Author: Ammar

My Birthday in Berlin

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Ammar tells us about his birthday trip to Berlin. الأسبوع الماضي كان عيد ميلادي. و منشان هيك قررت انا و رفيقتي نروح ع برلين. منو سياحة كونو الصيف رح يخلص. ومنو منحتفل بعيد ميلادي هنيك. بالرغم اني انا مو كتير بحب شغلات أعياد الميلاد. طبعا زرنا هنيك كل الأمكان السياحية يلي كتير معروفة. متل قبة برلين يلي هي قبة كتدرائية برلين. كمان رحنا على عمود النصر يلي عليه تمثال فكتوريا. و اكيد بوابة برلين. و النصب التذكاري للقتلى اليهود بأوربا. اكتر شي عجبني هو النصب التذكاري...

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Anne Frank and the Syrian Crisis

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic.  انا بشتغل مع منظمة أسمها “سفراء اللاجئين”. و هي بالعادة بتبعت لاجئين ع المدارس الهولندية ليحكو قصتون. كمان المنظمة بتعمل رحلات للاجئين لأماكن ثقافية مهمة بهولندا. ومن ضمن الرحلات كان في دعوة لبيت انا فرانك. هلق انا بصراحة قاري أنا فرانك و شايف فلم او تنين عن قصتها. بس بصراحة كان الموضوع كتير غير لما رحت لهونيك. البيت من حيث المبدأ كان كتير عادي. كان فاضي. و هي الجولة بأتجاه واحد. فأنت بتفوت من مكان، و بتتفرج ع البيت و بتطلع من مكان تاني. بس مو...

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Culture and Accepting Invitations

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Ammar is a Syrian living in the Netherlands. Listen as he tells us about a cultural misunderstanding and what he learned from it.  مرحبا، أنا اسمي عمار. أنا بعيش بأمستردام بهولندا. و في وحدة رفيقتي هولندية بحكي معها منشان اتمرن ع اللغة الهولندية. و من فترة قالتلي إذا بدك منروح ع المتحف. انا كتير عجبتني الفكرة و قلت ليش لا؟ منروح! رحنا و الله ع المتحف. المتحف ما كان في شي كتير قديم لانو هو متحف للفن المعاصر. على أي حال، كان في كتير شغلات ممتعة...

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