#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Five: Moroccan Zaalouk

This week, I decided to try out zaalouk from an Arabic recipe. My husband and I are trying to eat more vegetarian dishes for health and environmental reasons and the femme de ménage in the volunteer flat where I stayed when I volunteered with Moroccan Children’s Trust in 2016 made a delicious zaalouk for us […]

Vocab Vendredi: Arabic Proverbs COMPETITION!!

Hello again and welcome to another Vocab Vendredi. Last week, we looked at some of my favourite Arabic proverbs about camels in The Son of a Duck is a Floater and what they mean in English. This week, I’ve got a little competition for you…

Spotlight on Arabic: Dialect vs Modern Standard Arabic

So I just wanted to take a quick moment this week to talk about a translation issue that has been puzzling me for over a week and for which the penny finally dropped yesterday, leaving me feeling pretty foolish! It seemed like an insurmountable problem, but when I worked it out, I realised it was […]