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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Hala: And I’m Hala!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Arabic Vocabulary, Lesson 10! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five Animals in the Arab world. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ArabicPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Hala, what’s our first word?
Hala: عقرب
Gina: Scorpion
Hala: (slow) عقرب (regular) عقرب
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: عقرب
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Scorpions are common in Egypt. The venom of most scorpions in Egypt is painful, but not deadly. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) عادَةً تَعيشُ العَقارِبُ في الصَحراء, لِذَلِك فَإنَّهُ مِن النادِرِ أَن تَرى عَقرَب في القاهِرَة مَثَلاً.
Gina: Scorpions mostly live in the desert, so it's not common to see a scorpion in Cairo, for example.
Hala: (slow) عادَةً تَعيشُ العَقارِبُ في الصَحراء, لِذَلِك فَإنَّهُ مِن النادِرِ أَن تَرى عَقرَب في القاهِرَة مَثَلاً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: جمل
Gina: Camel
Hala: (slow) جمل (regular) جمل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: جمل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The camel has been the choice method of transportation throughout North Africa and the Arab Gulf for thousands of years because of their ability to store water, which enables them to walk for days without getting thirsty. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يُمكِنُ لِلسُيّاحِ أَن يَركَبوا الجِمال حَوْلَ أَهرامات الجيزَة.
Gina: Tourists can ride camels around the Pyramids in Giza.
Hala: (slow) يُمكِنُ لِلسُيّاحِ أَن يَركَبوا الجِمال حَوْلَ أَهرامات الجيزَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: ثعلب أفغاني
Gina: blandford's fox
Hala: (slow) ثعلب أفغاني (regular) ثعلب أفغاني
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: ثعلب أفغاني
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Blandford's foxes are usually only seen in the desert in Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الثَعلَب الأَفغاني حَيَوْان جَميل جِدّاً.
Gina: Blandford's foxes are very beautiful animals.
Hala: (slow) الثَعلَب الأَفغاني حَيَوْان جَميل جِدّاً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: قط الرمال
Gina: sand cat
Hala: (slow) قط الرمال (regular) قط الرمال
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: قط الرمال
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Sand cats are found all over the Middle East, but mostly in the desert areas. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) لا يُمكِنُكَ رُؤيَةُ قِطِّ الرِمالِ في مِصر إلا في الصَحراء.
Gina: Sand cats can only be seen in the desert in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) لا يُمكِنُكَ رُؤيَةُ قِطِّ الرِمالِ في مِصر إلا في الصَحراء.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: حمامة
Gina: pigeon
Hala: (slow) حمامة (regular) حمامة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: حمامة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Stuffed pigeons are a delicacy in Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يُرَبّى الحَمام في جَميعِ أَنحاءِ مِصر.
Gina: Pigeons are raised throughout Egypt.
Hala: (slow) يُرَبّى الحَمام في جَميعِ أَنحاءِ مِصر.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Hala will give you the Arabic – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Hala: عقرب
[pause]Gina: Scorpion
Hala: جمل
[pause]Gina: Camel
Hala: ثعلب أفغاني
[pause]Gina: blandford's fox
Hala: قط الرمال
[pause]Gina: sand cat
Hala: حمامة
[pause]Gina: pigeon

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Animals in the Arab world! We have more vocab lists available at ArabicPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Hala: Bye.

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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in Arabic?