Author: Yomna

A Trip to the Zoo

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Yomna tells us about a recent trip to the zoo with her sons and a lonely lion that makes her think.  اهلاً بيكم. يوم السبت اللى فات ابنى الكبير حمزه جه صحانى من النوم، و قالى: ماما ودينى جنينة الحيوانات. انا وديته قبل كده مرتين، و من ساعتها و هو متعلق بالمكان. و دايماً يطلب منى اوديه. اكتر حاجه بتعجبه هناك لما الحراس بيسمحوله انه يوكل الحيوانات بايده. بالنسبه لابنى الصغير سلمان، كانت اول مره يروح و هو مدرك. فا بالتالى الموضوع كان بالنسبه له...

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Getting Around in Cairo: Buses

Getting around Cairo can sometimes be tricky. Yomna tells us about taking buses in the bustling metropolis. Listen and learn some useful Egyptian Arabic words. In Cairo, you can find all colors of buses going around… Buses  الأتوبيسات il2otobisaat are the most common mean of transportation  وسيلة مواصلات wasiilit muwaSlaat in Cairo; it’s available متاحه mutiiHa, cheep رخيصة raxiiSa, and it goes everywhere بتروح كل حته bitruuH kulle Hitta. Say, you finished your visit to the pyramids الأهرامات il2ahramaat, and you wanna go downtown وسط البلد wisT ilbalad. You’ll stand by a bus stop محطة اتوبيس  muHaTTit otobiis and...

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Climate Change in Egypt

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. What happens when it rains in Cairo? Yomna tells us about the changing weather patterns in Egypt. اهلاً بيكم. الدنيا مطرت امبارح. طول الليل سامعينها بتمطر. صحينا الصبح، لاقينا الشوارع غرقانه. اخدت وقت طويل جداً الصبح عشان آخد قرار ان احنا ننزل شغلنا و انزل الولاد المدرسه. للاسف اصبح نزول المطر عندنا بيسبب ازمه و حالة فوضى عامه فى الشوارع. و ممكن كمان لا قدر الله تحصل حوادث عربيات احنا مكناش كده. لكن واضح انه مع تغير حالة الطقس عامة على مستوى العالم، فا حصل...

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Sudanese Weddings

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Yomna goes to a lot of Sudanese weddings. Why? What does she like about them?  اهلاً بيكم. الاعياد فى مصر دايماً مواسم للافراح. انا فى عيد الاضحى اللى فات كنت معزومه على تلات افراح. انا بحب الافراح جداً. بس بييجيلى صداع من التفكير: هلبس ايه و انا رايحه الفرح؟ و معنديش وقت ان انا اقعد ادور على اللبس المناسب. بصراحه فيه فرحين من اللى كنت هحضرهم مريحينى كانوا جداً لانهم افراح سودانيه. الفرح السودانى بيبقى مسموحلى ان انا البس فيه الزى التقليدى للمراه السودانيه و...

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Buying Fruit and Vegetables in Egypt

Yomna tells us about where to buy fruit and vegetables in Egypt, while teaching us some useful words and phrases in Egyptian Arabic. Hi! Whether you are a famous chef or an everyday cook like most of us, you will need a daily supply of veg and fruits خضار و فاكهه xuDaar wi fakha. In Egypt like many other countries, you can get your fresh طازه Taaza or frozen مجمده migammida veg from several places. Choosing the right one depends on what basis do you need your veg: daily يومى yawmi, weekly  اسبوعى isbuu3i, or monthlyشهرى shahri. If you...

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