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Dear Uncle Jassim (Syrian)

Dear Uncle Jassim (Syrian)

(3 customer reviews)

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B1, B2


50 pages



Emad gives his students an impossible assignment: Write a letter to a relative who has emigrated, convincing them to return to Syria. What arguments will they make? And will this convince Emad to give up his plans to go to Germany?

This book is specifically Syrian Arabic.

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The  Levantine Arabic Readers series aims to provide learners with much-needed exposure to authentic language. The fifteen books in the series are at a similar level (B1-B2) and can be read in any order. The stories are a fun and flexible tool for building vocabulary, improving language skills, and developing overall fluency. 

The main text is presented on even-numbered pages with tashkeel (diacritics) to aid in reading, while parallel English translations on odd-numbered pages are there to help you better understand new words and idioms. A second version of the text is given at the back of the book, without the distraction of tashkeel and translations, for those who are up to the challenge.

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Dear Uncle Jassim (Syrian)

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3 reviews for Dear Uncle Jassim (Syrian)

  1. Mauricio

    Mauricio (verified owner)

    I purchased this book as part of the Levantine Arabic Readers bundle. After purchasing previous products from Lingualism, I assumed that the readers would be of top quality. I am pleased to write that the readers have been excellent!

    This story was quite amusing. I am impressed by the diversity of tones that the different stories in the readers series have. I highly recommend working through this reader and the other readers to improve your Syrian Arabic and Levantine Arabic in general.

  2. Jorge

    Jorge (verified owner)

    I find the story of this book very interesting. However, I think that the language level indicated is more a B2 than a B1. I found it much more difficult to read than another Lingualism title in the same series. The vocabulary is much more complex and the English translation does not, in my opinion, reflect the exact meaning of the Arabic text. That’s why I think it’s totally inadequate that the website lists it as a B1 level reading. This can create a bit of frustration for the reader.

  3. Sindri

    Sindri (verified owner)

    I read the entire Levantine collection, and I think this last story was the best. I laughed when I read that the sea had turned into tahini (you will get it when you read the story – so check it out!).

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