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  Translations to Arabic - Culture
Arabic has a very regular system of conjugating verbs and altering their stems to indicate variations of the basic meaning.
Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of AFROASIATIC LANGUAGES and is the national language of about 250 million inhabitants of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
In grammar and basic vocabulary the Arabic literature produced from the 8th century to the present is strikingly homogenous; the works of medieval writers differ from the standard Arabic hardly more than Shakespeare's language differs from modern English.
www.translationtoarabic.com /culture.htm   (1019 words)

 Virtual Foreign Language Classroom: Arabic Language & Culture
There are many countries and territories where Arabic is spoken by some of the inhabitants or is a commonly used or official language.
Arabic is used officially for the Arab minority.
This page provides a brief introduction and overview of the Arabic language, including origin, history, why study Arabic, colloquial and standard Arabic, the Arabic alphabet, and greetings.
www.nvcc.edu /vflc/arabic.htm   (2074 words)

 Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic belongs to the group of Semitic alphabetical scripts in which mainly the consonants are represented in writing, while the markings of vowels (using diacritics) is optional.
In Iran Arabic letters were used to write Farsi, with the addition of four letters to represent the phonetics that did not exist in Arabic: p, ch, zh, and g.
Although early Arabic sources mention several calligraphic styles in reference to the cities in which they were used, they generally fit into two broad categories with some minor variations, these are the "dry styles," the early predecessors of Kufic, and the "moist styles," the early predecessors of the cursive family or scripts.
www.sakkal.com /ArtArabicCalligraphy.html   (1979 words)

 The Arabic language
ARABIC ranks sixth in the world's league table of languages, with an estimated 186 million native speakers.
Arabic has many regional dialects, and if you want to master one of these the only really effective way is to spend a few years in the place of your choice.
Arabic has very few irregular verbs and does not use "is" or "are" at all in the present tense: "the king good" means "the king is good".
www.al-bab.com /arab/language/lang.htm   (639 words)

 Words Without Borders -> The Culture of Translation
The new and often revolutionary cultures of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe were often provoked or shaped by an Arabic culture that traveled throughout Europe in many guises, in translations of a hundred varieties, in attitudes about culture, or in songs that were sung and heard and then played again in a different language.
I only began to study Arabic when it became obvious to me that the universe in which those troubadours lived was one saturated with the many trappings of the rich material cultures of al-Andalus, which was the Arabic name for the Islamic polities of the Iberian peninsula.
This great cultural revolution--the vernacular revolution that would establish the new languages of Europe as the legitimate languages for high culture, lyric poetry first and foremost--began in the Iberian peninsula in the eleventh century, in an astonishing combination of political maelstrom and cultural flourishing.
www.wordswithoutborders.org /article.php?lab=Culture   (2651 words)

 The Arab Culture and Other cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Arab-Islamic culture has two main characteristics: constancy with regard to the conclusive sources and all the beliefs, legislations, values and programs which these sources brought along with them, and change with regard to the Moslems’ judgements and their innovations, which can be right or wrong, hence the difference in opinion.
The Arab-Islamic culture is not an abstract culture, for it is not enough for us to examine in it the origin of things or their true state of affairs; nor do we carry out abstract research in it, because culture is an integral part of the human.
In this way, the Arab-Islamic culture became the culture of the Arabs and the Moslems, the culture of Arab Christians and Jews, and that of the people of other denominations and creeds, who incorporated themselves into the Arab-Islamic entity, and lived in the Arab-Islamic state throughout the ages.
www.isesco.org.ma /pub/Eng/Arabiculture/page2.htm   (1387 words)

 Pre-Islamic Arabic Culture
It is a great irony of history, then, that the most influential of Semitic cultures would not come from an emigrant people, but from Semites living in the very heart of their origin place.
As a land mass, it is separated from its parent continent, Africa, and from Asia by the Red Sea in the west and the Persian Gulf in the east.
Mecca had already become a religious center of Arabic culture as its name suggests—one possible derivation of the name, "Mecca," is the word, "makorba," or "temple." The religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs was a mixture of Bedouin polytheism, Judaism, and a little bit of Christianity.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/PRE.HTM   (1709 words)

