Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

  Learning new languages might get quite difficult at times, but most of all, it can get really, really boring. It could be extremely confusing for many, especially with all the rules any language could have. Then came one man who has made it his mission to make English training fun, catchy and very easy […]

‘Psikyatrist’ Is Our New Favorite Word and Here’s 11 Reasons Why

‘Psikyatrist’ Is Our New Favorite Word and Here’s 11 Reasons Why

By: Dina Hashish and Kurt Galalah     Guys, give Feryal Youssef a damn break. So what if the Tunisian beauty mispronounced the word psychiatrist in the Soqoot 7orr mosalsal? Considering the fact that her mother language is Tunisian Arabic or French, and the word Psychiatre in French is pronounced P-sikyatr, and the P isn’t even […]

4 Times The ‘Not Courses’ Facebook Page Made Our Day

4 Times The ‘Not Courses’ Facebook Page Made Our Day

We all know Egyptians have an accent that won’t leave them the hell alone when speaking. If you haven’t been to one of the best schools in the country, lived a part of your life abroad or practiced non-stop at home, the accent will come out and eventually embarrass you. To end our accent tribulations, […]

Q&A: VerbalizeIt’s Ryan Frankel

Q&A: VerbalizeIt’s Ryan Frankel

The story of VerbalizeIt is one that any startup would want to learn from and replicate. It solves a common problem (language barriers) with innovative methods (live, crowdsourced translators), backed by a strong team (of dare we say, hustlers). VerbalizeIt was born from unfortunate travel experiences – CEO Ryan Frankel fell ill in China and […]

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

There were so many times in my life where I was asked what language I thought in. The first time it happened I was 16 and the question took me by surprise. Half the time I thought in Arabic because I’d be thinking of something my parents said or something I’d want to say to […]

I Got 99 Problems and Arabic Is Definitely One

I’m in the middle of a sentence and the pause comes. “Wait, how do you say that in Arabic?” I frantically think. Brain freeze. Shit, what’s the word? I can’t believe I can’t remember. Fork. How do you say fork in Arabic? Come on Ghufran, this is an easy one. Brain will not cooperate. “Momken […]

Viral Visual: R.I.P. English

A couple days ago, Tunis-based Kult Music Records posted a video on its Facebook page with a simple, two word caption: “R.I.P. English”. Little did we know that the video featured none other than the Middle East’s next big talent. Seriously, check 2:15 for proof of this girl’s skills. In fact, Ibtissam’s lyrics and vocals […]