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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." It required great caution to hide the joy I felt when the title of the book reached my ears, and snatching it from the silk mercer, I bought all the papers and pamphlets from the boy for half a real; and if he had had his wits about him and had known how eager I was for them, he might have safely calculated on making more than six reals by the bargain.
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.
The meeting reviewed the progress of efforts to issue the "Status Report and Future of the Arabic Language".
DUBAI: Duolingo, an online language-learning portal with over 300 million users, recently added Arabic to its course offerings.
According to a university official, a six-week long Summer Arabic course would begin on June 18, while a six-month long (24 Sundays) learning Arabic course would commence from June 16.
Research carried out by Zayed University found that private schools fell short in its curricula when teaching Arabic programs.
It tackles, for the first time, the issues of Arabic heritage learners, a group rapidly increasing in the Arab world due to cultural and social influences and changes in recent years," explained Dr.