 Arabic Super Bargains, Arabic Art, Arabic Bible, Arabic Calligraphy, Arabic Children's Books, Arabic Classroom/Teaching ...
Arabic is one of the world's major languages, spoken in a broad belt extending from the Arabian Peninsula across the Fertile Crescent and on to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Arabic alphabet is believed to have evolved from that of an ancient people known as the Nabateans, but how, when, and where exactly it originated is still a matter of controversy.
Arabic has contributed many words to the English language, many of them beginning with the Arabic definite article al-.
www.worldlanguage.com /Products/Arabic/Tutorial-Learning/Page1.htm   (661 words)

 Culture Defense
The word, culture, was derived from the Latin word, colere, meaning to cultivate or to bring from the ground.
Culture itself is not the moral standard by which to determine whether or not an act is right or wrong.
In conclusion, appealing to the norms of ancient Arabic culture to defend Muhammad's behavior is logically fallacious because it confuses the categories of culture and morality.
www.muhammadanism.com /Hadith/Culture.htm   (787 words)

 (2001) Emerson and Arabic Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
His originality lies in his own creative mode of style, in his openness to others' cultures, in his attempt to make a union of German transcendentalism with traditional Christianity and Orientalism, partiularly Arabic culture.
This paper endeavors to study the impact of Arabic culture on Emerson.
Emerson shows that he is exceedingly interested in the idea that the two cultures, European thought and Muslim concept of life can meet,interact and generate a compromise.
www.getcited.org /pub/103392601   (132 words)

 Arabic, Arabic Study Abroad, and Other Islamic Languages
The final semester of our Arabic sequence is taught in the Spring of each year by Dr. Godlas, who is the supervisor of the UGA Arabic program.
Arabic Keyboard Layout This is especially useful for reminding one of where characters that are not commonly used are located, such as short vowels and case markers.
The Qur'an: Arabic text and recitation The recitation is by Shaykh Khalil al-Husari and is considered to be ideal for learning the proper pronunciation of the Qur'an.
www.uga.edu /islam/Arabic.html   (2290 words)

She grew up in Palestine surrounded by books on Arab/Islamic and Western culture, listened endlessly to stories of Arab/Islamic history and to the legends of courage, love and charity from both Arabic and Western cultures; and witnessed her father's persistent struggle to gain justice for the Palestinians.
It was in 1980, as Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, which she came to the final realization that the paucity of Arabic literary and cultural material in world languages, which largely lies behind the misrepresentation of Arab/Islamic culture in the West, must be faced with determination.
She feels that a study of the roots of the large corpus of Arabic literature, one of the richest in the world, will lead not only to a greater understanding of Arabic culture on the whole, but also to a deeper understanding of how literature, both prose and poetry, develop as a universal creative activity.
www.sakakini.org /literature/literature.htm   (1360 words)

The Arabic language originated in the Arabian Peninsula (now Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states) and was spread throughout the area as a result of conquests by Islamic armies, which began in the seventh century and ultimately resulted in the formation of the Islamic Empire.
Learning to read and write Arabic, therefore, is more difficult for Arab children than it is for children speaking other languages: they have to learn an older form of their language along with the sound–symbol correspondences.
Manuscripts in Arabic and other languages that use the alphabet are on display in museums around the world and are comparable to the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages in beauty and detail.
www.culturalorientation.net /iraqi/iarabic.html   (1415 words)

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Arabic in all of its different dialects is the mother tongue of some 200 million human beings residing in North Africa, the Levant, the Tigris-Euphrates river valley and the Arabian Peninsula 1.
Classical Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, and is still the current written form of the language.
Classical Arabic circa 580 AD was already a refined literary form used for reciting poetry and was a common form which transcended tribal boundaries 5.
www-personal.umich.edu /~andyf/diglossia1.html   (3121 words)

