Articles on: Learning Arabic

How literal are's translations?

The most important instruction given to every native speaker who contributes to is this:

Say it exactly as you would naturally say it to your friends and family.

This means that for many recorded expressions, even though there may be a literal translation, there are actually far more natural ways to say it which you won't find in any textbook. is therefore not only the largest source of dialect material but also a source of the most natural dialect material.

Updated on: 12/06/2020

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