How to teach children Arabic

How to teach children Arabic

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1 Get fairy tales and storybooks in Arabic on Amazon or from your local library

Children love shared reading time and regardless of language acquisition they will always remember the time they spent with you reading books.Try to find books with good illustrations. Look at the pictures with your child, point to things they already know in Arabic.

As you come across new words ask the child what they think it is. If it is illustrated, have them point it out on the page.Use different voices for different characters.If your child has a favorite Arabic story encourage him/her to play different characters making up the words from memory. Help your child to use his/her imagination to change the story or change the ending.

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2 Use puppets or turn your child’s favorite plush toy into a puppet that talks in Arabic

Kids love puppets and puppet play is great for motor skills. You can tell much loved stories through puppet play, either using the whole body or make a puppet theatre from a box and use hand or finger puppets. Finger puppets are also fun when singing songs.

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3 Go to the zoo and call the name of the animals together in Arabic

If you have any, look at some animal books together, then go to the zoo for the day. Ask your child the names of the animals he/she has learned and point out the new ones. This is a great place to add in adjectives and colors. When you come home, encourage your child to draw pictures of what he/she saw and talk about them together using Arabic.

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4 Play hide and seek by counting in Arabic

Hide and seek is a great game for practicing numbers. You could start with 1 to 10 and gradually increase. When your child knows them well you could count down backwards. When ‘seeking’ your child it’s a good opportunity to repeat words without it sounding repetitive.

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5 Play board games in Arabic e.g.: snakes and ladders, board games, family games

Dice games are always good for counting and also simple addition. Board games played with the whole family can be a time for relaxed learning. Just playing a simple board game such as snakes and ladders teaches a young child so much more than just language. They also learn rules of play, understanding goals and of course, that family games equal FUN!

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6 Play games by using flashcard games e.g.: Go fish, memory game

Flashcards are one of your most valuable resources in teaching language to young children. With multiples of the same cards you can play well-known games such as Go Fish or the ‘memory game’.

Very small children may struggle to hold too many cards, so play games that have the child match one card to another. Match a sound with a picture, or two cards that have the same sound, or two pictures that match, any way you choose.

Lay cards out on the floor or table and have your child touch the card as you call out words/sounds. Encourage your child to be the caller and you touch the cards. Keep it playful and fun.

 

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7 Have a progress chart that tracks the words and phrases your child mastered

A simple progress chart teaches your child clear goals and kids love stickers. Let your child know when he/she is approaching a goal, make a big deal of reaching the goals, be excited to getting the stickers out. Praise him/her for their achievement with a ‘great job’, a hug or a ‘high five’ (or all three).

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8 Listen to children’s songs in Arabic together or reward your child for memorizing a short one

Listen to children’s songs in the 2nd language whenever and wherever you can. Keep CDs in the car or put a CD on quietly in the background when you are doing something else. Add actions to the songs, this helps kids remember the words. If it suits your child’s personality, encourage them to ‘perform’ songs for you. You could have a special ‘song night’.

Here is a playlist of Arabic children’s songs

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9 Listen to pop songs in Arabic together or reward your child for memorizing a short one

Teach your child some catchy pop songs that you both like. Something with suitable lyrics and a good chorus are easiest to remember. Sing it around the house as you do other things, when your child tries to join in, model the language and encourage them to sing with you.

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10 Find cartoons in the 2nd language on Youtube or Amazon

Cartoons are a great way to engage kids in the 2nd language. Kids can figure out the story visually without worrying about not understanding every word. It’s easy to buy DVDs from Amazon in almost any language or, alternatively, look for them on YouTube. Let your child guide you to which cartoons they like best. Watch them together and you will know which language to reinforce.

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11 Have an annual/monthly goal check list

Make a checklist of goals or ideas of where you want to be with the language learning over a year. Break it down into monthly mini-goals.

It will be help you stay focused on where you are going and also a great way to look back and see how far you and your child have come.

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12 Create youtube playlists or find playlists suitable for your child’s level

YouTube is a super resource. You can create playlists of Arabic teaching videos, these days people post from all over the world.

They might be short tutorials, or craft ideas you can incorporate into your language learning, or children’s songs you can sing together. Look for playlists already put together by others with the same goal.

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13 Join online support groups (forums, Facebook pages, twitter lists, multicultural blog groups etc.)

Join some online groups to exchange ideas and information. Support is invaluable too. Teaching Arabic can hit some hurdles, it is important to be able to connect with people who are having the same difficulties or have successfully navigated these hurdles. Facebook and Twitter are great for immediate connections. Online chat groups or forums can give you a sense of community and common goals.

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14 Visit the website of United Arab Emirates’s ministry of culture

Have a look at the website and find interesting information about United Arab Emirates. Read about traditional food, dances and costumes. Look at statistics such as population. Find some fun facts about the climate, holidays and customs. Talk about them with your child and follow their lead on which parts they are interested in. You can also get all this information and more here

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15 Go to public libraries and check all the available resources in Arabic

Libraries are an excellent resource. If they don’t have things things in Arabic ask the librarian if it is possible to order them. Also check out the noticeboard and see if there are any kids groups speaking Arabic in the area. You might make some new friends too.

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16 Make use of language learning DVDs for kids

Language DVDs come handy , especially fro busy parents, as they repeat useful words and phrases in a fun and interesting way Check them out, Look for something that is specifically for kids, that uses games and songs and has well-structured levels.

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17 Play CDs when driving your child to school

Always play CDs in Arabic when you are in the car. It could be songs or a kids’ language learning CD, whatever your child likes. Do it consistently so your child comes to expect the 2nd language in the car.

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18 Play streaming radio in the background at home or make use of Spotify, Lastfm, etc.

Nowadays, there are a lot of resources that help you play streaming radio through personal electronic devices and laptops, etc. All you need is tuning into one of the local radio stations and have the radio or the song list play in the background all day long. Even if your child does not understand what has been spoken or the lyrics of the songs he/she will get used to the new sounds and intonation patterns.

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19 Make use of worksheets for beginners

There are a great many websites offering worksheets for beginners. Many are free and some you can pay monthly or a yearly fee. Kids love worksheets. Some may be simple coloring sheets (kids LOVE coloring), or sheets that help fine motor skills through pencil manipulation. Buy some stickers and put one on each sheet your child completes.

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20 Make use of Flashcards

There is no end to the fun to be had from playing games with flashcards even if you child is still too young to play a game that has structure and rules. You can make your own ‘games’ call out a card, have your child touch it/pick it up. ‘Hide’ the cards around the room and have your child find them and say what they are etc.

You can also put the flashcards up around the room. Change them each week in categories (animals/flowers/ fruit/etc. Look at them and say them often with your child. Ask them, “What’s this? / What’s that?”

Put them on your fridge with magnets or let your child do this.You call out the words and have them put them on.

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21 Get a picture dictionary to get started

A Children’s picture dictionary is a wonderful resource. Follow your child’s curiosity with it. Let him/her choose what he/she wants to know on any given day. Ask him/her more information about the words they do know. “What color is it?” “ Is it big or small? “ “Where does it live?” “What does it do?”

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22 Consider getting an alphabet book

Introduce your child to the shapes of letters with a simple alphabet book. This is especially useful if the Arabic alphabet is different to that of the 1st language. For young learners, get a very simple, ‘starter’ book, also great for fine motor skills and pencil control.

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23 Think about kinesthetic learning (learning by doing). Coloring books, sketchbooks or DVDs that children watch and dance are great!

The research is in that kids learn best by doing (don’t we all?).

