All About
Learn all about the society and culture of the Arabic-speaking world.
Absolute Beginner


All About

In this set of 15 lessons, you will learn all about the society and culture of the Arabic speaking world. These lessons are entirely in English and are for those who want to learn more about the Arabic language and in-depth information about the countries where it is spoken.

Title/Topic Function Summary
#1 The History of the Arabic Language Understanding Egypt and the Arabic language Background of the Arabic Language, Why is it Important?
#2 Learn the Arabic Writing System Understanding the Arabic Writing System The Arabic Writing System
#3 Learn Arabic Grammar Understanding the characteristics of Arabic Grammar Basic Arabic Grammar
#4 Learn Arabic Pronunciation Understanding the characteristics of Arabic Pronunciation Basic Arabic Pronunciation
#5 Top 5 Must-Know Arabic Phrases Using the top 5 must-know phrases in Arabic the Top Five Must-Know Arabic Phrases
1. tafaḍḍal
2. šukran jazīlan
3. Min Faḍlak
4. ʾhlan wa sahlan / marḥaban
5. maʿa assalāmh / araka ( kī – kum ) laHiqan
#6 Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Egypt? Testing yourself on Egypt 5 quiz questions testing your knowledge on Egypt
#7 Top 5 Egyptian Dishes You Have to Try and Top 5 Dishes For The Really Brave! Talking about famous dishes the Top Five Egyptian Foods
Egyptian Cuisine
The Regional Dishes
Popular Dishes
The Seasonal Dishes
Table Etiquette
The Top 5 Egyptian Dishes
#8 Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Egyptian Society Understanding daily life and society in Egypt the Top Things You Need to Know About the Arabic-Speaking World
1. Major Cities And How they Work
2. Egyptian Families
3. Work Culture and Economy
4. Egyptian Society
5. Politics
#9 Top 5 Important Dates in Egypt Understanding important holidays the Top Five Important Dates in Egypt
5. Easter
4. The prophet Mohamed's birthday
3. Christmas
2. Festival of Breaking the Fast,ʿīd el fiṭr: Although ʿīd el fiṭr
1. The big feast ʿīd al-ʾaḍḥh, Festival of Sacrifice or Greater Bairam
#10 Top 5 Pop Culture Things/Icons You Need to Know About Egypt Talking about American pop culture Pop Culture in Egypt: Music, Movies, Television, Countrymen/women abroad, Sports figures
#11 Top 5 Tools for Learning Arabic Using the top 5 most useful tools to help you learn Arabic Top 5 Useful Tools for Learning Arabic:
The virtual Arabic keyboard
Arabic reading with translation
Arabic Radio/podcasts
Translation websites for words and more!
Arabic videos, and news channels with the conversation script
#12 Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Common Mistakes in Arabic Avoiding five language mistakes when learning Arabic Mixing up pronunciations (h and 7a and 3een)
Using the wrong negation word or form, especially when dealing with verbs
Sentence order and using adjectives
The wrong pronunciation of the short and long vowels
Not conjugating, using the main form of the verb with all, or the masculine form
#13 Top 5 Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You Using Arabic phrases you won't learn in the classroom Te Focus of This Lesson is the Top Five Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You
1. ṣabāḥ elful, ṣabāḥ elgamāl, elešth ("a morning of Arabian jasmine beauty, cream...").
2. ešth, which literally means "cream."
3. mališ fīh
4. kabbar dimāġak-ik for a man, kabbari dimāġik for a girl.
5. tuḥfa mūt. Originally it meant "antique."
#14 Top 5 Classroom Phrases in Arabic Using Arabic phrases useful for the classroom the Top Five Most Useful Phrases for Learning Arabic
1. law samaḥt ʾaʿid hazā / law samaḥt ʿīd dā
2. kayfa ʾaqūl" / "ʾizzāy ʾaʾūl...
3. hal yumkinunī ʾan ʾas2ʾal... / mumkin ʾas2ʾal ?...
4. ʾanā lā ʾafham / miš fahim - miš fāhmh
5. law samaḥt qul marrh ʾukhrā bibuṭʾ/ law samaḥt ʾūl tānī birrāḥh
#15 The Best Arabic Phrases - Learn Your Arabic Teacher's Favorite Phrases Using the hosts' favorite Arabic phrases the Top Five Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You
1. fil-mišmiš
2. mūt
3. yiftaḥ Allah
4. ʿ alā ḥisābī
5. yā salām