The importance of context in Arabic

Have you ever been on holiday in a foreign country where you encountered customs that you didn’t quite understand? Or have you ever asked someone a closed question, and then they responded with an open answer? Or has someone said ‘no’ to you, but it turned out later that this person actually meant ‘yes’? If … Read more

One thousand-and-one Arabic dialects

An illuminated concrete staircase in Dubai. A large palm tree is partially hidden by a wall. The title of the blog, One Thousand and One Arabic Dialects is written on the image. The Ludejo graphic design elements have been added subtly to the walls of the building in the image.

Arabic originated from the Arabian Peninsula. With the proliferation of Islam, the number of people who spoke Arabic increased as well. Today, more than 300 million people speak the language, which makes it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is the dominant language in North Africa and the Middle East. … Read more

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