 NITLE Arab World Project
While all of the material is presented for an English-speaking audience, you can learn more about the Arabic language in our module on the subject.
This unit looks at the role of the family in Arabic society and the changes it has undergone in recent history.
Few cultures place more emphasis on their language as a unifying factor than do the Arabs.
arabworld.nitle.org /main_menu.php?module_id=9   (532 words)

 SIT Study Abroad Summer Program - Morocco: Intensive Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
SIT is uniquely situated to offer this fusion of Fus’ha and Darija, as it has offered a similar course in the semester-long program since 1988 and in the summer program since 2004.
In this program, even beginning students are able to understand a few lectures in Arabic by the end of the summer.
Arabic instruction will include participatory, interactive, communicative techniques, including role-plays, dialogues, use of stories, and field trips with the instructors.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/africa/morocco_sum.html   (328 words)

 Al Jadid Magazine
Arabic, English and Context in the Narratives of Arab Women By Lynne Rogers.
Al Jazeera Revolutionizes Arab Media by Carole Corm Tawfic Hakem’s documentary, "Al Jazeera: The Voice of Arabia," in Arabic and French with English subtitles, produced with European funding, is a brilliant documentary on Al Jazeera, the most famous Arab news channel.
A Parallel of Pain by Lynne Rogers Ilan Ziv's documentary, exploring the second Intifada and the socio-political fallout of the breakdown of the Oslo Accords, uncovers the pain and uncertainty on both sides of the conflict.
www.aljadid.com   (2830 words)

 Understanding Arabic Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Arabic culture and the Islamic faith are deeply intertwined.
The author refers to "Arabic peoples" which can only mean that he or she intends a reference to the language group, but that language group subsumes at least the 20 ethnicities referenced and more, and within those "customs" such as those referenced vary widely.
Even within the Arabic Sunni Moslem Arabs customs tend to differ depending on whether the individual is a follower of the fundamentalist Wahhabis or the more secular majority.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/747968/posts   (4184 words)

 Amazon.com: Arabic Made Easy (Jewel Case): Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
This program teaches the beginner general information about the Arabic culture, how to read and write classical Arabic, basic grammatical concepts of the Arabic language, and dialogue in the Egyptian dialect.
This program teaches the beginner: general information about the Arabic culture how to read and write classical Arabic basic grammatical concepts of the Arabic language dialogue for the Egyptian dialect The intermediate to advanced student will be challenged as well and will enjoy conversing in the Egyptian dialect in the dialogue section of the program.
This CD is good for the beginning Arabic student because of the good sound quality for the diction, the challenging exercises, the precise annotation of the symbols (great graphics!) and there are some fun games as well.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005ASHB/lebmalebandireca   (632 words)

 Oasis Body
In addition, the club will endeavor to provide all possible assistance and guidance to Arabic students at Nova Southeastern University, so that we may know and interact with one another on a social level, as well as perform in activities, functions, and projects to learn more about the Arabic culture and positively promote it.
We, the members of OASIS, hereby associate ourselves to promote the Arabic Culture as a nonprofit and educational/ cultural/ social/ student club, which shall serve as an opportunity for Arabs, Arab-Americans, and anyone interested in our common interest of Arabic culture, to interact and help promote the Arabic culture in a positive way.
In addition the club shall endeavor the extension of every possible assistance and guidance to Arabic students Nova Southeastern University, so that we may know and interact with one another on a social level, as well as execute functions, activities, and projects to learn more about the Arabic culture and the positive promotion of it.
www.nova.edu /OASIS/Main.htm   (727 words)

 Arabic Classical Music
Arabic music is among the most difficult topics to discuss here, primarily due to the large number of countries and musical styles which the term nominally covers.
Classical Arabic theory and practice can be seen as a great synthesis of both the earlier classical traditions as well as regional melodic forms.
Egypt is arguably the leading country for classical vocal art, as interpreted by ensembles of this type, and these are some of the most compelling examples of the wasla suite on record.
www.medieval.org /music/world/arabic.html   (701 words)

