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61. Speaking Palestinian Arabic & German

Released Monday, 21st June 2021
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Hello Language Lovers! Thank you for joining me for this episode of Speaking Tongues- the podcast in conversation with multilinguals. Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Ikhlas, a teacher and journalist who has come to join me to discuss her native Arabic dialect and the German language.
In this episode, we’re talking about learning languages in Palestine and hearing different languages throughout multi lingual Jerusalem. We talk about Arabic words spoken throughout the Levantine dialect and how vowel usage in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine can change the same word throughout this region. Ikhlas tells us about Palestinian dialects from the big city to the countryside and she shares the unusual way she came to learning the Polish language in school in Jerusalem. And finally we talk about life in Germany, the German language and how she found herself one day becoming a teacher of Arabic in Germany.
We also talk about Palestinian culture and the unfortunate reality that so many Palestinians face of racism and violence in their country toward the middle of this episode, and while we don’t go into graphic detail, I do want to give a trigger warning for this conversation.  Big thank you to Ikhlas for this thoughtful, thought-provoking, funny and emotional conversation and for sharing your journey with us. If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the Speaking Tongues Podcast on Apple Podcasts or like and subscribe on YouTube so that other language lovers like ourselves can find the show! And, If you’ve been a long time listener of the show or a recent listener, you can now support the show on Buy Me a Coffee dot com. Links to all platforms are in the show notes! 
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