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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Geographical features 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: جبل موسى
Gina: Mount Sinai
Hala: (slow) جبل موسى (regular) جبل موسى
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: جبل موسى
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. It is the most accepted identification of the Biblical Mount Sinai. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يُعرَفُ جَبَل موسى أَيْضاً بِجَبَلِ حُرَيْب.
Gina: Mount Sinai is also known as "Mount Horeb".
Hala: (slow) يُعرَفُ جَبَل موسى أَيْضاً بِجَبَلِ حُرَيْب.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: الصحراء الكبرى
Gina: Sahara Desert
Hala: (slow) الصحراء الكبرى (regular) الصحراء الكبرى
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الصحراء الكبرى
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is the world's largest hot desert and third largest desert, after those in Antarctica and the Arctic. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مِن السَهلِ أَن تَضِلَّ طَريقَك في الصَحراء الكُبرى.
Gina: It's very easy to get lost in the Sahara Desert.
Hala: (slow) مِن السَهلِ أَن تَضِلَّ طَريقَك في الصَحراء الكُبرى.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: دلتا النيل
Gina: Nile Delta
Hala: (slow) دلتا النيل (regular) دلتا النيل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: دلتا النيل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a delta formed in Northern Egypt or Lower Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مُعظَم قاطِني دِلتا النيل لَيْسوا مِصرِيّون مِئَة بِالمِئَة.
Gina: Many of the people living in the Nile Delta aren't one-hundred percent Egyptian.
Hala: (slow) مُعظَم قاطِني دِلتا النيل لَيْسوا مِصرِيّون مِئَة بِالمِئَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: واحة سيوة
Gina: Siwa Oasis
Hala: (slow) واحة سيوة (regular) واحة سيوة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: واحة سيوة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is an oasis in Egypt, located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert. It's also the name of a popular brand of bottled water. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) ماء وْاحَة سيوَة لَه طَعم مُختَلِف عَن ماءِ باقي الوْاحات.
Gina: Siwa Oasis water tastes different from other oases’.
Hala: (slow) ماء وْاحَة سيوَة لَه طَعم مُختَلِف عَن ماءِ باقي الوْاحات.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: البحر الأحمر
Gina: Red Sea
Hala: (slow) البحر الأحمر (regular) البحر الأحمر
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: البحر الأحمر
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. It's known for its amazing coral reefs. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) البَحر الأحمَر مِنطَقَةُ جَذبٍ مَعروفَة لِلسُيّاحِ الأوروبّيين .
Gina: The Red Sea is a famous European tourist spot.
Hala: (slow) البَحر الأحمَر مِنطَقَةُ جَذبٍ مَعروفَة لِلسُيّاحِ الأوروبّيين .
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: جبل موسى
[pause]Gina: Mount Sinai
Hala: الصحراء الكبرى
[pause]Gina: Sahara Desert
Hala: دلتا النيل
[pause]Gina: Nile Delta
Hala: واحة سيوة
[pause]Gina: Siwa Oasis
Hala: البحر الأحمر
[pause]Gina: Red Sea

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five well-known Geographical features 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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