Anything that gets kids moving their bodies or their hands helps them to learn. Watch DVDs together, make up dances, put on ‘shows’, even dress up. Encourage your child’s inner artist with a sketchbook. Color, paint, draw, and talk about the colors and your child’s pictures in the 2nd language. Coloring in pictures is a very relaxing activity (you should do it too!) Kids tend to be very relaxed when they are coloring, a good time to make some general chitchat in Arabic.

Mix paints and talk in Arabic about how colors are made.

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24 Consider getting a reading pen

The very latest translation tool. A ‘reading pen’ scans and translates. The translated text appears on a small screen on the pen and can also provide audio pronunciation of words or full sentences.

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25 Find some talking or singing plush toys

There are so many talking toys on the market these days. Try one that says greetings in Arabic (or multiple languages) or one that sings traditional songs/nursery rhymes from United Arab Emirates.

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26 Make use of culture books prepared for little kids

Ready made ‘culture books’ are great for learning about different countries. Read them together, ask questions and encourage your child to ask lots of questions too. After reading one, you could make a simple one together using pictures from magazines, or encourage your child to draw pictures too. Gather information together at the library or from the internet.

27 Decorate your child’s room with learning posters (colors, numbers) or pictures from United Arab Emirates (flag, the cities, etc.)

Get some large colorful posters to decorate your child’s room or the learning space you use. Point things out and ask questions, swap roles and have your child ask the questions too, this also helps model the pronunciation. Ask which is your child’s favorite poster and why?

Follow their lead on the things that interest them.

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28 Follow a simple syllabus prepared for kids

Use the simple syllabus prepared in your language learning system or make one yourself. Let your child know what it is so he/she can see what they will be doing. Children tend to do better when they know what is coming and what is expected of them.

29 Use stickers as rewards (stickers that say congratulations, wonderful, etc. in the 2nd language)

Kids love stickers! Use them liberally. Take praising your child as an opportunity to use the 2nd language. If you can find stickers with words of praise in the 2nd language use those and repeat the words a lot. Use a couple of words at first and add more as your child knows them.

30 Get some printed items related to the 2nd language: T-shirts, mugs, children’s silverware, etc.

If you have the opportunity to visit the 2nd language country buy goods with the language on. T-shirts, mugs and pens are useful as well as educational. Look for postcards, posters or bumper stickers with popular expressions on. Post these around your house.

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31 Arrange play dates or playgroups with other parents who want to teach their children Arabic.

Try to find other parents encouraging their children to learn Arabic, arrange to play together, go on picnics to the park or take a trip to a zoo or aquarium, great places to practice the language. Making new friends is of great benefit to you too!

 

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32 Video chat with friends and relatives who have a child that speaks Arabic

Encourage video chat with other children you know, that speak Arabic. It’s easy using Skype or Google Hangouts or something similar. Be nearby to help the conversation along. Be encouraging and resist the temptation to correct your child’s mistakes.

 

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33 Invite Grandma and Grandpa (who can speak Arabic) to stay over

Spending time with grandparents is valuable to all parties anyway but spending time with grandparents who speak Arabic is great for strengthening bonds and hearing natural language. Your child will come to associate Arabic with feelings of love and security.

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34 Hire a short-term or full time nanny or caregiver that speaks Arabic

If it is possible, consider hiring a nanny/caregiver/babysitter who speaks Arabic. Even a few hours per week would make a difference (and give you a little free time!).

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35 Cook Arabic recipes together with your child

Kids always want to be a ‘little helper’ in the kitchen. Cook some simple dishes from United Arab Emirates together. Us the 2nd language for instructions, wash, cut, wipe, mix…. Name the ingredients in a natural way as you cook. Here are some Arabic recipes

36 Go to community centers, cultural centers and temples with your child

Local places of interest are stimulating for your child and cultural centers often have exhibitions or music/dance performances. Look out for anything from United Arab Emirates. Community centers are a great place to meet people, look at notice boards for anything from people interested or connected in some way to, Arabic. You could even offer to do something yourself, give a talk about the country or a traditional dance etc.

37 Visit Arabic supermarkets and Arabic restaurants with your child

Go around a Arabic supermarket and point out the foods from United Arab Emirates. If your child is unfamiliar with them, ask questions. “How do you think it tastes?” “ Do you think this is hard/soft/crunchy/sweet/etc.?” If possible eat in ethnic restaurants. Talk about the food, how it is prepared, where it comes from.

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38 Have a word of the day activity

Pick a ‘word of the day’, you or your child could choose it, or have your child pick it at random from a pile of word cards. If the word is a noun, look for it around the house and when you go outside. Talk about where it might be found. If it is a verb, find ways to do the action either really or mime it, see if you can spot other people doing it? Or use adverbs and spend some time doing everything in the manner of the adverb, slowly/quickly/happily/etc.

39 Play Arabic online language games (memory, click&tell, etc.) with your child

There are plenty of free online interactive language games for children. Find one that appeals to your child and encourage them to do a little every day. You can check out 3 different kinds of free Arabic online language learning games here

 

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40 Try Skype lessons for children (may not be advised for infants and toddlers)

Many teachers are offering language lessons via Skype. Ask around and see if anyone can recommend a teacher to you. Sit in on the lesson too so you know what language to reinforce between lessons.

 

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41 Read bedtime stories in Arabic to your child

Books, books, books. Kids love books and stories. Read stories in Arabic before bed. Often when kids have heard a favorite story many times they know the words. Encourage your child to help tell the story.

42 Play Arabic children’s games

Many children’s games are the same the world over, play kids games your child already knows in their 1st language but play it in the 2nd language. Paper, rock, scissors has many variations; play it in the 2nd language. Hopscotch, skipping games, clapping games etc. can all be played in any language. For more ideas have a look at the games in the different ‘countries and cultures’ at Dino Lingo (to the right of this post).

43 Get comic books & children’s magazines from United Arab Emirates

Ask if a friend or relative overseas can send you comics or children’s magazines in Arabic. Children’s magazines usually have lots of fun facts in them that you can talk about and further research. They also have quizzes and puzzles that are lots of fun to do.

44 Go to a national parade of the target culture

You could try to find where there is a large community of people from the target culture. They will no doubt have special events to celebrate the holidays of their country of origin. Take your child to their parades and festivals.

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45 Have a personalized notebook specially used for learning the2nd language(Don’t forget to use it to have your child draw whatever you say in the 2nd language

Let your child choose the notebook at the shop and decorate it anyway they want to make it special. Say words in Arabic and have them draw pictures, or even write the word or the first letter, depending on what level they are at. Go back over the pictures every few days. Talk about the pictures and praise your child’s drawing skills.

46 Do local crafts

If you are a native speaker of Arabic think about the crafts you did as a child and do them with your child (think also about how happy you were doing this activity with your own mother/father or your friends). Don’t worry if you have forgotten how, look on the Internet to refresh your memory. Perhaps you could send something your child makes to grandparents or relatives overseas.

47 Use chatting apps (WhatsApp, Line, etc.) to talk with friends and family who have same-aged children

Chatting apps are mobile and easy to use. Chat with friends in the 2nd who have children about the same age. Encourage your child to chat with them and their kids too. Ask their kids about themselves, their day etc. and encourage your child to talk about themselves.

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48 Sing lullabies in the 2nd language to put your baby asleep

Lullabies are so soothing for baby and parent. Sing some Arabic lullabies to help your baby sleep. You can buy wind-up crib music at a baby store. Play the music and sing in the Arabic. Establish is as a routine and enjoy the time holding your baby and knowing you are soothing him/her.

