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Lesson 12a: I drank coffee

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to talk about things you did in the past and ask questions to find out about others' past activities. You will also be able to identify a few more regular verbs.

Lesson 12, Part A: Lesson 12, Part B:
  • Past Tense
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to understand and use sentences similar to:

We drank coffee
sharibnaa al-qahwa
شربنا القهوة

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


يَعمَل
عَمِلَ

ya3mal / 3amala
to make / do


يَجلِس
جَلَسَ

yajlis/ jalasa
to sit


يَشرَب
شَرِبَ

yashrab / sharaba
to drink
بَعدَ ذَلِك
ba3da dhalik
after that, afterwards


يَلعَب
لَعَبَ

yal3ab / la3aba
to play
كُرَة القَدَم
qurat al-qadam
football


يَرجَع
رَجَعَ (+الى‪(‬

yarja3 / raja3a
to return (to)


يَسكُن
سَكَنَ (+في‪(‬

yaskun / sakana
to live (in)
مشياً
mashiian
walking, on foot

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Dialogue Vocab


Listen to this dialogue:
: Mariam
ماذا عملتَ اليوم؟
: Yuusef
.جلستُ في المقهى مع أحمد وشربنا القهوة
وأنتِ؟
: Mariam
.عملتُ واجبي و بَعدَ ذلك لعبتُ كرة القدم
وأين أحمد ألان؟
: Yuusef
.رَجَعَ الى بيته مع أخته و أخيه
.سكنوا في منطقة بعيد من هنا
: Mariam
هل رجعوا بالسيارة؟
: Yuusef
!لا, مشياً
Translation:
Mariam: What did you do yesterday?
Yuusef: I sat in a cafe with Ahmad and we drank coffee. And you?
Mariam: I did my homework and afterwards I played soccer. Where is Ahmad now?
Yuusef: He returned home with his sister and brother. They live far from here.
Mariam: Did they go back by car?
Yuusef: No, on foot!