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Lesson 3a: They are students

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to use adjectives with nouns, distinguish between human and inanimate nouns, and will be able to identify some common plural forms. You will also be able to talk about your occupation.

Lesson 3, Part A: Lesson 3, Part B:
  • Indefinite Nouns
  • Indefinite Nouns + Adjectives
  • Human Plurals
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able understand and use sentences similar to:

They are students
hum tullaab
هُم طُلّاب

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


طالِب
Taalib (sing.)

طُلّاب
Tullaab (pl.)
Student


أُستاذ
ustaadh (sing.)

أُساتِذة
usaatidha (pl.)
Teacher


مُمَرِّض
mumarriD (sing.)

مُمَرِّضون
mumarriDuun (pl.)
Nurse
شُكْراً
shukran
Thank you.
عَفواً
3afwan
Excuse me, Your welcome
هَل
hal
Indicates a yes/no question

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Dialogue Vocab

Listen to this dialogue:
: Sue
عفواً, هَل أنتَ أستَاذ؟
3afwan, hal anta ustaadh?
: Jamal
.لا, أنا طالِب. هِيَ أستَاذة
laa, anaa Taalib. hiya ustaadha.
: Sue
شُكراً... عَفواً, هَل أنتِ أستاذة؟
shukran... 3afwan, hal anti ustaadha?
: Mariam
.نَعم, أنا أستاذة
هَل أنتِ طالِبة جَديدة؟
na3m, anaa ustaadha. hal anti Taaliba jadiida?
: Sue
.لا, أنا مُمَرِّضة
.أنا اِسمي سو سميث
laa, anaa mumarriDa. Anaa ismii Sue Smith.
: Mariam
.تَشَرَّفنا
.أنا اِسمي مَريم البَطَل
هَل هُم مُمَرِّضون؟
tasharrafna. Anaa ismii Mariam AlbaTal. hal hum mumarriDuun?
: Sue
.لا, هُم طُلّاب
laa, hum Tullaab.
Translation:
Sue: Excuse me, are you a teacher?
Jamal: No, I'm a student. She's a teacher.
Sue: Thank you... Excuse me, are you a teacher?
Mariam: Yes, are you a new student?
Sue: No, I'm a nurse. My name is Sue Smith.
Mariam: My name is Mariam Albatal. Nice to meet you. Are they nurses?
Sue: No, they are students.