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

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OxfordWords blog

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.

Cita de la semana

“Fantasy is like jam: you have to spread it on a solid piece of bread.”

Italo Calvino

(1923–85)

Italian novelist and short story writer

Subscríbase a Oxford Dictionaries Árabe

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OxfordWords blog

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,…

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OxfordWords blog

5 things you can do with the Historical Thesaurus of the OED

 

The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a unique resource charting the semantic development of the huge and varied vocabulary…

Oxford Arabic Dictionary

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