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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular foods 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: كشري
Gina: Koshari
Hala: (slow) كشري (regular) كشري
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كشري
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Koshari is a mixture of rice, lentils, and macaroni that’s served in roadside stalls and restaurants all over Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) بَعض المِصرِيّون يَعتَبِرون الكُشَري الأَكلَة الشَعبِيَّة المِصرِيَّة.
Gina: Some Egyptians consider Koshari to be the national dish of Egypt.
Hala: (slow) بَعض المِصرِيّون يَعتَبِرون الكُشَري الأَكلَة الشَعبِيَّة المِصرِيَّة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: حمام
Gina: Pigeon
Hala: (slow) حمام (regular) حمام
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: حمام
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Hamaam is a national delicacy that consists of grilled pigeon stuffed with seasoned rice. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الحَمام يُرَبَّى في جَميع أنحاء مِصر.
Gina: Pigeons are raised throughout Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الحَمام يُرَبَّى في جَميع أنحاء مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: فراخ مشوي
Gina: Grilled chicken
Hala: (slow) فراخ مشوي (regular) فراخ مشوي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فراخ مشوي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Grilled chicken is a delicious, inexpensive meal that can be found anywhere in the Middle East. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الفِراخ المَشوِي يُباع في شَوَارِع مِصر.
Gina: Grilled chicken is sold as a street food in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الفِراخ المَشوِي يُباع في شَوَارِع مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: فلافل
Gina: Falafel
Hala: (slow) فلافل (regular) فلافل
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فلافل
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egyptian falafel is made of minced beans mixed with a mixture of spices. They are then deep fried and stuffed into sandwiches. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يُطلَق عَلى الفَلافِل في مِصر "طَعمِيَّة".
Gina: Falafel is known as ta'amiya in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) يُطلَق عَلى الفَلافِل في مِصر "طَعمِيَّة".
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: شاورما
Gina: Shawerma
Hala: (slow) شاورما (regular) شاورما
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: شاورما
[pause - 5 sec.]
GinHala: Shawerma ,also known as Kebab, is shredded beef or chicken, often stuffed into sandwiches or used to make the popular Middle Eastern dish Syrian Fatta.-
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الشاوِرما طَعام شارِع مَحبوب في الشَرق الأَوْسَط.
Gina: Shawerma is a very popular street food throughout the Middle East.
Hala: (slow) الشاوِرما طَعام شارِع مَحبوب في الشَرق الأَوْسَط.
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: كشري
[pause]Gina: Koshari
Hala: حمام
[pause]Gina: Pigeons
Hala: فراخ مشوي
[pause]Gina: Grilled chicken
Hala: فلافل
[pause]Gina: Falafel
Hala: شاورما
[pause]Gina: Shawerma

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Foods 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What else do you know about cuisine in the Arab world?

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Thursday at 03:02 AM
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Hi Fabienne,


It's in the lesson materials tab. Here it is:

3. firāḫ mašwī


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Fabienne
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Could we have the transliteration for grilled chicken please? Thanks :)