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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 7! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Vegetables 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: ملوخية
Gina: mallow leaves
Hala: (slow) ملوخية (regular) ملوخية
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: ملوخية
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Mallow leaves are a leafy, green, summer vegetable that’s distinctively Egyptian. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) شُربَة المُلوخِيَّة مَشهورَة جِدّاً في الشَرقِ الأَوْسَط.
Gina: Mallow leaf soup is very popular in the Middle East.
Hala: (slow) شُربَة المُلوخِيَّة مَشهورَة جِدّاً في الشَرقِ الأَوْسَط.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: خيار
Gina: cucumber
Hala: (slow) خيار (regular) خيار
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: خيار
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Cucumbers are used for salads in the Middle East. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الخِيْار أَكبَر الآن عَمّا كانَ عَلَيْهِ في السابِق.
Gina: Cucumbers are much bigger now than they were in the past.
Hala: (slow) الخِيْار أَكبَر الآن عَمّا كانَ عَلَيْهِ في السابِق.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كوسة
Gina: zucchini
Hala: (slow) كوسة (regular) كوسة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كوسة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The main use of zucchini in the Middle East is for Stuffed vegetables, but they are also used in making Tajines. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكوسَة دائِماً ما تُستَخدَمُ في صُنعِ المَحشي في مِصر.
Gina: Zucchini is commonly used for making stuffed vegetables in Egypt.
Hala: (slow) الكوسَة دائِماً ما تُستَخدَمُ في صُنعِ المَحشي في مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: باذنجان
Gina: eggplant
Hala: (slow) باذنجان (regular) باذنجان
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: باذنجان
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Eggplants are used for stuffed vegetables, which is a very popular dish in the Middle East. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكَثيرُ مِن المِصرِيّون يأكُلون الباذِنجان المَقلي عَلى الفُطور.
Gina: Many Egyptians eat fried eggplants for breakfast.
Hala: (slow) الكَثيرُ مِن المِصرِيّون يأكُلون الباذِنجان المَقلي عَلى الفُطور.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: بامية
Gina: okra
Hala: (slow) بامية (regular) بامية
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بامية
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: In Egypt, Okra is used in making Okra Tajine, which contains Okra, tomato sauce, and meat. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الباميَة تَكونُ أَشهَى عِندَما تَضَعَ عَلَيْها لَيْمون كَثير.
Gina: Okra tastes better if you add lots of lemon to it.
Hala: (slow) الباميَة تَكونُ أَشهَى عِندَما تَضَعَ عَلَيْها لَيْمون كَثير.
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: ملوخية
[pause]Gina: mallow-leaves
Hala: خيار
[pause]Gina: cucumber
Hala: كوسة
[pause]Gina: zucchini
Hala: باذنجان
[pause]Gina: eggplant
Hala: بامية
[pause]Gina: okra

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Vegetables 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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Many people don’t like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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Saturday at 07:24 PM
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Hi Daniel,


Hmmm. Both zucchini and eggplants can be used to make stuffed vegetables( a bit difficult to make, to be honest. Just learned how to make them from my mum a year ago).

Okra and eggplants can be used to make tagine (which is actually really easy to make, just look up some tagine recipes online :D).

The only recipe made using mallow leaves is mallow leaves soup (molokheyya). That one is really easy to make especially if you have frozen mallow leaves (which can be found in all supermarkets in the Arab world, and probably in big supermarkets that sell international food ingredients outside the Arab world).

Cucumbers are only used to make salad in the Arab world.


I hope this helps! Good luck finding the ingredients and cooking :D!


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Daniel
Thursday at 04:31 PM
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Anyone that can recommend some good recipes to go with these ingredients?


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