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The Kalamna Team (previously Ahlan! Arabic)

1 day ago

We had such great fun learning about Islamic art in class this week, designing and making our very own geometric patterns! ๐Ÿ“โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

3 days ago

Who's excited to see the new Disney's Aladdin movie? Great intro in Arabic by the man himself! ๐Ÿคฉ

ุนู„ุงุก ุงู„ุฏูŠู† ูŠุฏุนูˆุง ุฃู‡ู„ ู…ุตุฑ ู„ู…ุดุงู‡ุฏุฉ ุฃุญุฏุซ ุฃูู„ุงู… ุฏูŠุฒู†ูŠ "ุนู„ุงุก ุงู„ุฏูŠู†" ููŠ ู†ุณุฎุชู‡ ุงู„ูˆุงู‚ุนูŠุฉ ุงุจุชุฏุงุกู‹ ู…ู† ูขูข ู…ุงูŠูˆ ููŠ ุฌู…ูŠุน ... See more

"First female Omani novelist to be translated into English shares ยฃ50,000 prize with translator Marilyn Booth โ€“ the first time an Arabic book has won" https://t.co/NGd1fgzll6

Check our geometric designs created in class this week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


@MaryLotusCN Hi @MaryLotusCN , I strongly recommend you read @LangRevolution's fab response to this article and the Daily Mail's. It is a passionate response to these shocking headlines.

Ever wondered what the famous #Ramadan song ูˆุญูˆูŠ ูŠุง ูˆุญูˆูŠ means?
Turns out it is Ancient #Egyptian for 'hello moon' (ูˆุญูˆูŠ = hello, ุงูŠุงุญ = moon). Mystery solved! ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽตโœจ

Arabic words for today:

Drink ๐Ÿน Mashroob ู…ุดุฑูˆุจ:

Coffee โ˜•๏ธ qahwa ู‚ู‡ูˆุฉ

Tea ๐Ÿต shay ุดุงูŠ

Juice ๐ŸŠ 'aseer ุนุตูŠุฑ

Water ๐Ÿ’ฆ mai or ma'a ู…ุงูŠ ุฃูˆ ู…ุงุก

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On integrating Islamic culture into school curricula

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Rami, the Oscars and Identity

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