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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,…

How do you write Arabic numbers?

Here you can learn how to write the full forms of numbers in Arabic.

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Word of the day مَلْعَب
playing field, sports ground, court, pitch; stadium
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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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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…

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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