Category: Egyptian Arabic Diaries

A Small Adventure

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Yomna tells us about the early morning adventure she and her sons had just across the street, at one of the most iconic places on Earth. يوم الاتنين اللى فات كان شم النسيم. و رغم انه يوم اجازه و كان نفسى انام لوقت متأخر لكن سلمان ابنى الصغير معندوش الكلام ده. عينه مظبوطه ع المعاد اليومى للصحيان. طبعاً لما بنصحى بتبتدى الدوشه. و بيصحى جوزى على صوتنا. قررت انى اسمحله فى اليوم ده يستمتع بشويه نوم زياده. اول ما صحيت انا و الولاد، لبسنا و...

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Picnic with My Little Sister

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Simple pleasures can make us the happiest. Ayat tells us about a great day she had with her little sister.  النهارده كان يوم جميل علشان انا و اختى الصغيره نزلنا نتفسح. النهارده كان اجازه فا انا على طول استغليت الفرصه و رحت فاجئت اختى و قلتلها: يلا بينا نخرج نتفسح. هى اول لما سمعت الكلمه السعاده بانت على وشها و ردت عليا بكل حماس :”ماشى انا موافقه”. اتفقنا انا و هى على التفاصيل بتاعة الفسحه دى و قررنا اننا نروح الجنينه اللى فى الحى بتاعنا....

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Celebrating with Friends

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Alie tells us about the eve of Eid al-Fitr. What did he do? How was the atmosphere? بعد ما رمضان خلص و الواحد زعلان انه خلص، العيد بدأ و الواحد سعيد جدا بالعيد. اتفقت مع اصحابى اننا هنعقد مع بعض من يوم الوقفة من بعد الفطار لحد صلاة العيد. بعد الفطار اللى محدش كل حاجة علشان خلاص بقى مفيش صيام تانى قابلت اصحابى. و قعدنا على قهوه. قعدنا طلبنا اللى عاوزينه. و قعدنا نتكلم هنعمل ايه. خلصنا كلام بس كنا جعانين. رحنا اكلنا و كان...

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A Trip to Aswan

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Yomna tells us more about her trip to Luxor and Aswan and the places she explored there.  اهلا بيكم. خلصنا جولتنا فى الاقصر، و ركبنا المركب فى اتجاه اسوان. لما دخلنا الكابينه بتاعتنا و فتحنا الشبابيك منظر شط النيل و السفينه بتشق الميه. كأنك فى فيلم بس الهوا و الميه بيلمسوا وشك و انت بتتفرج. احساس جميل جدا… كان اول مره اجربه. تانى يوم الصبح وقفت السفينه عشان نزور معبدين فى الطريق. دايما كنت بحب اسمع شرح المرشدين و اعرف قصة كل معبد و معانى...

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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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