Category: Egyptian Arabic Diaries

Hamza in Hurghada

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Hamza (age 7) tells us about a recent family trip to Hurghada (on the Red Sea coast of Egypt). Hamza is the son of Yomna, a regular contributor to the blog and Lingualism publications.  رحت الغردقه. كنت فرحان خالص. بس كنت لازق في مكنه. معرفش ليه كنت لازق. كانت بتضحك. كل يوم في البحر في البحر. بفضل اعوم اعوم مع صاحبي محمود. كنا بنلعب مع بعض كل يوم. ماشي؟ وبعد كده، كنا بنسبح. وكان فيه لعبة شطرنج كبيره. كان فيه اجنبيين. انا صاحبت واحد اجنبي...

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Origami in Cairo

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Yomna and her sons broaden their cultural horizons. ازيكو؟ المره دى خدت الولاد و رحنا اليابان. يعنى مش اليابان اوى بس قريب منها! و انا صغيره دايما كان بابايا يحكيلى على الشعوب و الحضارات و الفنون المختلفه. وده خلانى عندى دايما شغف ان انا اتعرف ع الحاجات دى. و لما ولادى ابتدوا يكبروا شويه، حبيت ان انا اشارك معاهم الشغف ده. قررنا نبتدى بالثقافه اليابانيه. خدنا بعض و رحنا قضينا يوم فى سفارة اليابان فى القاهره. اول حاجه دخلنا نجرب اللبس اليابانى. حمزه لبس و...

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Play Big

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Mohamed tells us about the contest he entered at work. Do you think he’ll win?  انا بشتغل فى اتصالات و دى شركه من اكبر شركات الاتصالات فى العالم. اتصالات دايما بيفكروا فى افكار جديده يجذبوا بيها العملا بتوعهم، و كمان بيفكروا دايما فى الموظفين بتوعهم ازاى يحفزوهم و يخلوهم عندهم حب للعمل و افكار جديده تجيب عملا جدد و دخل للشركه. اتصالات كانت الراعى الرسمى للنادى الاهلى، و ده للى ميعرفوش اكبر نادى فى مصر و عنده اكبر جمهور. و الشراكه دى استمرت من اول...

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A Nice Day Out

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Alie and his friends have some plans for the upcoming vacation. What are they?  النهارده كان اخر يوم فى الامتحانات. طبعا كنت فرحان جدا انى هخلص امتحانات و اخد الاجازه، و اقدر اعمل كل اللى انا عاوزه فى الاجازه، خصوصا ان الترم كان صعب جدا. كان مليان امتحانات و واجبات كتيره كان الواحد بيخلصها بصعوبه. بعد لما خلصت الامتحان، اتصورت مع اصحابى صور للذكرى. و لعبنا بلاى ستيشن مع بعض. و بعد كده قعدنا نتفق هنعمل ايه النهارده. اتفقنا اننا نخرج ناكل مع بعض و...

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Street Workout

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Mostafa tells us about the new exercise trend in Egypt: Street Workout. No pain, no gain!  قررت اعمل حاجه مختلفه المره دى. انا بحب امارس الرياضه فا سمعت عن لعبه جديده اسمها Street Workout. بدأت امارس اللعبه و بدأت تشدنى و بدأت فعلا احبها. و كانت حاجه جميله جدا انى الاقى ناس فى مصر بتلعب اللعبه برضه. و كان هدفهم انهم ينشروا اللعبه فا نظموا يوم الناس تتقابل فيه و تتمرن مع بعض. و كان اليوم يوم الجمعه وكنت لسه مخلص ثانويه عامه و كنت...

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