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Arabic

the language of the Arabs, spoken in a variety of dialects; the official language of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. It is estimated to be the native language of some 75 million people throughout the world. It belongs to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages and has its own alphabet, which has been borrowed by certain other languages such as Urdu
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With this idea I pressed him to read the beginning, and doing so, turning the Arabic offhand into Castilian, he told me it meant, "History of Don Quixote of La Mancha, written by Cide Hamete Benengeli, an Arab historian.
The following night they passed through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, which means in Arabic The Bridge of Tears, and the next day they put in at Steamer Point, north-west of Aden harbour, to take in coal.
I know the Arab had this idea, because when he brought the horse out for inspection in Beirout, he kept jerking at the bridle and shouting in Arabic, "Ho
The resources of his mind on this occasion were truly astonishing: his conversation was full of imagination; and very often, in imitation of the Persian and Arabic writers, he invented tales of wonderful fancy and passion.
Ferguson, not having understood them, shouted some sentences in Arabic, at a venture, and was immediately answered in that language.
Unless his devoted toil was to be wasted for ever, his successor must have some knowledge of Arabic, but I had studied Oriental languages at the Armenian Convent.
FSI's second-year Arabic course is held in Tunis and trains students to more advanced levels.
We begin by learning the Alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies with an aim to produce a translation for accuracy and readability, the books are printed with the original Arabic alongside the English translation.
The center will teach Arabic phonics, reading and writing skills, Arabic comprehension and grammar and creative writing in audio visual classes, a news release said.
These initiatives included sponsoring the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) 'Bil Arabi' initiative in its fifth edition as well as launching a region-wide social media campaign to emphasise the importance of promoting Arabic in the digital age.