Arabic Category

Blue taxis lining street

Posted On May 28, 2014By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

Cabs: Navigating Streets and Conversation

Stephanie participated in the 2013-2014 Academic Year program in Morocco.  Marrakesh is a large city with new tourists swarming each day. Given the size of the population it seems as though it would be impossible to run into the same person twice, and considering that I have enough mastery of the Marrakeshi bus system that I rarely have to ride a taxi the chances of running into the same taxi drivers are even slimmer. Even with all of these factors there have somehow been two instances in which the taxiRead More
Image of student being interviewed

Posted On May 23, 2014By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

Youth Debates in Morocco

By: Evan, NSLI-Y Morocco, Academic Year 2013 – 2014 This past week [March 30-April 2, 2014], I participated in the USA-Maghreb Youth Debates, a four day event in which university students from the U.S. and the countries of the Maghreb region [Tunis, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania] came together in teams of four to debate current political and societal issues. The issues were both international in breadth and specific to the Maghreb region, and took place in three languages: English, French, and Arabic.  The topics ranged from the theoretical, such as “FreedomRead More
View of the sea on the coast of Tangier

Posted On December 6, 2013By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

Video Tour of Tangier

NSLI-Y students from the Morocco 2012 spring semester program filmed a video tour of Tangier during their program excursion. In this video, they visit the sites of Tangier, including the Kasbah, the Dar el-Makhzen Art Museum, the Straight of Gibraltar, the Souk, and the Petit Socco, and explain the historical and cultural significance behind each place.Read More
Image from video - 2 people talking and saying "what is the sound of a sheep in Morocco?"

Posted On December 3, 2013By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

What Does the Sheep Say? Animal Sounds in Arabic

NSLI-Y students in Morocco practiced their Arabic and bonded with the staff at their school by comparing and contrasting the onomatopoeic sounds that different cultures use to mimic animals. For example, in the United States a dog says “woof, woof,” while in Morocco, a dog sounds like “how, how!” For more, check out: What Does the Camel Say? and What Does the Chicken Say?Read More
NSLI-Y student holds up sign

Posted On December 3, 2013By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

ABCs of Everyday Life in Morocco

NSLI-Y students in Rabat, Morocco created a video documenting their experiences through the ABCs–or rather, the “Alif-Baa”–of Arabic.  From describing the ornate architecture to popular Darija phrases, students used each letter of the Arabic alphabet to share about their daily lives.Read More