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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…

Learn the Arabic alphabet

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

Oxford Dictionaries Arabic

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

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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.

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    How much do you know about conlangs?


    Even though the HBO television series Game of Thrones has brought conlangs – constructed languages – into the media spotlight…

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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…

    Oxford Arabic Dictionary

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