Iraq is a country of extremely rich multiculturalism and history — and unsurprisingly, the language that is primarily spoken there today is just as delightfully rich linguistically. Within the borders of Iraq was once Mesopotamia, one of the greatest ancient civilizations known to humankind and home to various cultures for centuries. Iraqi Arabic still treasures and preserves these great cultures in its spoken form. The language has many borrowed words and linguistic influences from Akkadian, Persian, Kurdish, Turkish, and most notably, Aramaic, the once lingua franca of Mesopotamia.
No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Iraqi Arabic language structure.
Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Iraqi Arabic culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Iraqi Arabic culture and make a positive impression.
Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.
Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.
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