About me

I am Gerald Drißner (Drissner), an award-winning journalist and economist, who was born in 1977 and grew up in a mountain area in the Austrian Alps where modern skiing was invented.

Gerald Drissner
(c) Gerald Drißner

But that is not the story here.

I am an Arabic addict.

I have lived in the Middle East and North Africa for more than a decade, where I have intensively studied Arabic.

I write about fascinating and interesting stuff that is related to ArabicMy special guests are etymology, Egyptian Arabic, roots, and Islam. The blog is specifically intended for intermediate and advanced learners and for anyone who has studied al-Madinah or al-Kitaab.

The blog is free of charge – however, if you like the stuff and wanna buy me a coffee – I would appreciate it!

I am happy to receive ideas or commentsemail me!