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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 3! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular Drinks 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: قَهوَة
Gina: Coffee
Hala: (slow) قَهوَة (regular) قَهوَة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: قَهوَة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Usually when Arabs say coffee, they mean either Turkish coffee or black coffee. To order a Latte, you have to say "Nescafe". -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) القَهوَة التُركِيَّة كانَت أشهَر نَوْع قَهوَة في مِصر في الماضي, لَكِن الشَباب الآن لا يُحِبُّونَها كَثيراً.
Gina: Turkish coffee used to be the most popular type of coffee in Egypt in the past, but many young people now don't like it.
Hala: (slow) القَهوَة التُركِيَّة كانَت أشهَر نَوْع قَهوَة في مِصر في الماضي, لَكِن الشَباب الآن لا يُحِبُّونَها كَثيراً.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: شاي
Gina: Tea
Hala: (slow) شاي (regular) شاي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: شاي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egyptians usually drink milk tea in the morning, and then mint tea after they've had lunch. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) المِصرِيّون يُحِبّون شُرب الشاي بَعد الغَداء.
Gina: Egyptians like to drink tea after having lunch.
Hala: (slow) المِصرِيّون يُحِبّون شُرب الشاي بَعد الغَداء.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: عصير
Gina: Fresh fruit juices
Hala: (slow) عصير (regular) عصير
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: عصير
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: There are many combinations made using fruit juices, such as mohz bi-laban, a blend of bananas and milk. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) العَصائِر الطازَجَة تُصنَعُ مِن فاكِهَةِ الموسِم.
Gina: Fresh fruit juices are made from fruit in season.
Hala: (slow) العَصائِر الطازَجَة تُصنَعُ مِن فاكِهَةِ الموسِم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كَركَديه
Gina: Hibiscus
Hala: (slow) كَركَديه (regular) كَركَديه
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كَركَديه
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Hibiscus is boiled, sweetened to taste, and served hot in winter and cold in summer. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكَركَدية يُساعِدُ عَلى خَفضِ ضَغطِ الدَم.
Gina: Hibiscus tea helps lower blood pressure.
Hala: (slow) الكَركَدية يُساعِدُ عَلى خَفضِ ضَغطِ الدَم.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: فيروز
Gina: Fayrouz
Hala: (slow) فيروز (regular) فيروز
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: فيروز
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Fayrouz is a non-alcoholic malt drink that is as popular as Pepsi in Egypt. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) فَيْروز يَأتي بِطُعومٍ كَثيرَة مِثل الأناناس و الخوخ و الكُمِّثرى و التُفّاح.
Gina: Faryouz comes in many different flavors such as Pineapple, Peach, Pear and Apple.
Hala: (slow) فَيْروز يَأتي بِطُعومٍ كَثيرَة مِثل الأناناس و الخوخ و الكُمِّثرى و التُفّاح.
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: قَهوَة
[pause]Gina: Coffee
Hala: شاي
[pause]Gina: Tea
Hala: عصير
[pause]Gina: Fresh fruit juices
Hala: كَركَديه
[pause]Gina: Hibiscus
Hala: فيروز
[pause]Gina: Fayrouz

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five drinks 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's the most popular drink in your country?

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Thursday at 07:20 PM
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Hi Jannah,


I guess not only Egyptians like قهوة really sweet! :mrgreen:


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Jannah
Thursday at 07:56 AM
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Here in the United States, coffee is likely the favored drink and lots of people like it really sweet.:razz:

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Hi Daniel,


Interesting! You'll be surprised at the amount of sugar Egyptians put in their drinks. Some people put more than 5 tablespoons of sugar in 1 cup of coffee!

How many tablespoons of sugar do people in Sweden usually put in their coffee?


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Daniel
Friday at 10:28 PM
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In sweden we like to "fika". We drink loads of coffee in all variations, from espresso to latte, and of course our "brygg" brewed coffee.