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49 Consider homeschooling by getting an online curriculum

More and more people are turning to homeschooling these days and there are plenty of resources online. Do some research and find something that suits you and your child. Depending on the school hours where you live, it may be possible for your child to attend the local school and follow a homeschooling curriculum.

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50 Send your child to a summer camp where he/she can study Arabic in a short time.

Summer camp is a great experience for children. It is often their first extended time away from home and a chance to make lots of new friends and try a variety of activities for the first time. ‘Language’ camps for kids usually incorporate study with lots of games/crafts/activities related to the 2nd language culture. Look online or on the notice board in community centers and other public buildings.

 

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Arabic Songs for Children – Arabic Culture for kids

 

1.  Alef Beh

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihayi

Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihayi

Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Harf el Alef Oummi

Harf el Baa Baba

Harf El Taa Touffaha

Harf l Thaa  Thouraya

W Alef Baa Taa Thaa w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye

Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref El Jim jeddi

Haref el 7aa 7ali

Haref el Khaa Khawkha

Haref El Dal Douda

W Jim Haa Khaa Dal w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye

Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el Zhal zahab asfar

Harefl el Raa rajol el talej

 

2. Kellon Aandon sayarat

Kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar

Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar

wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo

pa pa pa

Kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar

Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar

wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo

pa pa pa

W hmarou ma byemshi gheir tahet el sama el zaraa

jeddi ad ma bihebbou maalaalou kharzi zaraa

lamma tchatte el denye  w yenzalou nouaat el may

Byetkhabba tahet balcon el hay

w kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar

Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar

wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo

pa pa pa

W hmarou la jeddi byetlaa aal jabal wel jerd

Menrakkiblo tadfiaa ta yedfa iyam el bard

lamma byetlaa talaa bisir yemshi shway shway

Lamma byenzal nazle bi oul khay

kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar

Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar

wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo

pa pa pa

 

3.Tiri Tiri Ya Asfoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

Ana metlik helwi zghayoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

ana metlik helwi zghayoura

berkod fawk hfaf el zahr

bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr

W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

Ya aasfoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

Ana metlik helwi zghayoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

ana metlik helwi zghayoura

berkod fawk hfaf el zahr

bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr

W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

Ya aasfoura

Baytik ya aasfoura weyn?

ma bshoufik ghayr bittiri

ma aandik ghayri jnahayn

hakina kelmi zghiri

Baytik ya aasfoura weyn?

ma bshoufik ghayr bittiri

ma aandik ghayri jnahayn

hakina kelmi zghiri

w law saalouna men ellon

ma haketna el aasfoura

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

tiri tiri

Ya aasfoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

Ana metlik helwi zghayoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura

ana metlik helwi zghayoura

berkod fawk hfaf el zahr

bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr

W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura

 

4. Zahaba Llaylou

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw- sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha  bisbis aletlou nawnaw

mama aletlo sib el otta w khalliha fi 7alha

Fat madrestou w rama korrastou w rah gari shakalha

rahit el otta moukharbisha idou lamma misik delha

Wadi gizati lli ma yesma3shi kelma mama t2oulha

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

Aba aletli fifi el helwa zeelit min sousou

rah yisale7ha w bisha w hiya helfet ma tbousou

gabet el hibri w aasit idha w gat bishwish ganbouh

masahit idha fi wesho w aamilit al eh betlaabou

sousou darabha w misik el hebri elli fi idha w alabouh

ala foustanha w shafhom baba w darabha w darabou

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

nadra alaya agilkou wa wallaa shamaa mn shamaah

lahaddi il shibri wa nossi ma yekbar w yrouh lil gamaa

Mimi doktour wa Souad doktora wahna nediilkom

w Salah yebaa mouhami w toutou adi yisalehkom

wa Issam bkra ha yebaa dabit w ydafeh ankom

yifdi wadi nil bi hayeto wi hayatoh wa hayatih minkom

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

 

5. Kan Fi Farasha

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw- sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha  bisbis aletlou nawnaw

mama aletlo sib el otta w khalliha fi 7alha

Fat madrestou w rama korrastou w rah gari shakalha

rahit el otta moukharbisha idou lamma misik delha

Wadi gizati lli ma yesma3shi kelma mama t2oulha

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

Aba aletli fifi el helwa zeelit min sousou

rah yisale7ha w bisha w hiya helfet ma tbousou

gabet el hibri w aasit idha w gat bishwish ganbouh

masahit idha fi wesho w aamilit al eh betlaabou

sousou darabha w misik el hebri elli fi idha w alabouh

ala foustanha w shafhom baba w darabha w darabou

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

nadra alaya agilkou wa wallaa shamaa mn shamaah

lahaddi il shibri wa nossi ma yekbar w yrouh lil gamaa

Mimi doktour wa Souad doktora wahna nediilkom

w Salah yebaa mouhami w toutou adi yisalehkom

wa Issam bkra ha yebaa dabit w ydafeh ankom

yifdi wadi nil bi hayeto wi hayatoh wa hayatih minkom

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou

Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw

Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

 

6. Katkouta

Ammoura w helwa w katkouta

Da habebti agmal bannouta

Ammoura w helwa w katkouta

Da habebti agmal bannouta

bethebbi babaha wa mametha

wala marra tkhasim sahbetha

bethebbi babaha wa mametha

wala marra tkhasim sahbetha

wa aalashan ghalawetha w reetha

bIshar wa hkilha l haddouda

Kan fi zaman wi zaman ya ma kan zayyik benti gamila zaman

Kan fi zaman wi zaman ya ma kan zayyik benti gamila zaman

Zekrit neghit leebit ferhat aazafit rasamit bel alwan

Kan albaha malyan ihsas

W btetmanna l kheir lil nas

Aalashan kida habbouha el nas w aloulna fi l haddouda

Ammoura w helwa w katkouta

Da habebti agmal bannouta

Ammoura w helwa w katkouta

Da habebti agmal bannouta

bethebbi babaha wa mametha

wala marra tkhasim sahbetha

bethebbi babaha wa mametha

wala marra tkhasim sahbetha

wa aalashan ghalawetha w reetha

bIshar wa hkilha l haddouda

 

7. Shakhbat Shakhabit

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

2a3mel eh wayak ya hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal

2a3mel eh wayak ya Hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal

3ayez terssem..erssem w lakan men gher ma tshakhbat 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et

erssem chagra w min w b7our laken erssem 3al saboura

bokra tkoun fanan mashhour 3ayzin na5od gambak soura

 8.Shater Shater

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

2a3mel eh wayak ya hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal

2a3mel eh wayak ya Hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal

3ayez terssem..erssem w lakan men gher ma tshakhbat 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et

erssem chagra w min w b7our laken erssem 3al saboura

9. Hal Sissan Shou Helween

Hal sissan shou helween

aam bi dourou hawal emhon mabsoutin

Mabikhafo shou ma shafo

emhon hadon w henne haddha ferhanin

bettaamihon w btosiihon

W btehmihon tahta janha defyanin

Sherbo may alou khay

Rafaoo rashon shakaro rabbhon mamnounin

Lebsou jdid kanou biid

rahou sawa shammou l hawa ferhanin

10. Mama Zamanha Gaya

Mama zamanha gayya

gayya baadi shwaya

Gayba maaha shanta

Fiha wezza w batta betoul kwak kwak kwak

 

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Arabic Boy’s and Girl’s Names – Arabic Culture for Kids

Boys:

Abdallah

The slave of Allah (God)

Abdelaziz

’The slave of the powerful one’

Abbas

Description of a Lion

Adel

Just

Ali

Sublime

Amir

Prosperous

Anis

Friend

Atef

It means’kind’

