Arabic-English Transliteration

Posted on: Sunday, November 15th, 2009 1 comments

Today I received an interesting email from a reader of this blog, asking me about software that is capable of converting Arabic text into transliterated Arabic: Dear Max, I know there are online tools where I can enter the word رسول‎ and it will tell me the translation ‘messenger’ but … Continue reading

Arabic Writing

Posted on: Monday, November 9th, 2009 2 comments

Arabic Writing Writing in Arabic is something that many beginning Arabic learners are afraid of. Many simply don’t know how to begin learning the Arabic alphabet and writing system. In this article I give you some tips on how best to approach Arabic writing and how to master it. 1. … Continue reading

Do You Speak Arabic Chat? ta7ki 3arabi?

Posted on: Friday, September 25th, 2009 40 comments

When chatting online Arabs often use the Latin letters to write in Arabic instead of the Arabic alphabet. And, because certain sounds in the Arabic alphabet don’t have a counterpart in Western languages, there are a number of symbols used to represent these special sounds. So don’t be surprised to … Continue reading

Quick And Easy Way To Learn The Arabic Alphabet

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 0 comments

Finally! Today I published Arabic Genie’s Magic Key To The Arabic Alphabet. It contains a unique method for learning the Arabic letters that hasn’t been published anywhere before. Instead of rote memorization, the method works through the use of mnemonics, or memory aids, that anchor the shape and sound of … Continue reading

Arabic Tattoos – The Three Most Embarrassing Errors

Posted on: Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 99 comments

While Arabic tattoos can be aesthetically pleasing if the right calligraphy is used, there are a huge number of cases where neither the person getting the tattoo done nor the tattooist have the slightest idea of Arabic. The result is often disastrous: incorrect or ugly Arabic writing. I’ll show you … Continue reading