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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 23! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five popular chain stores 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: قويدر
Gina: Qweidar, a sweet shop
Hala: (slow) قويدر (regular) قويدر
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: قويدر
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: This is a Middle Eastern sweets and ice cream shop that has many branches in Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أَيس كريم قوْيدَر لَذيذ جِدّاً.
Gina: Qwidar's ice cream is very delicious.
Hala: (slow) أَيس كريم قوْيدَر لَذيذ جِدّاً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كُشَري التَحرير
Gina: Koshari Al-Tahrir, a restaurant chain
Hala: (slow) كُشَري التَحرير (regular) كُشَري التَحرير
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كُشَري التَحرير
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Koshari Al-Tahrir is the most popular Koshari restaurant in Egypt. It's well known for its spicy koshari. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) تَمَّ اِفتِتاح فَرع جَديد لِكُشَري التَحرير في مَدينَة نَصر.
Gina: Koshari Al-Tahrir opened a new branch last year in the Nasr City area.
Hala: (slow) تَمَّ اِفتِتاح فَرع جَديد لِكُشَري التَحرير في مَدينَة نَصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: بيتزا هَت
Gina: Pizza Hut, a pizza chain
Hala: (slow) بيتزا هَت (regular) بيتزا هَت
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بيتزا هَت
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Pizza Hut is the most popular Pizza restaurant in Egypt. It has more than 50 branches all over the country, including one located right in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) بيتزا هَت لَها طَعم مُمَيَّز جِدّاً, لِذَلِكَ فَهِيَ الأشهَر في مِصر.
Gina: Pizza Hut's pizza has a very unique taste, and that's why it's very popular in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) بيتزا هَت لَها طَعم مُمَيَّز جِدّاً, لِذَلِكَ فَهِيَ الأشهَر في مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: ساب واي
Gina: Subway, a sandwich chain
Hala: (slow) ساب واي (regular) ساب واي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: ساب واي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The first Subway branch opened in City Stars mall. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أَشهَر فَرع ساب وْاي يَقُع في سيتي ستارز مول.
Gina: Subway's most popular branch is in City Stars Mall.
Hala: (slow) أَشهَر فَرع ساب وْاي يَقُع في سيتي ستارز مول.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: دومينوز بيتزا
Gina: Domino's Pizza, a pizza chain
Hala: (slow) دومينوز بيتزا (regular) دومينوز بيتزا
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: دومينوز بيتزا
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: There are many Domino's Pizza branches in Egypt, although the chain isn't as popular as Pizza Hut. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مُعظَم فُروع دومينوز بيتزا في مِصر تيك أوْاي فَقَط.
Gina: Most Domino's pizza branches in Egypt are for takeaway orders only.
Hala: (slow) مُعظَم فُروع دومينوز بيتزا في مِصر تيك أوْاي فَقَط.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Hala will give you the Arabic – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Hala: قويدر
[pause]Gina: Qweidar, a sweet shop
Hala: كُشَري التَحرير
[pause]Gina: Koshari Al-Tahrir, a restaurant chain
Hala: بيتزا هَت
[pause]Gina: Pizza Hut, a pizza chain
Hala: ساب واي
[pause]Gina: Subway, a sandwich chain
Hala: دومينوز بيتزا
[pause]Gina: Domino's Pizza, a pizza chain

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five popular chain stores 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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What chain stores in the Arab world will you go when you arrive there?