Shuwayya ‘An Nafsi
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10 Egyptians x 30 questions = 300 responses. Read, listen, expand your vocabulary, and learn to express yourself better in Egyptian Arabic.
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Shuwayya ‘An Nafsi (شُوَيّه عن نفْسى šuwáyya 3an náfsi A Little About Myself) will be of tremendous help to independent language learners who want to develop their conversational skills and increase their Arabic vocabulary.
Very simply, Shuwayya ‘An Nafsi presents the results of a survey given to 10 Egyptians. Each of the 30 sections in the book begins with a question from the survey followed by the 10 responses and a breakdown of the vocabulary. Each section concludes with a page where you are encouraged to give your own answer to the question using newly learned words and phrases.
The book has been designed in such a way that it can be an effective learning tool for learners at all levels, with glossaries of even the most basic words for beginners, and unvoweled texts and Modern Standard Arabic translations for more advanced learners.
The accompanying audio (MP3s) is available for download free of charge in the Lingualism Audio Library.