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Munia: مساء الخير Munia here. Newbie Series Lesson 7 - “I’m hungry. I’m thirsty.” Hello and welcome to the newbie series at ArabicPod101.com, where we study modern Arabic in a fun, educational format.
Shama: So brush up on the Arabic that you started learning long ago or start learning today.
Munia: And join us for this lesson of ArabicPod101.com.
Shama: Thanks for being here with us for this lesson.
Munia: Last time, we learned how to ask someone “What do you do here?”
Shama: ماذا تفعلين هنا؟
Munia: أنا أعمل هنا. و أنت؟
Shama: أنا أدرس العربيّة
Munia: Very good. What about today?
Shama: We’re going to learn how to express some emotions and say “I’m hungry. I’m tired. I’m sleepy.” We’ll learn how to form phrases with “let’s” followed by a verb.
Munia: The conversation is between two hungry and thirsty friends.
Shama: They will be speaking informal Arabic.
Munia: Be sure to use the line by line audio in the Learning Center. The conversations are broken down into comprehensible, bite-sized sentences you can listen to at your own convenience.
Shama: Simply click on the flash button and listen to recordings of native Arabic again and again until every word and syllable becomes clear. The perfect complement to the voice recording tool.
Shama: Let’s listen to today’s conversation.
Munia: أنا عطشانة
Shama: و أنا جائعة
Munia: لنبحث عن مقهى
Shama: One time, slowly.
Munia: أَنَا عَطْشَانَة
Shama: وَ أَنَا جَائِعَة
Munia: لِنَبْحَثْ عَنْ مَقْهَى
Shama: Now with the translation.
Munia: أنا عطشانة I’m thirsty.
Shama: و أنا جائعة And I’m hungry.
Munia: لنبحث عن مقهى Let’s look for a coffee shop.
Munia: I have a little craving myself.
Shama: And what do you like to eat when you get hungry?
Munia: Moroccan pancakes with butter and honey or as we refer to them locally بغرير.
Shama: Those are delicious. They’re like thin French crepes with tons of holes in them to absorb the honey.
Munia: Yes, one of the delights of traveling to a country in the Middle East or in North Africa is to taste the mouthwatering specialties.
Shama: Middle Eastern food is well-known for its richness in spices and taste. Let’s talk about some popular dishes.
Munia: فلافل Fried balls made from spiced chick peas, served in Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan.
Shama: كفتة Balls of ground meat cooked in tomato sauce, onions and spices, found in North Africa and some countries in the Middle East.
Munia: كباب Barbequed meat dishes, usually lamb or beef, served pretty much everywhere now.
Shama: And perhaps one of the most well-known dishes is cous cous, granules of wheat, steamed and served with a vegetable stew and meat. It’s usually presented in a mountain-like shape and served in a huge pot made of clay. Cous cous is typically found in Morocco and Tunisia.
Munia: Oh, Shama, لنبحث عن مقهى.
Shama: Yes, let’s look for a coffee shop as soon as we’re done.

