Author: Khalaf

Habiba’s Birthday

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Khalaf is a proud uncle. What does he have to say about the youngest member of his family? السلام عليكم، يا صحابى! عاملين ايه؟ يارب تكونوا كويسين. النهارده عايز احكيلكم عن يوم جميل عشته مع اصغر عضوه معانا فى البيت. احنا عيله تقدر تقول علينا عددها مش كبير انا و اخويا و اختى و والدى و والدتى. اخويا اجوز من سنتين. و خلف حد لذيذ و عسول و هى بنته حبيبه. النهارده عيد ميلاد حبيبه. و دى مناسبه مينفعش انى افوتها او اعديها كده بالساهل...

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A Little History and Ice Cream in Alexandria

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Khalaf tells us about the Citadel of Qaitbay in his hometown, Alexandria. انا من محافظة اسكندريه، او زى ما بيسموها عاصمة مصر التانيه و عروسة البحر المتوسط. و كمان اسكندريه متسميه على اسم الاسكندر الاكبر، و طبعا كلنا عارفينه و سمعنا عنه. بحب اتمشى فى البلد. بحس انى مثلا فى ايطاليا. يمكن ده عشان الرومان عاشوا فتره كبيره فيها، فا بتحس ريحتهم لسه موجوده فيها. النهارده زرت مكان تحفه بجد و هو قلعة قايتبباي. قلعة قايبتباى من اهم اثارات اسكندريه القديمه اوى و موجوده كمان...

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