Read Arabic

The lessons provide reading practice in Modern Standard Arabic, the written language of education, the media, and official documents across the Arabic-speaking world.

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Music Layoonak: Arabic Song Lyrics and Translations

A large selection of Arabic songs by various famous Arab musicians along with the translation of their lyrics to English and some cultural explanations.

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Lebnani (song)

This is an excellent translation for Assi Hellani’s song “Lebnani” (Thanks to the Arabic Student)


غطي الشمس بفي جبينك
Cover the sun (light) with the shade of your brow
بيحقلك وطنك دينك
Your country and your religion are your rights
لو هالدني سألت مينك؟
قلن انك لبناني
If this world asked, “Who are you?” Tell them that you’re Lebanese

بطل السلم و بطل الحرب
Hero of peace and hero of war
همزة وصل الشرق الغرب
The connector between the east and the west
تتظل تحب و تنحب
To continue loving and being loved
بيكفي انك لبناني
It’s enough that you’re Lebanese

لبناني و مطرح ما تروح
Lebanese and everywhere you go
حامل وطنك قلب و روح
You carry your country with your heart and soul
و منك عطر المجد يفوح
And from you the perfume of glory wafts
عطر التراب اللبناني
The perfume of the Lebanese soil

لبناني و كلما بتطل
Lebanese and whenever you appear
بتوزع حبك عالكل
You spread your love to everyone
و الإيدين عليك تدل
And your two hands point out
و تعرف انك لبناني
And know that you are Lebanese

لبناني و اسمك مكتوب
Lebanese and your name is written
ع حد السيف المسحوب
On the blade of the unsheathed sword
لون حروفه حبر قلوب
The color of its letters is the ink of hearts
كلمة وحدة لبناني
One word, Lebanese

لبناني و تسلم هالإيد
Lebanese and bless your hands
اللي بتعرف تعطي و تزيد
That know how to give and exceed
و تخلق بعد الأزمة عيد
And create a holiday after the crisis
و عيد المجد اللبناني
The holiday of the Lebanese glory

غطي الشمس بفي جبينك
Cover the sun (light) with the shade of your brow
بيحقلك وطنك دينك
Your country and your religion are your rights
لو هالدنيي سألت مينك؟
قلن انك لبناني
If this world asked, “Who are you?” Tell them that you’re Lebanese

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Levantine Arabic Audio and Video Materials (Fice College)

The Five College Levantine Arabic course plans are also designed for students who have completed the equivalent of one year of Modern Standard Arabic at the college or university level. The course covers colloquial Arabic as spoken by Jordanians, Lebanese, Palestinians, and Syrians. Additional colloquial Arabic courses will be added in the future.

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CultureTalk Arab Levant

A collection of video clips of interviews and discussions with Lebanese, Palestinians, Syrians, and Jordanians. Most of the clips are in colloquial Arabic, some are in English. Translations are given for all non-English video clips.

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Arab Countries & Capitals أسماء الدول العربية وعواصمها

Do you know all the Arab countries and capitals?

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Online Alphabet Game

This is the link to an interactive Arabic alphabet game, created by the talented designer Ayman AlAlao.

alphabet

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Flashcards of the vocab. of unit 2 in Al Kitab

Learn the vocab. of unit 2 in Al Kitab using this set of flashcards created in Quizlet You can also play different games to help you memorize the words. You can also take a test.

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