 Arabic:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
  In fact, by the mid 1600’s, the scholar Edward Pococke, author of Specimen of the history of the Arabs, held the Laudian chair in Arabic at Oxford University, while Gerard Langbaine, Keeper of the Archives of the University, was in charge of the University’s Arabic type (Burnett 81).
  Furthermore, ma- is a negative Arabic prefix, thus the English spellings Mahomet and Mahound are disliked by Muslims.
Etymologically, the interjection checkmate comes from the Arabic and Persian shah mat, meaning “the king is dead.”  The word fers derives ultimately from the Arabic word firzan, meaning “wise man or counsellor” (OED).
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~cpercy/courses/6361Wilson.htm   (1475 words)

 Arabic Culture - WordReference Forums
In Brazil muslims and jews live in peace and share the same neighborhood to work and recreation, as we all long to be.
I had no clue at all about the ban on muslins to pray on cathedrals and synagogues...I thought that praying, in any religion, was a kind of intimate and personal option so it really didn't cared where you did as long as you pray sincerely and faithfully.
The thing is that the cathedral-mosque in Cordoba is supposed to have a particular significance to all muslins since it is a part of arabic history and culture.
forum.wordreference.com /showthread.php?t=7409   (1976 words)

 Study Abroad Arabic
Intensive Arabic: Al-Akhawayn University is a Moroccan university, grounded in the historic strength of African, Arab and Islamic culture.
Palestine and Arabic Studies program: Unique opportunity to combine the study Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic or social/political science classes with the experience of living in an environment that is continuously affected by the complex political situation of the region.
Arabic Language for non-Arabic speakers: Sweis Educational Center Arabic Language for non-speakers - Sweis was established in the Summer of 1990 as a specialized center for Arabic learning for foreign students.
www.studyabroad.com /simplehtml/languages/arabic.html   (4805 words)

 Mission Linguistic: Interactive Technologies To Teach GIs Arabic Language And Culture
To teach soldiers basic Arabic quickly, USC computer scientists are developing a system that merges artificial intelligence with computer game techniques.
Exposing learners to realistic face-to-face situations, and training them to be culturally sensitive, prepares students to “become effective social players as well as speakers in the new language," Vilhjalmsson said.
Gesture training includes common Arabic gestures that a Westerner might misinterpret (for example, Arabs may roll their eyes to mean “no”) and American gestures (such as thumbs-up) that an Arab might misinterpret.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/06/040622015954.htm   (1166 words)

 LAU | Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic & Culture
The SINARC program at the Lebanese American University’s Beirut Campus offers four different levels of intensive courses in Arabic language and culture: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.
Formal instruction in language is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context.
Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture, as well as excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites in Beirut and throughout Lebanon.
www.lau.edu.lb /centers-institutes/sinarc   (129 words)

 Arabic2000.Com - Arabic Around the Web
Juland's Omani Oasis (Colorful pages consisting of a great deal of information on the country Oman, Islam, the Arabic language, Omani/Arab literature, some personal information and many links which are found to be particularly useful to great numbers of Internet users and much much more.
Reema's Middle Eastern Culture Page (Explore the world of the Middle East in the expressions of art, literature, food, music, and dance.
Arabic Literature (This site is dedicated to all Arabic-speaking people and to better understand Arabic Literature.)
www.arabic2000.com /index/culture.html   (419 words)

 Learning to speak Spanish in Granada + Arabic Culture Course
The aim of this course is to allow you to plunge into the fascinating though polemic Arabic culture.
Granada was an exponent of the Arabic World for 800 years and keeps the trace of it in its hearth and architecture of the city.
This Spanish and specialisation course includes seminar and visits to the most significant places of Granada; the course consists of 3 weeks Spanish course + 9 hours class on Arabic culture.
www.allspanish.net /allspanish/granada.arabic.asp   (113 words)

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