This month (01/24) in Media Arabic Booster: articles expressing solidarity with Wael Dahdouh and a translation of "From the Renaissance Dam to Somaliland" in Al Modon
This month (12/23) in Media Arabic Booster: The verb نَعَى and a translation of "Is the Palestinian cause an Egyptian problem?" (al-Ahram)
This month (11/23) in Media Arabic Booster: The verb احتضر and a translation of "The importance of documenting all the Israeli crimes" (al-Quds al-Arabi)
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.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
Episode #2 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who brings Arabic to South-East Asia: Badrul Aini Sha’ari.
The first frustrating experience of many Arabic students is usually the moment when the teacher turns Al-Jazeera or Al-Arabiya on. Most of the time, teachers have to pause after each sentence and ask which words were actually understood. But there is hope: a great audio option on al-Jazeera.