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"Brrr...” by Alisha Olson

I’ve come to find that when it comes to weather in Amman, you can never be too sure of what to expect.  This is partially due to the sporadic winter season, which some have claimed to be the coldest they’ve seen in Jordan for 10 years, but also due to the fact that your “weatherman” is everyone:  your neighbor, your teacher, your friends brother’s wife, the guy you met on the street, your taxi driver, your taxi driver’s mother on the phone, and of course your apartment guard. 563 more words

Area & Arabic Language Studies

"Patriotism in the Levant" by Sam Northrup

Normally blog posts don’t focus on politics, and normally I don’t like to write about it either. There are a lot of preconceptions about violence and politics in this region that aren’t true. 1,055 more words

Area & Arabic Language Studies

"It was Love at First Bite!" by Alisha Olson

Oh the flavors!

In keeping with the hospitable nature of the Jordanian culture, we decided to throw a Mansef dinner, birthday party for a new friend this week.   578 more words

Area & Arabic Language Studies

The difference between فراطة and باقي when dealing with money

I wanted to give a brief explanation about the difference between the words فراطة (fraaTa) and باقي (boggy) when dealing with everyday monetary transactions.

فراطة (fraaTa) refers to spare change or any small change that one might have while digging through their pocket/wallet. 220 more words


The noun ضو/أضوا

For those who want to use colloquial Arabic for more practical uses (perhaps around the house), it’s important to be familiar with the word ضو/أضوا, which is “light/lights”. 106 more words


Children Can Learn Arabic Faster through Cartoons

Countries across the world have different languages and one language that is beautiful as well as ancient and spoken in many countries is Arabic. It is spoken in countries all the way from the Middle East to the African Continent although today, Arabic speaking people live in almost all countries of the world. 270 more words

Learning Arabic

The noun قلب/قلوب

In this post, I wanted to go over the Arabic word قلب/قلوب (galb/guloob) and all the expressions that are attached with the noun. قلب, meaning “heart”, is very frequently used and you’ll notice that the Arabic expressions are much in line with expressions that we use in English as well. 90 more words