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Lesson 9a: There is a cafe in this neighborhood

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to talk about some of the things that are located in your neighborhood.

Lesson 9, Part A: Lesson 9, Part B:
  • Nominal Sentences
  • Fronted Predicate
  • Hunaaka
  • Wrap-up
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able understand and use sentences similar to:

There is a cafe in this neighborhood
hunaaka maqha fii haadha al-Hayya
هُناكَ مَقهى في هذا الحَيّ


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
شارِع
شَوارِع

shaari3, shawaari3
street
مَسجِد
مَساجِد

masjid, masaajid
mosque
بَنك
بُنوك

bank, bunuuk
bank
مَكتَب
مَكاتِب

maktab, makaatib
office
فقط
faqat
just, only
مَتجَر
مَتاجِر

matjar, mataajir
store
كثير
kathiir
many, a lot of
مِنطَقة
مَناطِق

minTaqa, ManaaTiq
place, area
صَحيح
saHiiH
right, correct
مَقهى
maqhaa
cafe
قَريب
qariib
close, near
فِكرة
أفكار

fikra, afkaar
idea

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Vocab Quiz


Listen to this dialogue:
: Mariam
.هذا شارع معرض
haadhaa shaari3 m3ariD.
: Yuusef
هذا الشارع جميل. ما هذا؟
haadhaa a-shshaari3 jamiil. maa haadhaa?
: Mariam
.هذه البناية مدرسة, و تلك البناية مسجد
haadhahi al-binaaya madrasa, wa tilka al binaaya masjid.
: Yuusef
هل هذا بنك؟
hal haadhaa bank?
: Mariam
.لا, هذه مكاتب فقط
laa, haadhahi' makaatib faqaT.
: Yuusef
.وأيضاً في متاجر كثيرة في هذه المنطقة
wa ayDan fii mataajir kathiira fi haadhahi al-minTaqa.
: Mariam
صحيح! يلا, هل انت جوعان؟
.هناك مقهى قريب من هنا
SaHiiH! yallaa, hal anta jaw3aan? Hunaaka maqha qariib min hunaa
: Yuusef
!فِكرة جيدة
fikra jaida!
Translation:
Mariam: This is Maarad Street.
Yusef: This street is beautiful. What's this?
Mariam: This is a school, and that's a mosque.
Yusef: Is this a bank?
Mariam: No, those are just offices.
Yusef: And there are also a lot of stores around here.
Mariam: That's true. So, are you hungry? There's a cafe nearby.
Yusef: Great idea!