Author: Yumn

A Sad Story

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Life can be full of surprises… and sad. Yumn tells us about one man’s interesting life story.  مرة كنت نازله أعمل احصاءات للجامعة عن أراء ومستوى تعليم منطقة بطرابلس. فتلت بكتير مطارح و سمعت قصص  أد ما بدكن بس في قصة صعب تروح من بالي. فتت ع محل فيه واحد ختيار اسمو أبو خليل  وعمرو بل تمنينات تقريباً. كان عم يخيط بنطلونات رجالي.  أول ما فتت لعندو نبسط كتير كأن بيعرفني من زمان. بلشت اسألو كم سؤال بس بدل ما يجاوب قاللي قعدي وسمعي قستي. شكلو...

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Escape in Lebanon

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Yumn escapes from city life for a few days. Where does she go? How does she feel?  خلصت الجامعة وضغط الإمتحانات والشوب ورمضان. ما كان في حل للرياحة النفسية والجسدية إلا الطلعة عالجبل. جهزت غراضي ويلا عالجبل. من أول ما وصلت كان في نسمه هادية ناعمه. قلت بقلبي، لح كيف. المنظر يلي بهالضيعة كان يدعو للتأمل والرواء كأن حياة تانية عالآخر. وأحلى شي لما يمرقو الأحصنه وكل أنواع الحيوانات متل الأفلام، بغض النظر عن الخواريف واده ريحتن بتقرف. وبالليل بكون عالبرندا لأن منظر النجوم خيالي. يعني...

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Lanterns over Lebanon

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine (Lebanese) Colloquial Arabic. Yumn tells us about a special tradition in her hometown and how it lights up the sky.  حتى نعيد لازم ننزل بليلة العيد عالمعرد كرمال نطير منطاد بالسما. هيدا المنطاد بكون سبب لنسجل طفل فقير بالمدرسة. يعني كل المصاري يلي بنجمعو بهيدا الافنت بيرجع ريعن لنسجل أطفال بالمدارس. يعني هيدي الايفنت هي تنين بواحد لأن عم ننزل ونجتمع وننبسط ونحس بجو العيد. فؤ كل هالشي عم نساعد المحتاجين. كل سنه بينزل أكتر من 1000 شخص جايين من كل لبنان ومن برى لنّوّر سما طرابلس. الشعور...

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