Premium Audio: Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali

Premium Audio: Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali

(1 customer review)

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Format

Premium Audio

Level

A2, B1

Length

396 tracks; 5 hours, 55 minutes

Learn on the go! Each sentence in Levantine Arabic is followed by its English translation and then repeated more slowly and followed by a pause to give you time to speak.

Listen to a sampling of the hundreds of tracks included in this Premium Audio product:

Learn on the go!

When you’re studying from a book, you need to have your eyes on the page, and this limits the amount of time you have for language learning. The Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali Premium Audio solves this problem by allowing you to use your time more efficiently throughout the day when you can’t be sitting down with the book. You just listen and learn while you go about your day!

What is Premium Audio?

Unlike the free accompanying MP3 tracks for the book Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haalii, which only contain Arabic audio, the Premium Audio also has English translations. The audio is also divided into individual tracks (MP3 files) for each question or response. This way, you can easily replay sentences or only study the ones you choose.

Each track presents a question or response from the book 1) at regular speed 2) followed by its English translation 3) again at a slower speed followed by a comfortable pause to allow you time to repeat the word or expression, 4) and finally one more time at regular speed.

Let’s take a look at the structure of a Premium Audio track.

  1. Chime: A gentle chime marks the beginning of each audio track and is followed by a 1-second pause/silence.
  2.  Arabic: The Arabic question or response is spoken at normal speed followed by a 2-second pause/silence to give you time to think about the meaning of the Arabic.
  3. English: The translation allows you to check your comprehension and is followed by a 2-second pause/silence.
  4. Arabic: We slowed the audio down by 20-30% to help you hear the sounds more clearly. A long pause/silence follows so that you can mimic and repeat what you just heard.
  5. Arabic: The sentence is repeated again at normal speed to check improved listening comprehension.

How to Use the Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali Premium Audio

The Premium Audio is best used as a supplementary tool to the book Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali. That is, it is best to also have the PDF eBook or paperback book so that you can pre-study the materials and later review with the Premium audio. The Premium Audio is meant to give you the opportunity to multitask and study when you’re out and about.

All of the MP3 files share the same album [Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali (Premium Audio)], artist [Lingualism], and genre [Study Arabic] tags.

If you are familiar with the book, you know that each segment begins with a question and is followed by the responses of ten native speakers. The audio tracks are labeled numerically, first with the segment number and then 00 for the question posed in the interview or 01-10 for the ten participants in the project. 01 is Hoda, for example. The order is the same as in the book. So, the first track is named KSAH-01-00-How do you get around?-Lingualism.mp3. Notice that the English translation of the question posed in the segment is in the track name so that you can understand the context of the responses if you shuffle the tracks or otherwise study them out of sequence.

Egyptian Arabic

Getting Around Cairo in Arabic: Taxis

Black, white, and pink. Yomna explains the different kinds of taxis in Cairo while teaching us some useful vocabulary and expressions in Egyptian Arabic.

Egyptian Arabic

Mostafa and the Bread

Mostafa tells us about a bad day he had. Was it really the worst day of his life??

Egyptian Arabic

“Country” Cafés in Egypt

One thing you can’t miss in Egypt, it is the country cafés ilʔahāwi -lbáladi القهاوي البلدي. There is approximately over 100,000 country cafés in Egypt. It is something

Egyptian Arabic

The Sacrifice Feast in Egypt

Yomna tells us about the Sacrifice Feast in Egypt while teaching us some interesting words and phrases related to the holiday in Egyptian Arabic.

Egyptian Arabic

Mostafa Gets Lost

Even locals can get lost in a city as big as Cairo. How does Mostafa find his way?

1 review for Premium Audio: Kameen Shwayy ‘An Haali

  1. Jaacob Kai

    Jaacob Kai

    This is great! I bought the PDF version a few month ago, but I wasn’t reading it often enough due to lack of non-commute time; The audio quality is ok (Again, I had to normalize the Recorded-Arabic vs Synthesized-English prompts using the FFmpeg utility, command below), I found out that I actually like the English being synthesized-speech, it gives it a distanced ‘subtitle-like’ feel, while I can really relate to the Arabic speakers and their intonation.
    I found that when I listen, I get curious enough, which gives me motivation to go back to the PDF, for getting the final touches, and repeat their sentences, being already familiar with everything from my commute to work (cycling + listening)
    Real useful.
    What I’ve used with FFmpeg:
    (although the Audio here is generally better than the “Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary” release with the echo in the room)
    Bring the audio tracks to
    “equal-RMS” (maybe this could be a step in the post production as well for everyone’s benefit):
    `$ ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -filter:a loudnorm=i=-16 output_norm_RMS.mp3`

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