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Hi everyone. I am Peryhan and this is Arabic Top Words. Today, we are going to do 10 Phrases for Surviving Back to School.
Let’s get started.
1.
شنطة ضهر
(šanṭeẗ ḍahr) "backpack"
The first word we have is, (šanṭeẗ ḍahr) "backpack"
For example,
إمبارح إشتريت شنطة ضهر.
(ʾembāreḥ ʾeštarīt šanṭet ḍahr.)
"Yesterday I bought a backpack."
2.
زميل
(zemīl) "classmate"
For example,
ندى هتروح مع زمايلها.
(nadā hatrūḥ maʿ zamāyelhā.)
"Nada will go back home with her classmates."
3.
واجب
(wāgeb) "homework"
For example,
اعمل الواجب.
(eʿmel el-wāgeb.)
"Do your homework."
4.
امتحان
(emtaḥān) "exam"
For example,
عندي بكرة امتحان.
(ʿandī bukrah emteḥān.)
"I have an exam tomorrow."
5.
أجازة الصيف
(ʾagāzet el-ṣeīf) "summer break"
For example,
اجازة الصيف امتى؟
(agāzeẗ el-ṣeīf emtā?)
"When is the summer break?"
6.
مدرسة
(madrasah) "school"
For example,
"مدرستي جنب البيت.
(madrastī ganb el-beīt.)
"My school is beside my house."
7.
يذاكر
(yezaker) "to study"
For example,
"هذاكر رياضة انهاردة.
(hazāker reyāḍah ennahārdah.)
"I will study math today."
This is how I study Maths.
8.
احنا في نفس الفصل!
(eḥnā fī nafs el-faṣl!) "We're in the same class!"
Yes, sir.
9.
إيه المواد اللي بتاخدها؟
(ʾeīh el-mawād ellī betāḫudhā?) "What classes are you taking?"
10.
إتخصصت في إيه؟
(ʾetḫaṣṣaṣt fī ʾeīh?) "What is your major?"
And in Egypt, we usually have two answers. It’s either
علمي
(ʿelmī), or
أدبي
(ʾadabī).
علمي
(ʿelmī) means science, like a science major where you study chemistry, maths and biology; or
أدبي
(ʾadabī) arts, where you study geography, history, economy... and I am missing something. Ah, philosophy.
Thank you so much for listening. Don’t forget to tell us what’s your favorite subject in school. I will see you all later. Bye-bye!
Nobody said it was easy.

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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Hi Peter J,


Wow. Good luck!


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Hi R Ali,


We have many series in Modern Standard Arabic! You don't have to do the Egyptian Arabic series if you don't like them :)!

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R Ali
Saturday at 05:19 PM
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I really don't like Egyptian pronunciation. For example, Stand Arabic will WAJIB and this woman pronounces WAGIB.

Also there's no harakat on the Arabic text.

R Ali
Saturday at 05:17 PM
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I want fusha Arabic not Egyptian. I'm disappointed after paying for it. Also, the lady speaks and pronounces so fast that it's hard catch what she's saying

Peter J
Saturday at 08:54 PM
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I am a teacher. The phrases I would like are: Come inside quietly. Sit down. Open your books. Show me your homework. Be quiet!? I would love to use some of these on my arabic speaking refugee kids.