Breaking the fast with ʻīd al-fiṭr

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عيد الفطر (ʻīd al-fiṭr) is an Islamic feast celebrated on the first day of the month of شوّال (Shawwāl) in the Islamic calendar. عيد الفطر is a celebration of the end of the month of رمضان (Ramaḍān), during which المسلمون (al-muslimūn, Muslims) practice صوم (sawm, or fasting) during daylight hours. Continue reading

Top 5 Arabic Expressions to Use When Traveling in the Middle East

Egypt.Giza.Sphinx.01 Heading to the Middle East? The following expressions are must-haves when conversing with Arabic-speaking Middle Easterners everywhere. These expressions tend to be used all the time in most conversations. مرحباً marHaban hi من فضلك، لو سمحت Min FaDlik, law samaHt … Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day? Make someone smile by using some of these phrases in the language your learning. Continue reading

It’s Thesaurus Day!

Contributors: Hkebbe, Ginger, Sev, Max, Sakura, Anna Today we celebrate the birthday of Peter Mark Roget, born January 18, 1779. His Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases was published in 1852. Roget’s Thesaurus is still used today. We’ve asked our etutors … Continue reading