Lesson focus

Munia: Let’s have a closer look at the adjectives used in this lesson. As you know by now, we need to look at their masculine forms and see how they’re used when said by a man.
Shama: The first word we’ll look at is عطشانة.
Munia: “Thirsty”. It comes from عطش, which means “thirst”.
Shama: The equivalent of عطشانة in the masculine form is عطشان.
Munia: “I’m thirsty”, as said by a man. We learned in the previous lesson how to make nouns relevant to jobs and professions in the feminine form by adding the sound أَ at the end. Same rule applies to adjectives.
Shama: عطشانة ـ عطشان
Munia: Now, let’s apply this rule to the next adjective we have in the dialogue. جائعة
Shama: “Hungry” in the feminine form.
Munia: In the masculine form it’s جائع.
Shama: “I am hungry”, as spoken by a man.
Munia: Now let’s do some practice, shall we? “He is hungry."
Shama: هو جائع
Munia: She is hungry.
Shama: هي جائعة
Munia: Since we’ve just learned how to make the masculine and feminine forms of an adjective, let’s cover some more words to help you express how you’re feeling.
Shama: “I’m tired.” أنا متعبة
Munia: متعبة means “tired” in the feminine form. Its equivalent in the masculine form is متعب.
Shama: For example, هو متعب, “He is tired”. Now let’s look at the word “sleepy”.
Munia: نعسان. Add أَ to it at the end and you’ve got نعسانة , in the feminine form.
Shama: هو نعسان. “He is sleepy.”
Munia: هي نعسانة
Shama: “She is sleepy.” And what if I am happy?
Munia: You have to be patient until the next lesson. We’ll continue with emotions and cover some new words including this one, so stay tuned. For now, let’s go back to our dialogue and examine in close detail the phrase لنبحث عن مقهى.
Shama: “Let’s look for a coffee shop.”
Munia: لنبحث means “let’s look for”.
Shama: نبحث means “we look for”. Originally from the verb بحث, which is “to look for”. ل added to نبحث
لنبحث means “let’s look for”.
Munia: Let’s try to say “Let’s go.” “To go” is ذهب. “We go” is نذهب. “Let’s go” is لنذهب.
Shama: Alright, let’s practice.
Munia: أنا عطشانة. I’m thirsty.
Shama: لنبحث عن مقهى Let’s look for a coffee shop.
Munia: أنا جائعة I’m hungry.
Shama: لنبحث عن مطعم Let’s look for a restaurant.
Munia: أنا متعبة I’m tired.
Shama: لنبحث عن مقعد Let’s look for a bench.
Munia: Just before we finish, we can try to say “Let’s practice” in Arabic. “To practice” is مارس. “We practice” is نمارس. “Let’s practice” is لنمارس.
Shama: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. أنا عطشانة
Munia: “I’m thirsty”, in the feminine form.
Shama: أَنَا عَطْشَانَة
Munia: أنا عطشان
Shama: “I’m thirsty”, in the masculine form. أَنَا عَطْشَانْ
Munia: أنا جائعة
Munia: “I’m hungry”, as spoken by a woman.
Shama: أَنَا جَائِعَة
Munia: أنا جائع
Shama: “I’m hungry”, masculine form.
Munia: أَنَا جَائِعْ
Shama: أنا متعبة
Munia: “I’m tired”, as spoken by a woman.
Shama: أَنَا مُتْعَبَة
Munia: أنا متعب
Shama: “I’m tired”, as spoken by a man.
Munia: أَنَا مُتْعَبْ
Shama: أنا نعسانة
Munia: “I’m sleepy”, feminine form.
Shama: أَنَا نَعْسَانَة
Munia: أنا نعسان
Shama: “I’m sleepy”, in the masculine form.
Munia: أَنَا نَعْسَانْ
Shama: مقهى
Munia: “Coffee shop”.
Shama: مَقْهَى
Munia: مطعم
Shama: “Restaurant”.
Munia: مَطْعَمْ
Shama: مقعد
Munia: “Bench”.
Shama: مَقْعَدْ
Munia: لنبحث عن مقهى
Shama: “Let’s look for a coffee shop.” لِنَبْحَثْ عَنْ مَقْهَى
Munia: لنبحث عن مقعد
Shama: “Let’s look for a bench.” ِلنَبْحَثْ عَنْ مَقْعَدْ
Munia: لنذهب
Shama: “Let’s go”.
Munia: لِنَذْهَبْ
Munia: “Let’s practice.”
Shama: لِنُمَارِسْ
Munia: Grammar simple sentences. أنا عطشان
Shama: “I’m thirsty.”
Munia: أنا جائعة
Shama: “I am hungry.”
Munia: That just about does it for today.


Munia: Mastering Arabic one step at a time with lesson specific quizzes. To accomplish this goal, we have set up several specific quizzes with each targeting a specific skill. Together, these quizzes will help you master several fundamental skills which will provide you with the basis to master Arabic. إلى اللّقاء

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