The Oxford Dictionary is the most up-to-date Arabic dictionary on the market today. In this interview, Tressy Arts, the dictionary's editor-in-chief, talks about the creation of this gigantic work. We learn why swear words aren't easy to translate into Arabic, how computers helped create the dictionary, and which Arabic words are particularly tricky.
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.
Do you know what fasheikh means? Anyone trying to follow young Egyptians on social media will often fail because of the language. TikTok, rap and chat culture are changing dialects like never before. Some background and examples of slang.
Some letters can lead you in the wrong direction when trying to figure out the Arabic root. Some tricky examples.
Arabic keyboards lack many important special characters. Here is a list of the most important characters and signs which you can copy and paste.
Many Arabs don't use the Arabic alphabet for Whatsapp. Instead, they prefer using their English keyboard. Some hate it, others love it. A quick overview.
The Arabic broken plural has the effect that scholars still debate how to properly classify the several branches of Semitic languages.
What are the best Arabic grammar books (nahw and sarf) for beginners, intermediate and advanced students? Some recommendations (in English, German, Arabic).