by LAURA CATHEY
What are you reading in Arabic?
The news? Classic literature? “100% قطن” (cotton) on the inside of your jeans?
“Real” Arabic texts can seem at opposite ends of the spectrum—either requiring full fluency (and a BA or PhD in linguistics) or being pointlessly simple.
What about the middle?
Plenty of your online reading for your hobbies besides studying Arabic(remember those?) takes place on blogs. You may have thought Arabic blogs are too hard for a learner, but not all blogs are equally forbidding. Some of them contain keys that allow you to access meaning—from helpful hints all the way to full translations in English.
Reading Arabic blogs is a chance to learn about topics you love from perspectives you won’t often hear in English.
Not to mention, you’ll be honing lots of key language skills while reading blogs, too!
The Best Reasons to Read Arabic Blogs