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Find thousands of translations from Arabic into and out of English on the Oxford Dictionaries site, and visit our blog to learn more about Arabic language and culture.

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Fun with words or why I love Arabic

 

‘Somebody once said that every Arabic word means itself, its opposite or a camel.’  The professor I was trying to impress…

Learn the Arabic alphabet

Here you can learn how to write and pronounce the Arabic letters.

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Visit the Oxford Dictionaries Community to chat with fellow language-lovers across the globe.

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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

Find out more about our groundbreaking new online Arabic-English / English-Arabic dictionary.

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330,000

words, phrases, and translations in our Arabic bilingual dictionary

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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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