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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 22! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five shops or services 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: مول تُجاري
Gina: Shopping mall
Hala: (slow) مول تُجاري (regular) مول تُجاري
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مول تُجاري
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Shopping malls get very crowded in summer because the weather outside is extremely hot and many people are looking for a way to keep cool during their summer vacation. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) التَسَكُّع في المولات التُجارِيَّة وَسيلَة تَرفيهِيَّة مُعتادَة في مِصر.
Gina: Going to shopping malls is one of the most common means of entertainment in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) التَسَكُّع في المولات التُجارِيَّة وَسيلَة تَرفيهِيَّة مُعتادَة في مِصر.
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: Coffee shops in Egypt are very popular, so they are never empty.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) المَقاهي في مِصر دائِماً ما تَكونُ مُزدَحِمَة عِندَما تَكونُ هُناكَ مُباراةِ كُرَةِ 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 مُباراةِ كُرَةِ قَدَم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: مَحَل كُتُب
Gina: Bookstore
Hala: (slow) مَحَل كُتُب (regular) مَحَل كُتُب
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مَحَل كُتُب
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: It’s very common for young people to meet at book stores.-
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) تَمَّ اِفتِتاح الكَثير مِن مَحِلّات الكُتُب في القاهِرَة في السَنَوَاتِ الأَخيرَة.
Gina: Many new book stores opened in Cairo in the last couple of years.
Hala: (slow) تَمَّ اِفتِتاح الكَثير مِن مَحِلّات الكُتُب في القاهِرَة في السَنَوَاتِ الأَخيرَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: مَحَل عَصائِر
Gina: Fresh juice shop
Hala: (slow) مَحَل عَصائِر (regular) مَحَل عَصائِر
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: مَحَل عَصائِر
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Fresh juice shops are very popular in Egypt, especially in summer because of the hot weather. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مَحَلّات العَصير في مِصر رَخيصَة جِدّاً.
Gina: Fresh juice shops in Egypt are very cheap.
Hala: (slow) مَحَلّات العَصير في مِصر رَخيصَة جِدّاً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: سينِما
Gina: Cinema
Hala: (slow) سينِما (regular) سينِما
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: سينِما
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Almost all Hollywood movies are subtitled and screened in Egyptian cinemas right after they are released in the US. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أَكبَر سِينِما في مِصر هُما ستارز سينِما و سينِما مول العَرَب.
Gina: The biggest cinemas in Egypt are Stars Cinema and Mall of Arabia Cinema.
Hala: (slow) أَكبَر سِينِما في مِصر هُما ستارز سينِما و سينِما مول العَرَب.
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: مول تُجاري
[pause]Gina: Shopping mall
Hala: مَقهى
[pause]Gina: Coffee shop
Hala: مَحَل كُتُب
[pause]Gina: Bookstore
Hala: مَحَل عَصائِر
[pause]Gina: Fresh juice shop
Hala: سينِما
[pause]Gina: Cinema

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular shops or services 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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If you were out for shopping in the Arab world, what kind of items would you buy?