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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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Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847's Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

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Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja, or Algerian Arabic spoken in 1847's Constantine I've been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

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5 Danish mini stories with audio

Easy stories in simple Danish for beginners A few days ago, I posted my Danish translation and audio recordings of "Who is She", which is a simple story written for students of various languages. The stories you'll find below, however are shorter and all follow a similar pattern: A very short story is told about… Continue reading 5 Danish mini stories with audio

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“Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation

Danish parallel sentence texts with audio are hard to come by Since I've been learning languages, I've been on the lookout for good learning materials online. I always look for parallel texts in a language I understand next to my target language as well as corresponding audio recordings. These kind of texts are extremely useful,… Continue reading “Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation

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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

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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