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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 18! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People and Homes. These are five common places to live 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: مبنى سكني
Gina: Apartment building
Hala: (slow) مبنى سكني (regular) مبنى سكني
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مبنى سكني
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Most Egyptians live in apartment buildings. Some of them are so close to each other that people can't even open their windows. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) المَباني السَكَنِيَّة في مِصر عادَةً ما تَتَكَوَّنُ مِن عَشرَةِ طَوْابِق.
Gina: Apartment buildings in Egypt usually consist of 10 floors.
Hala: (slow) المَباني السَكَنِيَّة في مِصر عادَةً ما تَتَكَوَّنُ مِن عَشرَةِ طَوْابِق.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: شاليه
Gina: Chalet
Hala: (slow) شاليه (regular) شاليه
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: شاليه
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Wealthy people in Egypt own chalets on the north coast. Others rent chalets when they go on their summer vacation. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) كَلِمَةُ "شاليه" لَيْسَت عَرَبِيَّةُ الأَصل.
Gina: The word "Chalet" isn't of Arabic origins.
Hala: (slow) كَلِمَةُ "شاليه" لَيْسَت عَرَبِيَّةُ الأَصل.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: مدينة
Gina: City
Hala: (slow) مدينة (regular) مدينة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مدينة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: More than 50% of the population in Egypt lives in the 3 major cities: Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مُدُنُ مِصر كابوس أَثناء فَترَةُ الذُروَة.
Gina: Cities in Egypt are a nightmare during the rush hour.
Hala: (slow) مُدُنُ مِصر كابوس أَثناء فَترَةُ الذُروَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: قرية
Gina: Village
Hala: (slow) قرية (regular) قرية
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: قرية
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Many people move from their villages to the big cities in the Arab world to look for jobs. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مُعَدَّلات التَعليم في قُرى مِصر في اِرتِفاع مُنذُ حُدوثِ الثَوْرَة المِصرِيَّة.
Gina: Literacy levels have been rising in the villages of Egypt ever since the revolution took place.
Hala: (slow) مُعَدَّلات التَعليم في قُرى مِصر في اِرتِفاع مُنذُ حُدوثِ الثَوْرَة المِصرِيَّة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: فيلا
Gina: Villa
Hala: (slow) فيلا (regular) فيلا
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فيلا
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Villas are luxurious private residences in Egypt that can be rented for vacations.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) لا يَملُكُ الفِلَل في مِصر إلّا الأغنِيْاء.
Gina: Only rich people in Egypt own villas.
Hala: (slow) لا يَملُكُ الفِلَل في مِصر إلّا الأغنِيْاء.
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: مبنى سكنى
[pause]Gina: Apartment building
Hala: شاليه
[pause]Gina: Chalet
Hala: مدينة
[pause]Gina: City
Hala: قرية
[pause]Gina: Village
Hala: فيلا
[pause]Gina: Villa

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five common places to live 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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Where would you like to stay when you arrive in Egypt?

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Hi Yassin,


ana Nora! tasharrafna!


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i am yassin