Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has launched the Digital Arabic Lexicon website to support and enhance Arabic content online and establish an integrated digital reference for Arabic speakers and non-speakers alike.
The launch covers the first phase of the project, with additional stages planned to be completed successively. The website presents the most common Arabic expressions according to digital Arabic blogs, with an innovative design including advanced features and illustrations that accompany each term, audio features to learn correct pronunciations and other options to clarify ideas and provide detailed explanations for non-Arabs. speakers.
The site categorizes words alphabetically and in simplified lists that allow users to browse words by how many letters they are made up of. This allows visitors to access a wider vocabulary and explore many contexts and meanings in Arabic and English.
“Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center continues its efforts to position Arabic as a leading cultural, creative and academic language, as well as to promote language proficiency among community members – speakers natives and non-natives,” said His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of ALC. “We are always exploring ways to use advanced technologies to our advantage and harness them to promote the Arabic language, which is incredibly rich in expressive vocabulary. The Arabic digital lexicon will be a tremendous asset for language learners and a veritable treasure trove of knowledge and culture that highlights the great value that our Arabic language adds to the world.
The website includes a “Word of the Day” feature that allows visitors to explore the wide range of Arabic vocabulary. It offers users a free membership that comes with a lot of great features like saving “favorites” search options to quickly return to at any time. The Digital Arabic Lexicon website can be accessed at https://dictionary.alc.ae/.
About Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, established following a directive from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, under the Ministry of Culture and of Abu Dhabi Tourism, works to support Arabic language development and modernization through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote language proficiency Arabic and cultural understanding, and supporting Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, arts, content creation and organization of book fairs. The Center strives to achieve its core vision through dedicated programs, human expertise and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious technical, cultural and academic institutions.
About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture, tourism and creative sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve global ambitions widest in Abu Dhabi. By working in partnership with the organizations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, to propose innovative solutions and to use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the people, heritage and landscape of the emirate. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.