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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 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Cities in Egypt. 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: القاهرة
Gina: Cairo
Hala: (slow) القاهرة (regular) القاهرة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: القاهرة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and it has high levels of pollution and traffic. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) القاهِرَة أَكبَرُ مَدينَة في العالَم العَرَبي و إِفريقيْا.
Gina: Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world and Africa.
Hala: (slow) القاهِرَة أَكبَرُ مَدينَة في العالَم العَرَبي و إِفريقيْا.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: الغردقة‎
Gina: Hurghada
Hala: (slow) الغردقة‎ (regular) الغردقة‎
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الغردقة‎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Hurghada is a popular snorkeling and Scuba diving spot that’s located on the west coast of the Red Sea. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الغَردَقَة مَركَز سِيْاحي أَساسي و هِيَ أَكبَر مَدينَة مِصرِيَّة وْاقِعَة عَلى البَحر الأحمَر.
Gina: Hurghada is a main tourist center and second largest city in Egypt, and is located on the Red Sea coast.
Hala: (slow) الغَردَقَة مَركَز سِيْاحي أَساسي و هِيَ أَكبَر مَدينَة مِصرِيَّة وْاقِعَة عَلى البَحر الأحمَر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: أسوان‎
Gina: Aswan
Hala: (slow) أسوان‎ (regular) أسوان‎
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: أسوان‎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Aswan is a very popular tourist spot that’s located near the famous Abu Simbel Temple. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أَسوْان أَفضَلُ مَكانٍ لِلتَمَتُّعِ بِالنيل.
Gina: Aswan is the best place to enjoy the Nile.
Hala: (slow) أَسوْان أَفضَلُ مَكانٍ لِلتَمَتُّعِ بِالنيل.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: الْأُقْصُر
Gina: Luxor
Hala: (slow) الْأُقْصُر (regular) الْأُقْصُر
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الْأُقْصُر
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Luxor is known for the Luxor and Karnak temples, as well as the Valley of the Kings. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يُطلَقُ عَلى الأُقصُر أكبَر مَتحَف مَفتوح في العالَم.
Gina: Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open air museum.
Hala: (slow) يُطلَقُ عَلى الأُقصُر أكبَر مَتحَف مَفتوح في العالَم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: الإسكندرية‎
Gina: Alexandria
Hala: (slow) الإسكندرية‎ (regular) الإسكندرية‎
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الإسكندرية‎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the world. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الإسكَندَرِيَّة أَكبَر مَدينَة ساحِلِيَّة و ثاني أَكبَر مَدينَة في مِصر.
Gina: Alexandria is the largest seaport and second-largest city of Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الإسكَندَرِيَّة أَكبَر مَدينَة ساحِلِيَّة و ثاني أَكبَر مَدينَة في 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: القاهرة
[pause]Gina: Cairo
Hala: الغردقة‎
[pause]Gina: Hurghada
Hala: أسوان‎
[pause]Gina: Aswan
Hala: الْأُقْصُر
[pause]Gina: Luxor
Hala: الإسكندرية‎
[pause]Gina: Alexandria

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five well-known Cities in Egypt! 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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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Egypt, which one would it be?