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My review of “Codename: Butterfly” by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat in Arabic and English

The last couple of weeks, I've been working slowly through the book "Codename: Butterfly" by the Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat. The book was originally suggested to me by @arablit on twitter and I got it in its original Arabic version as well as the more recent English translation from Neem Tree Press. https://twitter.com/LanguageLemur/status/857243599955783682 Teenage literature… Continue reading My review of “Codename: Butterfly” by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat in Arabic and English

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How I practice languages while helping refugees

In this article, I'd like to share my experience with meeting refugees and exchanging languages. As a result of my passion for foreign languages, I have a limited command of some of the tongues represented by my country's new citizens, and this has provided me with the opportunity to practice these languages with native speakers.… Continue reading How I practice languages while helping refugees

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Deciphering handwritten Arabic

How to read Arabic written by hand Handwritten Arabic is quite a challenge for someone like me, to whom even my own handwriting in my native language can be hard to decipher or to decode. If you're learning the language mainly to communicate by speech or online, or to read books and newspapers, reading fluency… Continue reading Deciphering handwritten Arabic