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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular food souvenirs 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: حلاوة طحينية
Gina: Halawa
Hala: (slow) حلاوة طحينية (regular) حلاوة طحينية
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: حلاوة طحينية
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Halawa is a dense, sweet confection, served across the Middle East. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) عادَةً تُؤكَلُ الحَلاوَة عَلى وَجبَةِ الإفطار.
Gina: Halawa is usually eaten for breakfast.
Hala: (slow) عادَةً تُؤكَلُ الحَلاوَة عَلى وَجبَةِ الإفطار.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كركديه
Gina: Hibiscus tea
Hala: (slow) كركديه (regular) كركديه
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كركديه
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Hibiscus tea is made by boiling hibiscus and then adding sugar to sweeten it. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكَركَديه يُساعِدُ عَلى خَفضِ ضَغطِ الدَّم.
Gina: Hibiscus tea helps reduce blood pressure.
Hala: (slow) الكَركَديه يُساعِدُ عَلى خَفضِ ضَغطِ الدَّم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: معمول
Gina: Maamoul
Hala: (slow) معمول (regular) معمول
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: معمول
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Maamoul is a shortbread pastry filled with dates that is popular in gulf countries. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) المَعمول لَيْسَ مَعروفاً في مِصر مُقارَنَةً بِالخَليجِ العَرَبي.
Gina: Maamoul isn't as common in Egypt as it is in the Arab Gulf.
Hala: (slow) المَعمول لَيْسَ مَعروفاً في مِصر مُقارَنَةً بِالخَليجِ العَرَبي.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: بُهارات
Gina: Spices
Hala: (slow) بُهارات (regular) بُهارات
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بُهارات
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The most common Egyptian spices include cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) بُهارات الفَلافِل مُمكِن أن تَكونَ هَدِيَّة جَيِّدَة.
Gina: The falafel spice mix can be a good souvenir to offer.
Hala: (slow) بُهارات الفَلافِل مُمكِن أن تَكونَ هَدِيَّة جَيِّدَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: تَماثيل
Gina: Statues
Hala: (slow) تَماثيل (regular) تَماثيل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: تَماثيل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Pharaohs built a large number of statues, many of which can be seen in museums and temples. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) التَماثيل الفِرعونِيَّة الصَغيرَة جَيِّدَة كَهَدِيَّة.
Gina: Small Pharaonic statues are good for souvenirs.
Hala: (slow) التَماثيل الفِرعونِيَّة الصَغيرَة جَيِّدَة كَهَدِيَّة.
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: حلاوة طحينية
[pause]Gina: Halawa
Hala: كركديه
[pause]Gina: Hibiscus tea
Hala: معمول
[pause]Gina: Maamoul
Hala: بُهارات
[pause]Gina: Spices
Hala: تَماثيل
[pause]Gina: Statues

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular food souvenirs 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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Which of this lesson's souvenirs will you bring back to your country?