tfaDDal / تفضل

“tfaDDal / تفَضَّل” (in Modern Standard Arabic: “tafaDDal / تَفَضَّل”) is a common Arabic imperative, literally meaning “Be kind” or “Be generous”. It is essentially an invitation for someone to take something or do something (the idea being that it is an act of kindness to accept the invitation). Learn how to use this word in various situations. Continue reading tfaDDal / تفضل

How to Say Hello in Lebanese Arabic

Lebanese society is quite diverse, and a variety of greetings are regularly used. Which greeting is offered in a given situation will be influenced by a number of social factors, including the age, gender, class, religion, and relationship of those offering and receiving the greeting, as well as by the time of day, and the location and setting of the interaction. Continue reading How to Say Hello in Lebanese Arabic