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Lesson 2a: I am Lebanese


This lesson assumes you are already familiar with or are learning the Arabic script. If not, check out our free Arabic Alphabet Textbook.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to describe yourself and others with simple sentences.

Lesson 2, Part A: Lesson 2, Part B:
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Gender
Lesson 2, Part C:
  • Adjectives
  • Nisbah Adjectives
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to understand and use sentences similar to:

I am Lebanese
'anaa lubnaanii
أنا لُبناني

Dialogue
Instructions:
  1. Take the Dialogue Vocab Quiz until you pass.
  2. Study the dialogue (Arabic and Translation) until you understand it.
  3. Listen to the audio at least twice.
  4. Read the dialogue out loud at least twice.
Dialogue
ArabicEnglish

لُبناني
lubnaanii (masc.)

لُبنانية
lubnaaniyya (fem.)
Lebanese

أمريكي
amriikii (masc.)

أمريكيّة
amriikiyya (fem.)
American
نيويورك
nyuu yuurk

New York
جَميل
jamiil
beautiful
نَعم
na3m
yes
لا
laa
no
مِن
min
from

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Dialogue Vocab


Dialogue:
: Jamal
.تَشَرَّفنا اِسمي جَمال
.أنا لُبناني
tasharrafna ismii jamaal. anaa lubnaanii.
: Sue
.تَشَرَّفنا يا جَمال
.أنا سو
.أنا امريكيّة مِن نيويورك
tashsharrafna yaa jamaal. anaa suu. anaa amriikiiya min nyuu yuurk.
: Jamal
.نيويورك جَميلة
nyuu yuurk jamiila
: Sue
.نَعم
na3m.
Translation:
Jamal: Nice to meet you. My name is Jamal. I'm Lebanese.
Sue: Pleased to meet you Jamal. I'm Sue. I'm an American from New York.
Jamal: New York is beautiful.
Sue: Yes.