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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular tourist attractions 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: سيناء‎
Gina: Sinai Peninsula
Hala: (slow) سيناء‎ (regular) سيناء‎
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: سيناء‎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Sinai is a triangular peninsula in Egypt that’s known for its biblical history and also for its Red Sea coral reefs. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) سَيْناء مَزار سِيْاحي مَشهور خاصَّة في الشِتاء.
Gina: Sinai is a very popular tourist spot especially in winter.
Hala: (slow) سَيْناء مَزار سِيْاحي مَشهور خاصَّة في الشِتاء.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: الجيزة‎
Gina: Giza
Hala: (slow) الجيزة‎ (regular) الجيزة‎
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: الجيزة‎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Giza is known for the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) تَحتَوِي الجيزَة عَلى أَوَّلِ حَديقَةِ حَيَوْان في إفريقيْا, حَديقَةِ حَيَوْان الجيزَة.
Gina: Giza is host to the first zoo on the entire African continent, the Giza Zoo.
Hala: (slow) تَحتَوِي الجيزَة عَلى أَوَّلِ حَديقَةِ حَيَوْان في إفريقيْا, حَديقَةِ حَيَوْان الجيزَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: أبو سمبل
Gina: Abu Simbel temples
Hala: (slow) أبو سمبل (regular) أبو سمبل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: أبو سمبل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Abu Simbel temples were relocated to higher ground for fear of being submerged after Lake Nasser was created in the 1960s. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مَعبَدَي أبو سِمبِل عِبارَة عَن صَخرَتان ضَخمَتان في أَبو سِمبِل بِالنوبَة جَنوبِ مِصر.
Gina: The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel in Nubia, southern Egypt.
Hala: (slow) مَعبَدَي أبو سِمبِل عِبارَة عَن صَخرَتان ضَخمَتان في أَبو سِمبِل بِالنوبَة جَنوبِ مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: سقارة
Gina: Saqqara
Hala: (slow) سقارة (regular) سقارة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: سقارة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) سَقّارَة تَقَع في جَنوبِ الجيزَة.
Gina: Saqqara is located south of Giza.
Hala: (slow) سَقّارَة تَقَع في جَنوبِ الجيزَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: نهر النيل
Gina: The Nile
Hala: (slow) نهر النيل (regular) نهر النيل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: نهر النيل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Nile River is the reason that Egypt is considered an agricultural country despite the fact that more than 90% of its surface area is occupied by the Sahara desert. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) نَهرُ النيل أَطوَل نَهرٍ في العالَم.
Gina: The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
Hala: (slow) نَهرُ النيل أَطوَل نَهرٍ في العالَم.
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: سيناء‎
[pause]Gina: Sinai Peninsula
Hala: الجيزة‎
[pause]Gina: Giza
Hala: أبو سمبل
[pause]Gina: Abu Simbel temples
Hala: سقارة
[pause]Gina: Saqqara
Hala: نهر النيل
[pause]Gina: The Nile

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular tourist attractions 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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Have you ever been to any of these Egyptian tourist attractions?