Shahid is an Arabic streaming platform. It offers 25,000 hours of Arabic series and movies. Shahid clearly beats Netflix when it comes to Arabic. Shahid is cheaper, has better Arabic content, and best of all, it offers subtitles in English, French, and Arabic. A no-brainer for people who like Arabic.
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.
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.
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).
Arabic videos with English or Arabic subtitles are rare. Some YouTube vloggers and channels do offer that. Here are some recommendations.
With a simple trick you can add Arabic subtitles on Netflix. You don't need any plugin or add-on. It works on all devices. A step-by-step guide.
LLN is a Google Chrome extension that gives you superpowers over Netflix. You can watch films and series with two subtitles.
Many websites offer free Arabic lessons. Two of the best are Playaling and material of the Defense Language Institute.
Episode #17 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who subtitles Arabic songs on youtube: Mohammad Wehbe.
To all people who like Arabic dialects: There is a youtube channel called MohCoolMan which is, in fact, a great tool for learners of Arabic: It provides Arabic songs with English translation.