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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

Algerian Arabic · Arabic · Books · French · Language · Language learning · Resources · Translation

Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

I’ve been on the lookout for some good written material that I can use to learn Algerian Arabic (or Derdja) for quite some time now. When studying languages, I mostly do so through reading, so when deciding to learn a mostly oral language, it all gets a little more complicated. While I’m mostly focusing on…… Continue reading Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

Arabic · Danish · English · History · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources · Translation

Juha the giant – A translation from Arabic

Today, I sat down and translated The following Arabic text is a short story  that I found on the internet (source). I translated the text from Arabic to English and Danish. I count on doing short translations more often as a way of reading Arabic in a much more intensive fashion. The reason that I…… Continue reading Juha the giant – A translation from Arabic

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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

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Assimil Arabic with ease

Assimil – A review my favorite language course Assimil is the name of a French company that has published languages courses since 1929 – It all started with a course for French speakers who wanted to learn English. Created by  Alphonse Chérel, the original series consisted of a book with bilingual dialogues that gradually got…… Continue reading Assimil Arabic with ease