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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five common Plants 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: اللوتس
Gina: Nymphaea (Egyptian Lotus)
Hala: (slow) اللوتس (regular) اللوتس
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: اللوتس
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Egyptian lotus symbolizes the Egyptian separation of deities and is associated with Egyptian beliefs about death and the afterlife. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يَنمو اللّوتَس حَوْلَ نَهرِ النيل.
Gina: The lotus grows around the Nile river.
Hala: (slow) يَنمو اللّوتَس حَوْلَ نَهرِ النيل.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: البردي
Gina: papyrus
Hala: (slow) البردي (regular) البردي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: البردي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Papyrus is a kind of reed which grows in marshy areas along the banks of the Nile River. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) البَردي هُوَ أَوَّلُ نَموذَج لِلوَرَق المَصنوع مِن القَصَب في نَهرِ النيل.
Gina: Papyrus is the world’s earliest example of paper made from reeds from the river Nile.
Hala: (slow) البَردي هُوَ أَوَّلُ نَموذَج لِلوَرَق المَصنوع مِن القَصَب في نَهرِ النيل.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: القُطن
Gina: cotton
Hala: (slow) القُطن (regular) القُطن
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: القُطن
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egyptian cotton is well known for its high quality and is sold all over the world. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) عادَةً ما تَكونُ القُمصان المَصنوعَة مِن القُطن المِصري أَغلى مِن غَيْرِها.
Gina: Egyptian cotton shirts are usually more expensive than others.
Hala: (slow) عادَةً ما تَكونُ القُمصان المَصنوعَة مِن القُطن المِصري أَغلى مِن غَيْرِها.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: الأَرُز
Gina: rice
Hala: (slow) الأَرُز (regular) الأَرُز
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الأَرُز
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egyptians usually add oil or butter when they cook rice, which is why it tastes so good. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الأرُز المِصري يُشبِهُ الأَرُز اليَاباني كَثيراً.
Gina: Egyptian rice is very similar to Japanese rice.
Hala: (slow) الأرُز المِصري يُشبِهُ الأَرُز اليَاباني كَثيراً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala:
قَصَب السُكَّر
Gina: sugarcane
Hala: (slow)
قَصَب السُكَّر
(regular)
قَصَب السُكَّر
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala:
قَصَب السُكَّر
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egypt has good irrigation facilities, which have made the country one of the highest yielding sugarcane cultivation areas.-
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) عادَةً ما يَكونُ سِعر عَصير القَصَب جُنَيْهاً وَاحِداً.
Gina: Sugarcane juice usually costs 1 Egyptian pound.
Hala: (slow) عادَةً ما يَكونُ سِعر عَصير القَصَب جُنَيْهاً وَاحِداً.
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: اللوتس
[pause]Gina: Nymphaea (Egyptian Lotus)
Hala: البردي
[pause]Gina: papyrus
Hala: القُطن
[pause]Gina: cotton
Hala: الأَرُز
[pause]Gina: rice
Hala:
قَصَب السُكَّر
[pause]Gina: sugarcane

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five common plants 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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