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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular Sports 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: كرة القدم
Gina: football - soccer
Hala: (slow) كرة القدم (regular) كرة القدم
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كرة القدم
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Many people in Egypt go to coffee shops to watch big football matches on television with their friends.-
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) كُلُّ المِصرِيّين تَقريباً مُشَجِّعي كُرَةِ قَدَم.
Gina: Almost all Egyptians are football fans.
Hala: (slow) كُلُّ المِصرِيّين تَقريباً مُشَجِّعي كُرَةِ قَدَم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كُرَةُ السَلَّة
Gina: Basketball
Hala: (slow) كُرَةُ السَلَّة (regular) كُرَةُ السَلَّة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كُرَةُ السَلَّة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Basketball is getting more and more popular in Egypt as time goes by. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) كُرَةُ السَلَّة لَيْسَت مَعروفَة كَكُرَةِ القَدَمِ في مِصر.
Gina: Basketball isn't as common as football in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) كُرَةُ السَلَّة لَيْسَت مَعروفَة كَكُرَةِ القَدَمِ في مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كُرَةُ اليَد
Gina: Handball
Hala: (slow) كُرَةُ اليَد (regular) كُرَةُ اليَد
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كُرَةُ اليَد
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egypt is known in the Middle East for having a very strong national handball team. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أَفضَل مَكان لِتَعَلُّمِ كُرَةِ اليَد في مِصر هُوَ نادي الطَيَران الرِيْاضي في هِليْوبوليس.
Gina: The best place to learn handball in Egypt is "The Aviation Sports Club" in Heliopolis.
Hala: (slow) أَفضَل مَكان لِتَعَلُّمِ كُرَةِ اليَد في مِصر هُوَ نادي الطَيَران الرِيْاضي في هِليْوبوليس.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كاراتيه
Gina: Karate
Hala: (slow) كاراتيه (regular) كاراتيه
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كاراتيه
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Karate is the most popular martial art in Egypt. Many parents like to enroll their kids in Karate classes when they are young.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكاراتيه فَن قِتالي يَاباني.
Gina: Karate is a Japanese martial art.
Hala: (slow) الكاراتيه فَن قِتالي يَاباني.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: كُرَةُ المَضرِب
Gina: Tennis
Hala: (slow) كُرَةُ المَضرِب (regular) كُرَةُ المَضرِب
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كُرَةُ المَضرِب
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Although tennis isn't very popular in Egypt compared to other ball games, all sports clubs in Egypt have tennis courts. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) كُرَةُ المَضرِبِ تَحتاج إلى قُوَّة جَسَدِيَّة عالِيَة.
Gina: Tennis requires a lot of stamina.
Hala: (slow) كُرَةُ المَضرِبِ تَحتاج إلى قُوَّة جَسَدِيَّة عالِيَة.
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: كرة القدم
[pause]Gina: football - soccer
Hala: كُرَةُ السَلَّة
[pause]Gina: Basketball
Hala: كُرَةُ اليَد
[pause]Gina: Handball
Hala: كاراتيه
[pause]Gina: Karate
Hala: كُرَةُ المَضرِب
[pause]Gina: Tennis

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular Sports in 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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