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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 6! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular Fruits 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: موز
Gina: banana
Hala: (slow) موز (regular) موز
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: موز
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Bananas grow in winter in Egypt. They are used in making fruit salads and the very popular drink Moz bel laban or banana milkshake. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) مُعظَم الموز الَّذي يُؤكَلُ في مِصر مُنتَج مَحَلّي.
Gina: Most of the bananas eaten in Egypt are grown locally.
Hala: (slow) مُعظَم الموز الَّذي يُؤكَلُ في مِصر مُنتَج مَحَلّي.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: بَلَح
Gina: date
Hala: (slow) بَلَح (regular) بَلَح
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بَلَح
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and parts of South Asia for thousands of years. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) يَأكُلُ المُسلِمون البَلَح عَلى الإفطار في رَمَضان.
Gina: Muslims eat dates to break their fast during Ramadan.
Hala: (slow) يَأكُلُ المُسلِمون البَلَح عَلى الإفطار في رَمَضان.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: بُرتُقال
Gina: orange
Hala: (slow) بُرتُقال (regular) بُرتُقال
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بُرتُقال
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Oranges grow in summer in Egypt. There are many types of oranges in Egypt – sweet oranges, bitter oranges, mandarin oranges, etc. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) البُرتُقال مُفيد لِمَن يُحاوِلُ إِنقاصَ وَزنِة.
Gina: Oranges are great for those who want to lose weight.
Hala: (slow) البُرتُقال مُفيد لِمَن يُحاوِلُ إِنقاصَ وَزنِة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: تين شوكي
Gina: Indian fig (Tunas)
Hala: (slow) تين شوكي (regular) تين شوكي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: تين شوكي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Indian figs are large, sweet fruits that grow in dry areas. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) التين الشوكي لَذيذ, لَكِن حاذِر مِن أَشوْاكِه.
Gina: Indian figs are delicious, but be careful of their thorns.
Hala: (slow) التين الشوكي لَذيذ, لَكِن حاذِر مِن أَشوْاكِه.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: خوخ
Gina: peach
Hala: (slow) خوخ (regular) خوخ
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: خوخ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Egypt is well known for its sweet peaches. The sweetest peaches are red, and the yellow ones are not as sweet. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الخوخ الطَري دائِماً أَحلى.
Gina: Soft peaches are usually sweeter.
Hala: (slow) الخوخ الطَري دائِماً أَحلى.
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: موز
[pause]Gina: banana
Hala: بَلَح
[pause]Gina: date
Hala: بُرتُقال
[pause]Gina: orange
Hala: تين شوكي
[pause]Gina: Indian fig (Tunas)
Hala: خوخ
[pause]Gina: peach

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Fruits 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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Do you eat fruits daily?