Category: Levantine Arabic Diaries

Lebanese Beach Party

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Sun, sand, and sounds. Mariette tells us about an unforgettable experience on the beach in Lebanon. بما اني شخص كتير بحب يخيم، عزمتني رفيقتي هل صيفية على “ساندانس” كنت أول مرة بروح عليه بمدينة الدامور. هيك “افنت” بيعملوا عادةً بلبنان تيجمعوا سوا كل الناس اللبنانية يلي بحبوا زمن السبعينات. أول ما وصلنا، لاحظنا جمال البحر مع كل الخيم المحطوطين حد بعض، و العالم لقعدين على الشط، عم بيعزفو أغاني قديمة على الات موسيقية متنوعة. الطقس كان كتير حلو بالرغم من إنو كان شوب، بس ما لاحظنا قوة...

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Falling on Ice

Learn Arabic as it is really spoken. Listen to and read Levantine Colloquial Arabic. Eman and her sister Noora go ice skating. Do they enjoy themselves? Will Eman go ice skating again?  إمبارح أختي نورا العبقرية أجاها إلهام إنو هي إبتعرف تتزلج على التلج. و أصرت إلا ما نروح منشان تعيش الدور شوي و تورى الناس موهبتها الفظيعة. و لإنو انا مافي متلى قلتلها خلينا انروح منا بنتسلاو منا بنغير جو. رحنا على المول و سجلنا  و لبسنا و صرنا جاهزين للتزلج. الساحه مليانه عالم فاللي بدو يدخل بدو يكون حريف. و مع أني كنت متوتره لأنو أنا ما بعرف...

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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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