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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular recreational Activities 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: فروسية
Gina: horseback riding
Hala: (slow) فروسية (regular) فروسية
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فروسية
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: There is a special sports club for horse riding in Egypt called the "Horseback riding club". It has the largest horse riding community in Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الفُروسِيَّة رِيْاضَة مُعتادَة لِلمِصرِيّين ذَوُو المُستَوَيْات العالِيَة.
Gina: Horseback riding is common among people of the higher classes in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الفُروسِيَّة رِيْاضَة مُعتادَة لِلمِصرِيّين ذَوُو المُستَوَيْات العالِيَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: ساندبوردينج
Gina: Sandboarding
Hala: (slow) ساندبوردينج (regular) ساندبوردينج
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: ساندبوردينج
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: People usually go sandboarding in winter because the desert is extremely hot in the summer. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الساندبوردينج أَحَد أَجدَد الرِيْاضات في مِصر.
Gina: Sandboarding is one of the newest sports in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الساندبوردينج أَحَد أَجدَد الرِيْاضات في مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: فلوكة
Gina: Felucca
Hala: (slow) فلوكة (regular) فلوكة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فلوكة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: A felucca is an Egyptian traditional wooden sailing boat. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكثير من السياح يستمتعون ركوب فلوكه على نهر النيل.
Gina: Many tourists enjoy riding the Felucca on the Nile River.
Hala: (slow) الكثير من السياح يستمتعون ركوب فلوكه على نهر النيل.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: مَقهى
Gina: Coffee shop
Hala: (slow) مَقهى (regular) مَقهى
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مَقهى
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Unemployed people in Egypt usually hang out in coffee shops to pass the time. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) المَقاهي في مِصر دائِماً ما تَكونُ مُزدَحِمَة عِندَما تَكونُ هُناكَ مُباراة كُرَة قَدَم.
Gina: Coffee shops are always crowded in Egypt when there's a football match on.
Hala: (slow) المَقاهي في مِصر دائِماً ما تَكونُ مُزدَحِمَة عِندَما تَكونُ هُناكَ مُباراة كُرَة قَدَم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: نادي
Gina: Sports club
Hala: (slow) نادي (regular) نادي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: نادي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The most popular sports clubs in Egypt are the Al-Ahly club, and the Al-Shams club. The Al-Ahly club is well known for its strong football team.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) لِكَيْ تَنضَمَّ إلى فَريق رِيْاضي في نادٍ ما, عَلَيْكَ أَن تَحصُلَ عَلى عُضوِيَّة نادي.
Gina: In order to be a member of a sports team in a sports club, you need to get a club membership.
Hala: (slow) لِكَيْ تَنضَمَّ إلى فَريق رِيْاضي في نادٍ ما, عَلَيْكَ أَن تَحصُلَ عَلى عُضوِيَّة نادي.
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: فروسية
[pause]Gina: horseback riding
Hala: ساندبوردينج
[pause]Gina: Sandboarding
Hala: فلوكة
[pause]Gina: Felucca
Hala: مَقهى
[pause]Gina: Coffee shop
Hala: نادي
[pause]Gina: Sports club

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular recreational Activities 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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What is the most exciting activity in the Arab world for you? Will you do it when you arrive in one of Arabic speaking country?