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Lesson 4a: The coffee is hot

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson you'll be able to talk about definite objects like "The book" or "The teacher". You'll also learn about the Sun and Moon letters which will help you pronounce the definite article correctly.

Lesson 4, Part A: Lesson 4, Part B:
  • The definite article
  • What makes a noun definite?
  • Adjectives and ال
Lesson 4, Part C:
  • Sun and Moon Letters
  • Expressing Likes with أحِب
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to understand and use sentences similar to:

The coffee is hot
al-qahwa saakhina
القَهوَة ساخِنة

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
ماذا
maadhaa
What?
يُريد
yuriid
to want
حار
Haarr
hot (weather)
جِدّاً
jiddan
very
مَشروب
mashruub
a drink
ساخِن
saakhin
hot (food, drink, etc.)


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Vocab Quiz



Notice how the word for "hot" is different for the weather (حار) and when describing objects like food and drink (ساخِن).

Listen to this dialogue:

: Waiter
ماذا تُحِب أن تَشرَب؟
maadhaa tuHib an tashrab?
: Jamal
.الطَقس حار جِدّاً
.أُريد مَشروب بارِد
.ماء مِن فَضلَك
A-TTaqs Haar jiddan. Uriid mashruub baarid. Maa' min faDlak.
: Waiter
وأنتِ, يا مدام؟
wa anti, yaa madaam?
: Sue
.أُريد مَشروب ساخِن
.قَهوَة مِن فَضلَك
uriid mashruub saakhin. qahwa min faDlak.
Translation:
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Jamal: The weather is very hot. I want a cold drink. Water, please.
Waiter: And you, madam?
Sue: I want a hot drink. Coffee, please.