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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

Arabic · Hand writing · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources

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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Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I've spent the last couple of weeks reading this book while riding the bus, and I'd like to share my opinion of it with you. The book was originally written in 1970, by the Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb, but the author has edited it several times up until 1995, making it more up to date… Continue reading Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

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Attack from multiple fronts to learn languages

One of the biggest mistakes that I've made in studying languages, is to focus too much on just one study method. It's tempting to put all your efforts into one activity, especially when your "new approach" seems to be working! So why then, does it seem to be working well in the beginning, and not… Continue reading Attack from multiple fronts to learn languages

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Review of Assimil Arabic with ease

Assimil - A review my favorite language course This Assimil Arabic Review is primarily about the Arabic edition of the Assimil language courses, but many of the points apply to everything in Assimil's catalogue. Assimil is the name of a French company that has published languages courses since 1929. It all started with a course… Continue reading Review of Assimil Arabic with ease

Algerian Arabic · Language · Music · Resources

Learning Algerian Arabic through songs

When scouring YouTube for language-learning related videos, I often notice people discussing learning languages by singing. I've never really watched those videos or read those articles. I recognize that internalizing the lyrics and the melodies of a song must be really effective - you often see foreign singers sing in English with an unmistaken English… Continue reading Learning Algerian Arabic through songs