic movie "Perfect Strangers" touches difficult topics in the Arab world: being gay, betrayal in marriage and lying and pretending. Unfortunately, there are no English subtitles on Netflix. But there is a way to watch the movie with English subs.
The animated movie Alephia 2053 portrays a dystopian future of a fictional Arab state. It was viewed 8 million times on YouTube. A bonus for Arabic learners: it is in Standard Arabic with subtitles (English, French, Arabic).
Episode #16 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who works for one of the best translation companies for Arabic: Brian Powell
Episode #3 of "9273 roots": 20 questions for Hossam Abouzahr who created the best and most up-to-date online dictionary for Arabic dialects: Lughatuna (living arabic).