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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

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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

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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