Journal · Language · study

Arabic Newspaper-Courses

“If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.” ― Mark Twain I have never been a big newspaper fan; however, I used to buy monthly gamer, gun and literary magazines such as GameStar, Caliber and Readest Diggers... I tried to avoid the mass-media, but I kept myself up-dated on… Continue reading Arabic Newspaper-Courses

Journal · Language · study

Finals #5: Pragmatics… out of context

This week I'm facing the finals of the last year of Basic English Linguistics and Didactics studies. Two birds with one stone, I'm going to write about the exams as a resume for preparing to the modules, as a personal comment on the level and as a whole impression of the year or three years...… Continue reading Finals #5: Pragmatics… out of context

concepts · Language

Bled zkara ( The land of trollin’ )

I've heard so many times the expression of "bled zkara" in Algeria that literally means "country of trolling". I'm not sure about the word "zkara"... It is a kinda conception whose meaning is a complex situation that can't be translated easily... Just as the german expression of Schadenfreude (viz. 'happiness for another's misfortune'... there are… Continue reading Bled zkara ( The land of trollin’ )

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My [top 5] influencing Arabic dialects

*HIMTAL - s01 e01 Alias How I Met The Arabic Language... Take it easy, it won't take 9 seasons of shadow chasing to find out which language I got married with... Haha! Well... when I arrived to Algeria three years ago as a European guy, sure enough that I had to face many problems in assimilation.… Continue reading My [top 5] influencing Arabic dialects