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Salaries, dragons, and musk: rooting around in the spice rack

 

As the Bard said, "That time of year thou mayst in me behold" a pumpkin-spice latte–or beer, bubble gum, even burgers, such…

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Which everyday English words came from Arabic?

 

To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary, we're taking a look at English words of Arabic origin. Using…

Is Arabic a single language?

We take a look at the language situation in the Arabic-speaking world.

Oxford Dictionaries Arabic

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“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.”

Alexandre Dumas

(1824–95)

French writer

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Can a word really be untranslatable?

 

There’s no such thing as an untranslatable word. There, I’ve said it. Despite all the memes, blogs, and books to the contrary,…

Why learn Arabic?
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Why learn Arabic?

 

To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary (in print and online), the Chief Editor, Tressy Arts, explains…

Oxford Arabic Dictionary

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