Bassam

Smiling

Bashir

Bringing good tidings

Dawed

Prince

Ehsan

Benevolence

Faissal

Handsome

Fakhr Eddine

Pride of faith

Faraj

Relief

Ghaith

Rain

Ghassan

Ardor

Habib

Beloved

Hakim

Wise

Hamza

Lion

Hassan

Handsome

Hussam

Sword

Ibrahim

Father of a multitude

Imad

Support

Issa

Jesus

Islam

Submission to Allah

Jabeur

Consoler

Jalal

Glory

Jamal

Beauty

Kamal

Perfection

Karim

Generous

Khalil

Friend

Khalid

Glorious

Labib

Intelligent

Loutfi

Gentle

Mahdi

Guided to the right path

Maher

Skilled

Mahmoud

The praised one

Majdi

Praiseworthy

Mohammed

The name of the last prophet (peace be upon him)

Mouhsen

Beneficient

Mounir

Light

Mouncef

Just

Mourad

Wanted

Moussa

Prophet’s name Moses

Mustapha

The chosen

Nabil

Noble

Naim

Welfare

Najib

Intelligent

Nasseur

Supporter

Nawfal

Generous

Nour Eddine

Light of the religion

Qais

Lover

Raed

Pioneer

Rabie

Spring

Rafik

Friend

Raghib

Desiring

Ramzi

Symbolic

Rachid

Wise

Ridha

Satisfaction

Reyadh

Gardens

Roushdi

Wise

Said

Happy

Saad

Luck

Saber

Patient

Sadoq

Truthful

Saif

Sword

Salah

Righteous

Samir

Entertainer

Sami

Elevated

Shoukri

Thankful

Soufien

Devoted

Sultan

King

Taha

Name of a Surah in the Quran

Tariq

A star

Tawfiq

Success

Thabit

Firm

Thameur

Fruitful

Ussama

Lion

Wadii

Peaceful

Wahid

Unique

Wajdi

Passion

Walid

New born child

Wassim

Good looking

Yassir

Wealthy

Youssef

Prophet’s name (Joseph)

Zaid

Abundance

Girls:

Aida

Returning

Aishah

Living

Abir

Fragrance

Amal

Hopes

Amira

Princess

Afaf

Virtuous

Afrah

Celebrations

Alia

Beautiful

Amany

Hopes

Amna

Peaceful

Ashwaq

Affections

Asmaa

Eminent

Awatef

Emotions

Aya

Verse from the Quran

Azeeza

Cherished

Balqis

Queen

Basma

Smile

Dalal

Kindness

Deema

Rainy cloud

Dina

Love

Duaa

Prayer

Dunia

World

Durrah

Pearl

Eiman

Faith

Ezzah

Honour

Fadhilah

Virtuous

Fadwa

Self sacrifice

Faizah

Successful

Fajr

Dawn

Fareeda

Unique

Fateheyyah

Beginning

Fatima

Accustom

Fatin

Captivating

Fawzeyya

Victorious

Fairuz

Turquoise

Fikriyah

Intellectual

Firdaous

Paradise

Furat

Weet water

Ghada

Beautiful

Ghaliyah

Beloved

Ghazalah

Female Ghazelle

Ghofrane

Forgiveness

Hajeur

Hard

Habibah

Beloved

Haifaa

Slender

Hala

Sweetness

Hameeda

Praiseworthy

Hana

Happiness

Haneyya

Happy

Hasna

Pretty

Hawwa

Eve

Hayat

Life

Hazar

Nightingale

Heba

Gift

Hikmat

Wisdom

Hooria

Angel of heaven

Huda

Guidance

Husneyya

Beautiful

Ibtihel

Prayer

Ikram

Hospitality

Iman

Faith

Inaam

Kindness

Insaf

Equity

Jameela

Pretty

Jasmi

Flower

Jawahir

Jewels

Jehan

Beautiful flower

Kanz

Treasure

Kareema

Generous

Kawther

River in Heaven

Khadeeja

Prophet’s first wife

Khawlah

Immorality

Laila

Night

Lamees

Silk

Lamia

Shine

Latifa

Kind

Lujain

Silver

Madeeha

Praiseworthy

Maha

Beautiful Eyes

Majida

Noble

Malak

Angel

Malika

Queen

Manal

Achievement

Marah

Joy

Maram

Aspiration

Mariam

Arabic name of Mary the virgin

Marwa

A mountain in Makkah

Mayeda

Fruits of heaven

Maysa

A walk with proud

Maysam

Beautiful

Mounia

A wish

Mounira

Shining

Mouna

Desire

Murjana

Pearl

Muruj

Meadows

Nabeeha

Intelligent

Nabila

Noble

Nada

Dew

Nadia

Dewy

Nadra

Unique

Nahla

Drink

Najah

Success

Najat

Safety

Najla

Girl with wide eyes

Najwa

Romantic talk

Narjis

Narcissus

Nasseera

Helper

Nawal

Gift

Naziha

Honest

Nisreen

Flower

Norhan

Light

Rabab

White cloud

Rabia

Spring

Radhya

Satisfied

Rafeeqa

Friend

Raghad

Pleasant

Rahma

Mercy

Raihanna

Fragrance of a rose

Randa

Tree

Rania

Queen

Rashida

Intelligent

Reem

Gazelle

Rihab

Expanse

Saadia

Lucky

Saleeha

Flower

Sabah

Morning

Sabrina

White rose

Safa

Rose

Saffiyya

Best friend

Sahar

Dawn

Saida

Happy

Salma

Safe

Samia

Noble

Samar

Fruit

Sarra

Princess

Sawsen

Lilly

Shahad

Honey

Sharazad

Teller of 1001 Nights

Shams

Sun

Shareefa

Noble

Shurooq

Sunrise

Siham

Arrows

Somaya

Garden

Sonia

Pretty

Souhayla

Star

Sundus

Silk

Tahani

Congratulations

Taqwa

Piety

Tawba

Repentence

Umayma

Young mother

Wafa

Faithfulness

Wardah

Rose

Wiam

Harmony

Widad

Love

Wijdan

Sentiment

Wissam

Badge of honor

Yara

Little butterfly

Yasmin

Jasmine flower

Yusra

Prosperous

Zaina

Beautiful

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Arabic History and Origins – Arabic Culture for Kids

The Arab world’s location gathering North Africa and the Gulf region means that many civilizations and people have come across the region. In fact, most of the Arab countries have witnessed a continuous change of governors. The history of the Arabs has, hence, gone through many stages reaching the actual division of the called Arab countries now.

The history of the Arabs begun before the coming of Islam, and it was marked by the rural style of life that the Arabs were known for. This era was also marked by the spread of different kinds of poetry and literary books. Nevertheless, the important part of the history of the Arabs is the period that followed the coming of Islam to the country of the Arabs. In fact, the rise of Islam changed the history and the destiny of the Arab country and the history of the whole world. The prophet Mouhammed (peace be upon him) emigrated to Medina after that his followers and him were rejected by the inhabitants of Makkah. There, he attracted more followers. The spread of Islam took place after the occurrence of many battles like the battle of Uhud, the battle of the Trench, the battle of Hudaybieh… Makkah was conquested by the Muslims after they have become strong enough where many disbelievers were forced to divert into Islam. After his death, Mouhammed (peace be upon him) was followed by Abu bakr and then Umar who completed the expansion of Islam.

