There is an annoying behavior in LibreOffice: if the system language (English) differs from the writing language (Arabic), the font cannot easily be changed. A new extension by Mejlad Alsubaie, a developer from Kuwait, addresses this issue.
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.
Long-distance athletes may find their stamina helps them persevere in the study of Arabic. Dominic Herbert is one of them. Learn more about him in this 9273 roots interview (#32).
Sibawayhi's book al-Kitab was the first formal and analytical Arabic grammar. It is a groundbreaking work. Some background
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.
There are many names in Islam for the Final Day, the Day of Judgement. Here is a list with the Arabic names.
Al-Jazeera offers a grammar test. There are a couple of pitfalls. So, reason enough to take a look at the most important Arabic grammar topics.
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.
Arabic dictionaries are often outdated. A database by the United Nations can help translate new political, economic or social terms. Here is how to use it.