Egyptian Arabic Voices
Egyptian Arabic Voices
Egyptian Arabic Voices presents dozens of audio essays on a variety of topics by native speakers. Each essay is transcribed, translated into English, and includes exercises to improve comprehension.
Egyptian Arabic Voices is designed to provide intermediate and advanced students of Arabic with an opportunity to hear and study authentic Egyptian Arabic as it is spoken by native speakers today. Improve your comprehension of Egyptian Arabic by using its audio component alongside the guided exercises in the book. Unlike the scripted materials read by voice actors used in many coursebooks, Egyptian Arabic Voices offers dozens of audio essays spoken naturally and off-the-cuff by individuals from around Egypt.
Each segment consists of:
- exercises to sharpen your listening skills and increase how much you can understand, whatever your level.
- in-chapter answers to the exercises (no having to flip back and forth to the back of the book).
- verbatim transcripts of the audio with side-by-side English translations
- lined sections for taking notes and recording new vocabulary
- cultural and linguistic notes
- web links to articles and videos related to the segment
Six native speakers from the greater Cairo region have each contributed six “audio essays” on various topics, which in total make up the 36 segments found in this book. The contributors were recorded speaking naturally and spontaneously, without reading prepared texts. The audio essays were then transcribed in Arabic script and phonemic transcription and translated into English. Studying these texts is a unique opportunity to better understand the patterns, usage, and idiosyncrasies of Arabic as spoken by Egyptians today.
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Black, white, and pink. Yomna explains the different kinds of taxis in Cairo while teaching us some useful vocabulary and expressions in Egyptian Arabic.
Mostafa tells us about a bad day he had. Was it really the worst day of his life??
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
Amr can see the Pyramids from his home. But why has he never visited them?
Yomna tells us about the Sacrifice Feast in Egypt while teaching us some interesting words and phrases related to the holiday in Egyptian Arabic.