One of the greatest periods that the history of the Arabs is known for is the golden era where Harun al-Rashid was in power. However, the Muslim empire had expanded to reach all parts of North Africa and some parts of Asia in a very short period of time. During the period of the Middle Ages that Europe was lost in, Baghdad was the cultural center of the world. Many topics and materials that are now taught in Europe are derived from the translated documents from Arabic to Latin.

During the 8th and the 9th centuries, Islam has further spread reaching many parts of Europe, including Spain where the Arabs left their fingerprints by enriching the European culture.

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After the Golden Age, the Arabs and their empire began to disintegrate and fall. The Arabs were divided and many governors took the reign until the coming of the Ottoman empire that was lately divided into what we know now as the Arab countries.

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Arabic Culture and Heritage – Arabic Culture for Kids

Culture is every aspect related to literature, arts, and the heritage of the nation. Every nation has its own cultural spirit that is different from the other nations. The heritage is everything related to knowledge, sciences, values and social norms. Every nation remains conserving its unity until it completely abandons its heritage and hence losing its existence as a nation. But the Arabs are still unable to successfully deal with their rich heritage that differentiates them from other peoples on the globe.

The Arabic culture is one of the most precious and important cultures in the world as after its roots have been entrenched with its poetry, proverbs and literature depicting the life of the Arabs and reflecting their way of thinking.

The Arabs worked on transferring the knowledge and science of the ancients and excelled in building the basics of sciences in addition to their continuous tender in the literature and arts. The Arabic culture has been subjected to the attacks of the others who tried to abuse the Arabic language and the Arabic social values by replacing intruding values that are brought from other western cultures.

The Arabic culture is one of the greatest cultures in the human history and it is qualified to resume its role by supporting the values of goodness, justice, equity love and peace and by rejecting everything that may distort the humanity including every aspect of evil, racism and oppression.

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The Arabic culture consists of two main components which are the Arabic language and Islam, hence comes the naming by some scholars as the Arabic Islamic culture. As mentioned above, the Arabic language was rich in its contribution in the Arabic literature from poetry, novels, prose, stories, legends, sayings and proverbs and here is some poets and writers that enriched the Arabic literature throughout the history Bashar ibn Burd,  al-Jahiz,  Imru’ al-Qais,  Nizar Qabbani, Ahmad Shawqi…

Regarding the religion, like any other divine or human religion, Islam has deeply influenced the culture of the Arabic nation through its tenets of faith, rites of worship, moral values, and legislative provisions. However, we see the values and provisions of Islam in the daily life of Muslims in their behavior, their relationships and their way of treating each other. Islam highlighted the notions of peace, respect, equity and brotherhood and we see all of this in the respect for the women, kids and the elderly as well as in the strong links between the family members. Moreover, the majority of the Arabs practice Islam making it an obligation to pray five times a day, to fast the holy month of Ramadan and going to Hajj if it is possible.

As far as the customs and traditions, the Arab world has its own customs and traditions that are different from those in the other parts of the world. As for the clothing, it is advised that both man and women wear respectable clothes basically the women who should cover every part of their bodies using old traditional garments or modern clothes like scarf and veil but due to the European colonialism, some European ways of clothing are spread all over the Arab world but it is hard to find women with short clothes.

In most Arab countries the society is hierarchical in the sense that the older has more influence than the younger, which means the father or the grand father has a total control over the sons, their wives and their grand children. In the same token, the older son has the same power as his father or grandfather if the latter is absent. Also, the uncle or the aunt has also control over nephews. It is respect for the older that makes the society organized in such a way.

The Arabs care for their food and drinking. The religious holidays are symbolized with sweets and the slaughtering of animals basically for religious events.Thus; you can find plenty of delicious food that varies depending on the place and the time.  In Ramadan for example, you can find all types of food on the table of the same family every day. This makes it typical to Muslim Arabs to have a variety of food in every meal. However, wine and alcoholic drinks are religiously forbidden in most countries of the Arab world. But, you can still find bars and places serving wine in some countries, but you never find it in a family context.

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Arabic Songs for Children

  1. Alef Beh (باء ألف )
  2. Kellon Aandon sayarat كلّن عندن سيارات
  3. Tiri Tiri Ya Asfoura (طيري طيري يا عصفورة )
  4. Zahaba Llaylou (ذهب الليل )
  5. Kan Fi Farasha (كان فيه فراشة)
  6. Katkouta (كتكوتة)
  7. Shakhbat Shakhabit (شخبط شخابيط)
  8. Shater Shater (شاطر شاطر)
  9. Hal Sissan Shou Helween (هالصيصان شو حلوين)
  10. Mama Zamanha Gaya (ماما زمنها جاية)

1. Alef Beh (باء ألف ) 

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihayi
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi
Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihayi
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Harf el Alef Oummi
Harf el Baa Baba
Harf El Taa Touffaha
Harf l Thaa  Thouraya
W Alef Baa Taa Thaa w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref El Jim jeddi
Haref el 7aa 7ali
Haref el Khaa Khawkha
Haref El Dal Douda
W Jim Haa Khaa Dal w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el Zhal zahab asfar
Harefl el Raa rajol el talej
Haref el zal zaytoun w zaatar
Haref el sin sayyara
Zhal Raa Zal Sin w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el Shin Shajara
Haref el sad sadaka
Haref el Dal dahketna
Haref el taa tawila
Shin Sad Dal Taa w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el Zhaa elzhalam
Haref el Aayn Aasfoura
Haref el ghayn ghandoura
Haref el faa farfoura
Zhaa Aayn Ghayn Faa w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el kof kosidetna
Haref el  kaf karametna
Haref el llam laoubetna
Haref el mim mekhbayetna
Kof Kaf Lam Mim w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayi

Haref el noun nahla
Haref el haa Hadi
Haref el waw wadi
Haref el yaa yaddi
W Noun Haa Waw Yaa w yalla

Alef beh w boubayi Alam Rsas w mihaye
Ana bektob Aala el Lawh w ento bteero warayiألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف الالف أمي

حرف الباء بابا

حرف التاء تفاحة

حرف الثاء  ثريا

و ألف باء تاء ثاء و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف الجيم جدي

حرف الحاء حليب

حرف الخاء خوخة

حرف الدال دودة

و جيم حاء خاء دال و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف الذال ذهب أصفر

حرف الراء رجل الثلج

حرف الزال زيتون و زعتر

حرف السين سيارة

زال راء ذال سين و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف الشين شجرة

حرف الصاد صداقة

حرف الضال ضحكتنا

حرف الطاء طاولة

شين صاد ضال طاء و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف الظاء الظلام

حرف العين عصفورة

حرف الغين غندورة

حرف الفاء فرفورة

ظاء عين غين فاء و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف القاف قصيدتنا

حرف الكاف كرامتنا

حرف اللام لعوبتنا

حرف الميم مخبيتنا

قاف كاف لام ميم و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

حرف النون نحلة

حرف الهاء هادي

حرف الواو وادي

حرف الياء يدي

و نون هاء واو ياء و يلا

ألف بيه و بوباي ألم رصاص و محاي

أنا بكتب عل اللوح و انتو بتؤرو ورايي

2. Kellon Aandon sayarat كلّن عندن سيارات

Kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar
Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar
wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo
pa pa pa

Kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar
Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar
wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo
pa pa pa

W hmarou ma byemshi gheir tahet el sama el zaraa
jeddi ad ma bihebbou maalaalou kharzi zaraa
lamma tchatte el denye  w yenzalou nouaat el may
Byetkhabba tahet balcon el hay

w kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar
Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar
wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo
pa pa pa

