Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)

"Lah ybarak" is one of the first words that I learnt in Arabic, among "Assalamu Alaeikum", "Labas?" and "Hamdullah". These expressions are all part of the Algerian colloquial dialect, the Derdja. In the Algerian Arabic Dialect, Lah ybarak (Allah yabarak - ألله يبارك) literally means "May God grant you with his blessing". This expression is a part of the Algerian daily life and etiquette. "Lah … Continue reading Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)


Egyptian series: The Caesar – القیصر

Exams are coming... The rhetorical question sounds in the background "what should I do"... I take my handouts of Applied English Linguistics... Then, instead of stressing in silence and cramming hardly, I decide to buy an Egyptian series to improve my proficiency in Arabic dialects. Yolo. I heard about Egyptian theater even in Hungary. This … Continue reading Egyptian series: The Caesar – القیصر

Learn language by <3 : my Arabic

  "If you love me, you must love my language."       There are a great amount of examples for foreigners knowing each other and making a couple despite of the language diversity among them. One of the example is the most famous YouTuber's (Pewdiepie's) love story in which he as a Sweden met … Continue reading Learn language by ❤ : my Arabic

Exclusive: International Book Fair in Algiers

Yesterday the 25th October, the yearly organized International Book Fairs of Algiers has opened its gates till the 5th November. I gave it a quick visit today and I bought my so-desired book from there: Stephen King - On Writing. It's my fourth year in Algeria and I am visiting this international intellectual event for … Continue reading Exclusive: International Book Fair in Algiers

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

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