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Lesson 14a: I don't know

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to talk about things you have not done in the past and present, and things you don't plan to do in the future.

Lesson 14, Part A: Lesson 14, Part B:
  • Negation
  • Negative Present
  • Negative Past Tense
  • Negative Future
Key Sentence: At the end of this lesson you'll be able to understand and use sentences similar to:

I don't know.
laa 'a3rif
لا أعرف

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
اِمتِحان
imtiHaan
test
لَيسَ
laysa
not (nominal sentence negation)
فِعل
أفعال

fi3l / af3aal
verb
حَق
Haq
right, truth


يَحفَظ
حَفِظَ
yaHfaZ / HafiZa
to memorize
ما
maa
not (past tense negation)
يَحضُر
حَضَرَ
yaHDur / HaDara
to attend
لَن
lan
will not (future tense negation)
يَنجَح
نَجَحَ (+في‪(‬
yanjaH / najaHa (+fii)
to succeed (in/on)
مَعاً
ma3aan
together


يَعرِف
عَرَفَ
ya3rif / 3arafa
to know


يَفتَح
فَتَحَ

yaftaH / fataHa
to open
أبَداً
abadaan
never

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Dialogue Vocab

Listen to this dialogue:
: Mariam
هل انت مستعدّ للامتحان اليوم؟
: Ahmad
.لا, ليس هناك امتحان اليوم
: Mariam
.تعم! عندنا امتحان عن الافعال العربية

: Ahmad
!اه! عندك الحق
: Mariam
هل حفظتَ الافعال؟
: Ahmad
.لا, ما حفظتُ الافعال

: Mariam
هل حضرتَ الصف؟
: Ahmad
.لا, ما حضرتُ الصف!لن أنجح في الامتحان

: Mariam
ليس هناك مشكلة. سندرس معاً. اين كتابكَ؟
: Ahmad
!لا أعرف. لم أفتحه ابداً

Translation:
Mariam: Are you ready for the test today?
Ahmad: There isn't a test today.
Mariam: Yes! We have a test on Arabic verbs.
Ahmad: Oh! You are right!
Mariam: Did you memorize the verbs?
Ahmad: No, I didn't memorize the verbs.
Mariam: Did you attend class?
Ahmad: No, I didn't attend class. I won't pass the test!
Mariam: It's no problem! We will study together! Where is your book?
Ahmad: I don't know. I never opened it!