W hmarou la jeddi byetlaa aal jabal wel jerd
Menrakkiblo tadfiaa ta yedfa iyam el bard
lamma byetlaa talaa bisir yemshi shway shway
Lamma byenzal nazle bi oul khay

kellon aandon sayarat w jeddi aando hmar
Bi rakkebna khalfou w byakhidna meshwar
wel bolis ysawferlou  bi ido yaashirlo sayyarat tzamerlo
pa pa pa

كلن عندن سيارات و جدي عند حمار

بركبنا خلفو وبيخدنا مشوار

والبوليس يسوفرلو بي ايدو يأشرلو سيارات تزمرلو

با با با

كلن عندن سيارات و جدي عند حمار

بركبنا خلفو وبيخدنا مشوار

والبوليس يسوفرلو بي ايدو يأشرلو سيارات تزمرلو

با با با

و حمارو ما بيمشي غير تحت السما الزرقة

جدي أد ما بحبو معلألو خرزي زرقا

لما تشتي الدنية  وينزلوا نقاط المي

بيتخبى تحت بلكون الحي

كلن عندن سيارات و جدي عند حمار

بركبنا خلفو وبيخدنا مشوار

والبوليس يسوفرلو بي ايدو يأشرلو سيارات تزمرلو

با با با

و حمارو لجدي بيطلع عالجبل والجرد

منركبلو تدفئ تيدفى ايام البرد

لما بيطلع طلعة بصير يمشي شوي شوي

لما بينزل نزله بأول خاي

كلن عندن سيارات و جدي عند حمار

بركبنا خلفو وبيخدنا مشوار

والبوليس يسوفرلو بي ايدو يأشرلو سيارات تزمرلو

با با با

3. Tiri Tiri Ya Asfoura (طيري طيري يا عصفورة )

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
Ana metlik helwi zghayoura
Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
ana metlik helwi zghayoura

berkod fawk hfaf el zahr
bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr
W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
Ya aasfoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
Ana metlik helwi zghayoura
Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
ana metlik helwi zghayoura
berkod fawk hfaf el zahr
bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr
W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
Ya aasfoura

Baytik ya aasfoura weyn?
ma bshoufik ghayr bittiri
ma aandik ghayri jnahayn
hakina kelmi zghiri
Baytik ya aasfoura weyn?
ma bshoufik ghayr bittiri
ma aandik ghayri jnahayn
hakina kelmi zghiri

w law saalouna men ellon
ma haketna el aasfoura

tiri tiri
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
Ya aasfoura

Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
Ana metlik helwi zghayoura
Tiri tiri ya aasfoura
ana metlik helwi zghayoura

berkod fawk hfaf el zahr
bhajjir aa mayyat el nahr
W bkhabbi bshaari bashoura
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
tiri tiri
Ya aasfouraطيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة
طيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة

بركض فوق حفاف الزهر

بحجّر عميّات النهر

وبخبّي بشعري بشّورة

طيري طيري
طيري طيري
طيري طيري
يا عصفورة

طيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة
طيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة

بركض فوق حفاف الزهر

بحجّر عميّات النهر

وبخبّي بشعري بشّورة

طيري طيري
طيري طيري
طيري طيري
يا عصفورة
بيتك يا عصفورة وين؟

ما بشوفك غير بطيري

ما عندك غير جناحين

حكينا كلمي زغيري

و لو سألونا من اللن

ما حاكتنا العصفورة
بيتك يا عصفورة وين؟

ما بشوفك غير بطيري

ما عندك غير جناحين

حكينا كلمي زغيري
بيتك يا عصفورة وين؟

ما بشوفك غير بطيري

ما عندك غير جناحين

حكينا كلمي زغيري

و لو سألونا من اللن

ما حاكتنا العصفورة

طيري طيري
طيري طيري
طيري طيري
يا عصفورة

طيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة
طيري طيري يا عصفورة

أنا متلك حلوي زغيورة

بركض فوق حفاف الزهر

بحجّر عميّات النهر

وبخبّي بشعري بشّورة

طيري طيري
طيري طيري
طيري طيري
يا عصفورة

4. Zahaba Llaylou (ذهب الليل )

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw
zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw- sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha  bisbis aletlou nawnaw

mama aletlo sib el otta w khalliha fi 7alha
Fat madrestou w rama korrastou w rah gari shakalha
rahit el otta moukharbisha idou lamma misik delha
Wadi gizati lli ma yesma3shi kelma mama t2oulha

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

Aba aletli fifi el helwa zeelit min sousou
rah yisale7ha w bisha w hiya helfet ma tbousou
gabet el hibri w aasit idha w gat bishwish ganbouh
masahit idha fi wesho w aamilit al eh betlaabou
sousou darabha w misik el hebri elli fi idha w alabouh
ala foustanha w shafhom baba w darabha w darabou

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw

nadra alaya agilkou wa wallaa shamaa mn shamaah
lahaddi il shibri wa nossi ma yekbar w yrouh lil gamaa
Mimi doktour wa Souad doktora wahna nediilkom
w Salah yebaa mouhami w toutou adi yisalehkom
wa Issam bkra ha yebaa dabit w ydafeh ankom
yifdi wadi nil bi hayeto wi hayatoh wa hayatih minkom

zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnaw
zahaba llaylou w talaa al fagrou
Wil aasfour sawsaw – sawsaw
Shaf el otta alaha bisbis aletlou nawnawذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

ذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

ماما قالت له سيب القطة وخليها فى حالها

فات مدرسته ورمى كراستة وراح جر شكلها

راحت القطة مخربشة ايده لما مسك ديلها

وآدى جزاة اللى ما يسمعش كلمة ماما تقولها

ذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

ابله قالت لى فيفى الحلوه زعلت من سوسو – سوسو

راح يصالحها وبسها وهى حلفت ما تبوسه – بوسه

جابت الحبر وعاصت إيدها وجت بشويش جنبه

مسحت إيدها فى وشه وعملت قال إيه بتلاعبه

سوسو ضربها ومسك الحبر إللى فى إيدها وقلبه

على فستانها وشافهم بابا وضربها وضربه

ذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

ندر عليا اجيلكوا واولع شمعه من شمعه – من شمعه

لحد الشبر ونص مايكبر ويروح الجامعة – الجامعة

ميمى دكتور وسعاد دكتورة واحنا ندعيلكم

وصلاح يبقى محامى وتوتو قاضى يصالحكم

وعصام بكره حيبقى ظابط ويدافع عنكوا

يفدى وادى النيل بحياته وحياته منكم

ذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

ذهب الليل وطلع الفجر والعصفور صوصو – صوصو

شاف القطة قالها بسبس قالت له نونو – نونو

5. Kan Fi Farasha (كان فيه فراشة)

Kan fe farasha soughantata
Mifarfisha w mzaatata
Labsa blouz minaata
Aala gounella mkhattata
Minaata w mkhatata

Wist el ginina lamahtaha wa hiya tayra fil hawa
Wist el ginina lamahtaha wa hiya tayra fil hawa

Naditha bassit tahtaha oultelha tigi nilaab sawa
Aletli tayyib ya ismik eh ana ha stakhabba w khtefe
Fi ayyi matrah haltaai w in kounti shatra taarafe

Oultelha tab yalla laabi yammo gnihat milawwina
Oultelha tab yalla laabi yammo gnihat milawwina

Yalla ya helwa garrabi hatrouhe fin menne ana
Tarit w ghabit fil shagar wa iinda ashgari llamoun
Ghabit tamam aanil nazar wi lonha tah beni l ghousoun
Bassit bi aayni ma sheftahash mina l shagar maareftahash
kani l waraa satri w ghata ana oulti laa ma beddahash
Maddit idayha lel ghousoun w bsoraa hazzitha awi
laait ginah bi alfi lon bi yonforid wa yontowi

