Episode 47 – Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian dialects

Levantine dialects across Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine share much in common but also have noticeable differences. The Levantine dialects are important parts of the mosaic of Arabic dialects spoken across the Middle East. The popularity of Syrian and Lebanese TV shows, television drama series, and music have contributed to these dialects being widely understood across … Continue reading Episode 47 – Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian dialects

Episode 43 – Colloquial Lebanese words

Lebanese use lots of words that are distinct from Modern Standard Arabic and other Arabic dialects. Spoken Lebanese Arabic developed and continues to evolve due to the diverse cultural and linguistics communities within the country, interactions with the broader world, and the natural evolution of colloquial speech as new words enter the lexicon and old … Continue reading Episode 43 – Colloquial Lebanese words

Episode 39 – Lebanese emigration

For generations Lebanese citizens have emigrated across the world to seek better business or job opportunities, higher education, and safety from conflict. Large Lebanese communities can found in North and South America, Europe, West Africa, Australia, and the Arabian Gulf. Almost every household in Lebanon has relatives who live abroad. In this episode, Dareen tells … Continue reading Episode 39 – Lebanese emigration

Episode 38 – The Beirut Port explosion

A powerful explosion in the Beirut Port ravaged the Lebanese capital on August 4, 2020. The massive explosion devastated hundreds of lives and left more than 300,000 people displaced or homeless. Fortunately, the Language Wave team are safe and well. In this episode, Mariam tells us more about the explosion, her personal experience with it, … Continue reading Episode 38 – The Beirut Port explosion