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Lesson 11a: I study Arabic


Starting in lesson 11, the use of transliteration will be slowly phased out. You will notice that the dialogues in this and all subsequent lessons are written exclusively in Arabic script.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to talk about where you are going and why. You will also be able to describe some of the things you are doing to learn Arabic.

Lesson 11, Part A: Lesson 11, Part B:
  • Verbs Overview
Lesson 11, Part C:
  • The Present Tense
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to understand and use sentences similar to:

I'm studying Arabic
adrus al-lugha al-3arabia
أدرس اللّغة العربية

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
تَذهَب
tadhhab
you (m) go
إلى
ilaa
to
جامِعة
jaami3a
university
تَفعَل
taf3al
you (m) do
أدرُس
adrus
I study
ّصَف
Saff
class
الساعة العَاشَرَة
a-ssaa3a al-3aashara
ten o'clock
صَعب
Sa3b
difficult
تَتَكَلّم
tatakallam
you (m) speak

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Dialogue Vocab


Listen to this dialogue:
: Mariam
مرحباً يا يوسف! الى أين تذهب؟
: Yuusef
.أذهب الى الجامعة
: Mariam
ماذا تفعل في الجامعة؟
: Yuusef
.أدرس اللغة العربية
.عندي صف في الساعة العاشرة
: Mariam
وكيف الصف؟
: Yuusef
!ممتاز
.أحب الصف, ولكن اللغة العربية صعبة
: Mariam
!ولكن انت تتكلم جيداً
Translation:
Mariam: Hello, Yuusef! Where are you going?
Yusef: I am going to the university.
Mariam: What do you do at the university?
Yusef: I study Arabic. I have a class at 10 o'clock.
Mariam: How is your class?
Yusef: Fantastic! I love the class, but Arabic is difficult.
Mariam: But you speak Arabic well!