Fidlit kitir mtantata wa hiya tayra mzaatata
labsa blouz mnaata
aala gounela mkhattata
Minaata w mkhattataكان فيه فراشة صغنططة

مفرفشة ومنقطة

لابسة بلوزة منقطة

على جونلة مخططة

منقطة ومخططة

وسط الجنينة لمحتها وهيه طايرة فى الهوا

وسط الجنينة لمحتها وهيه طايرة فى الهوا

ناديتها بصت تحتها قلتها تيجى نلعب سوا

قالتلى طيب ياسمك إيه أنا هاستخبى وأختفى

فى أى مطرح هلتقيه وإن كنتى شاطرة تعرفى

قلتلها طب يلا العبى يام جناحات ملونة

يلا ياحلوة جربى هاتروحى فين منى أنا

طارت وغابت فى الشجر وعند أشجار اللمون

غابت تمام عن النظر ولونها تاه بين الغصون

بصيت بعينى ما شفتهاش من الشجر ماعرفتهاش

بصيت بعينى ما شفتهاش من الشجر ماعرفتهاش

كان الورق ستر وغطا أنا قلت لأ مابدهاش

مديت إيديا للغصون وبسرعة هزيتها أوى

لقيت جناح بألف لون بينفرد وينطوى

فضلت كتير متنططة

وهيا طايرة مزقططة

لابسة بلوزة منقطة

على جونلة مخططة

منقطة ومخططة

6. Katkouta (كتكوتة)

Ammoura w helwa w katkouta
Da habebti agmal bannouta
Ammoura w helwa w katkouta
Da habebti agmal bannouta

bethebbi babaha wa mametha
wala marra tkhasim sahbetha
bethebbi babaha wa mametha
wala marra tkhasim sahbetha
wa aalashan ghalawetha w reetha
bIshar wa hkilha l haddouda

Kan fi zaman wi zaman ya ma kan zayyik benti gamila zaman
Kan fi zaman wi zaman ya ma kan zayyik benti gamila zaman
Zekrit neghit leebit ferhat aazafit rasamit bel alwan
Kan albaha malyan ihsas
W btetmanna l kheir lil nas
Aalashan kida habbouha el nas w aloulna fi l haddouda


Ammoura w helwa w katkouta
Da habebti agmal bannouta
Ammoura w helwa w katkouta
Da habebti agmal bannouta

bethebbi babaha wa mametha
wala marra tkhasim sahbetha
bethebbi babaha wa mametha
wala marra tkhasim sahbetha
wa aalashan ghalawetha w reetha
bIshar wa hkilha l haddoudaامورة وحلوة وكتكوته

دى حبيبتى اجمل بنوته

امورة وحلوة وكتكوته

دى حبيبتى اجمل بنوته

بتحب بباها وممتها

ولا مرة تخاصم صحبتها

بتحب بباها وممتها

ولا مرة تخاصم صحبتها

وعلشان غلاوتها ورقتها

اسهر واحكلها الحدوته

كان فى زمان وزمان يامكان زيك بنت جميله زمان

ذكرت نجحت لعبت فرحت عزفت رسمت بالالوان

كان قلبها مليان احساس

وبتتمنى الخير للناس

علشان كدا حبوها الناس وقلولنا فى الحدوته
امورة وحلوة وكتكوته

دى حبيبتى اجمل بنوته

امورة وحلوة وكتكوته

دى حبيبتى اجمل بنوته

بتحب بباها وممتها

ولا مرة تخاصم صحبتها

بتحب بباها وممتها

ولا مرة تخاصم صحبتها

وعلشان غلاوتها ورقتها

اسهر واحكلها الحدوته

7. Shakhbat Shakhabit (شخبط شخابيط)

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et
Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

2a3mel eh wayak ya hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal
2a3mel eh wayak ya Hamada eli 3melto da aswa2 3amal
3ayez terssem..erssem w lakan men gher ma tshakhbat 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et
Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rassam 3al 7et

erssem chagra w min w b7our laken erssem 3al saboura
bokra tkoun fanan mashhour 3ayzin na5od gambak soura
erssem chagra w min w b7our laken erssem 3al saboura
bokra tkoun fanan mashhour 3ayzin na5od gambak soura
be7lam tekbar teb2a Picasso kan yom tefl w kan meen nefsso
lakan wala shakhbat 3al 7et

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et
Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et

erssem we7lam bel mosta2bal weli biye7lam bokra y moun
w koulli l gaya fe 3omrak agmal koulli hwaya wliha  Osoul
erssem we7lam bel mosta2bal weli biye7lam bokra y moun
w koulli l gaya fe 3omrak agmal koulli hwaya wliha  Osoul

Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et
Shakhbat shakhabit..lakhbat lakhabit mesek el alwan w rasam 3al 7et    شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

اعمل ايه وياك يا حمادة اللي عملته ده اسوء عادة

اعمل ايه وياك يا حمادة اللي عملته ده اسوء عادة

عايز ترسم ارسم لكن من غير ما تشخبط ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

ارسم شجرة ومينا وبحور لكن ارسم ع السبورة

بكرة تكون فنان ومشهور عايزين ناخد جمبك صورة

ارسم شجرة وليل وبحور لكن ارسم ع السبورة

بكرة تكون فنان مشهور عايزين ناخد جمبك صورة

احلم تكبر تبقى بيكاسو كان يوم طفل وكان من نفسو

لكن ولا شخبط ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

ارسم واحلم بالمستقبل واللي بيحلم بكرة ينول

والي جاي فعمرك اجمل كل هوايا وليها اصول

ارسم واحلم بالمستقبل واللي بيحلم بكرة ينول

والي جاي فعمرك اجمل كل هوايا وليها اصول

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

شخبط شخابيط لخبط لخابيط مسك الالوان ورسم ع الحيط

8. Shater Shater (شاطر شاطر)

yally beysma3 kelmet ahlo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally bey2a3d 3a2el wa7do sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally beysma3 kelmet ahlo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally bey2a3d 3a2el wa7do sho mn2ello
(shater shater)

yally beynga7 bemadrasto we ma be3azeb mo3almto
w mn7bo we mndal n2ello
(shater shater)
yally beynga7 bemadrasto we ma be3azeb mo3almto
w mn7bo we mndal n2ello
(shater shater)

yally beysma3 kelmet ahlo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally bey2a3d 3a2el wa7do sho mn2ello
(shater shater)

yally besa3ed ref2ato sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally mabekzeb behayato sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally mabyeksar al3abo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
webyakol we mabyegwi teyabo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)

yally beynga7 bemadrasto we ma be3azeb mo3almto
w mn7bo we mndal n2ello
(shater shater)
yally beynga7 bemadrasto we ma be3azeb mo3almto
w mn7bo we mndal n2ello
(shater shater)

yally beysma3 kelmet ahlo sho mn2ello
(shater shater)
yally bey2a3d 3a2el wa7do sho mn2ello
(shater shater)

yally besa3ed ref2ato
yally mabekzeb behayato
w mn7bo we bndal n2ello
(shater shater)

yally beynga7 bemadrasto we ma be3azeb mo3almto
w mn7bo we mndal n2ello
(shater shater)

Ana shater….ana shater……ana shater..يللي بيسمع كلمة اهله شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيقعد عاقل وحده شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيسمع كلمة اهله شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيقعد عاقل وحده شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بينجح بمدرسته وما بيعذب معلمته منحبه ومنضل نقله

شاطر شاطر

يللي بينجح بمدرسته وما بيعذب معلمته منحبه ومنضل نقله

شاطر شاطر

يللي بيسمع كلمة اهله شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيقعد عاقل وحده شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيساعد رفقاتو شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي ما بيكذب بحياتو شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي ما بيكسر العابو شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

وبياكل وما بيجوي تيابو شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بينجح بمدرسته وما بيعذب معلمته منحبه ومنضل نقله

شاطر شاطر

يللي بينجح بمدرسته وما بيعذب معلمته منحبه ومنضل نقله

شاطر شاطر

يللي بيسمع كلمة اهله شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيقعد عاقل وحده شو منقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بيساعد رفقات ويللي ما بيكذب بحياتو
منحبه ومنضل نقله
شاطر شاطر

يللي بينجح بمدرسته وما بيعذب معلمته منحبه ومنضل نقله

أنا شاطر أنا شاطر أنا شاطر

9.Shater Shater (شاطر شاطر)

Hal sissan shou helween
aam bi dourou hawal emhon mabsoutin
Mabikhafo       shou ma shafo
emhon hadon w henne haddha ferhanin

bettaamihon w btosiihon
W btehmihon tahta janha defyanin

Sherbo may alou khay
Rafaoo rashon shakaro rabbhon mamnounin

Lebsou jdid kanou biid
rahou sawa shammou l hawa ferhaninهالصيصان شو حلوين

عم بيدوروا حول امهن مبسوطين

ما بخافوا  شو ما شافوا

امهن حدن وهني حدها فرحانين
بتطعميهن  وبتسقيهن

وبتحميهن تحت جناحها دفيانين

شربوا مي  قالوا خي

رفعوا راسهن شكروا ربهن ممنونين

لبسوا جديد  كانوا بعيد

راحوا سوا شموا الهوا فرحانين

10. Mama Zamanha Gaya (ماما زمنها جاية)

Mama zamanha gayya
gayya baadi shwaya
Gayba laab wa hagat
Gayba maaha shanta
Fiha wezza w batta betoul kwak kwak kwak

aarifi l wadi llismou Adel Ga l doktour wa aamallo eh
Laa riglih kanou zayyil fatla bassi shwaya gouwa Ineh
Rah middilou hou’na kbira
arifi ddalou l ho’na le? Le?
Ma byeshrabsh llaban l sobh
w koulli shabo dehko Ale
wa hou men houmha shereb w byekbar
W traballou adal fi ideh

Mama zamanha gayya
gayya baadi shwaya
Gayba laab wa hagat
Gayba maaha shanta
Fiha wezza w batta betoul kwak kwak kwak

w Ahmad bardou idou marbouta
w mamtou aref leh mkhasmah
Kan bi hibi tamalli yelaab
bil kabrit w yshilo maah
w fe yom gab kam oud wallaahom
w okhto Bousy kanit shayfah
rahit ilnar moulahliba idou
w lessa ideh l tnein wagaah
wa hou men yomha la byetaakrat
w la bishil kabrit wayyah

Mama zamanha gayya
gayya baadi shwaya
Gayba laab wa hagat
Gayba maaha shanta
Fiha wezza w batta betoul kwak kwak kwakماما زمانها جاية جاية

بعد شوية جايبه لعب وحاجات

جايبة معاها شنطة شنطة فيها

وزة وبطة بتأول واق واق واق

عارف الواد اللي إسمو عادل

جاد الدكتور وعملوة إيه

لآ رجليه كانوا زي الفتلة

بص شوية جوة عنيه

راح مديلو حقنة كبيرة

عارف إدالو الحقنة ليه

ما بيشربش اللبن الصبح

وكل إصحابو ضحكوا عليه

و أهوه من يومها شرب وبيكبر

وترابالوه عضل في إيديه
ماما زمانها جاية جاية

بعد شوية جايبه لعب وحاجات

جايبة معاها شنطة شنطة فيها

وزة وبطة بتأول واق واق واق

وأحمد برضوه إيده مربوطة

ومامتوه عارف ليه مخاصماه

كان بيحب تملي يلعب

بالكبريت ويشيله معاه

وفي يوم جاب كم عود ولعهم

وأخته بوسي كانت شايفاه

راحت النار ملهلبه إيده

ولسه إيديه الإتنين واجعاه

وأهوه من يومها لا بيتعفرت

ولا بيشيل كبريت وياه

ماما زمانها جاية جاية

بعد شوية جايبه لعب وحاجات

جايبة معاها شنطة شنطة فيها

وزة وبطة بتأول واق واق واق

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EID MUBARAK!!! Fun Eid Activities for Kids, Eid Al Fitr (Ramadan Festival)

This year Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on August 19th.

1- Eid is the biggest holiday celebration in the Arabic culture and the Islamic world.

2- Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim people fast without food and water all day for the entire month.

3- During the celebrations Muslims wish each other “Eid Mubarak” though this depend on the language: in Turkey they say “Ramazan bayramin mubarek olsun.”

4- Muslims go to mosques very early on the first day of Eid Al Fitr (Ramazan Bayrami) for the Eid Pray.

5- After the pray, family members are visited (usually young people go to elderly’s house, not the opposite,  as a sign of respect).

6- Children are given gifts, candy and sometimes cash to make them feel good about this special time of the year.

7- People call their distant relatives if they cannot meet them face to face.

8- Islamic centers usually organize special events and activities for the Eid Al Fitr.

9-Some people invite their neighbors for a meal during the Eid Al Fitr.

10-Since in many countries it’s an official holiday for 3 days, it might be a good idea to have a one day trip to a distant family member’s house or just go picnicking with friends and family.

Eid Song from Afghanistan
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYGC5x33kg]

Eid song from India
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5h0r7f1eDA]

Eid song in English
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hote__S830]

Eid Song from Maldives
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQCUT6BUv9M&w=420&h=345]

Eid Song from Indonesia
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRw3LSMgjsk&w=420&h=345]

Eid Song from Turkey

Learn more about Turkey

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Arab culture fun facts for kids, henna, handcrafts, home decor

Arabs are known for their art and handicrafts. Hand woven Persian Silk rugs and carpets are world famous. Arabic furniture, antique jewelry, tea/coffee pots, calligraphic (a style of fancy lettering) wall art and incense burners (for fragrance) are examples of beautiful Arabic home décor items. Arabic henna is also a popular kind of tattoo body art mainly applied to hands in many designs.

Important Note: This article was written by a person who is familiar with Arabic culture based on his or her personal anecdotal observations. Additionally, there are quite a few generalizations to make the article easier to understand for the children. Dino Lingo does not accept any responsibility for errors, omissions or subjectivity in the content of this post.

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Travel fun facts for kids, Egyptian Pyramids, Burj Al-Arab, Dubai

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Egyptian Pyramids, are a must visit. They are the oldest and the most impressive tombs of the Pharaohs (rulers) of Egypt. Some of the biggest pyramids are found in Giza, Egypt.

Dubai is one of the most popular Arabian cities in the world. It’s known for it’s amazing architecture with the world’s only seven star hotel called Burj Al Arab situated here. Dubai is often called the land of opportunities. Many foreign immigrants live here. It is a great shopping and tourist destination.

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Arab culture fun facts, music and dancing, belly dancing

World famous form of dance, belly dancing, originated in the Arab world. It is mostly performed by Arab women and involves movement of mainly the shoulders, belly and hips. One has to be quite flexible to perform belly dance. Women dress up in a special costume with a waist or belly chain for this dance.

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