Kalaam Kull Yoom 1

Kalaam Kull Yoom 1

(4 customer reviews)

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PDF eBook


A1, A2, B1


245 pages



  • The 16 chapters focus on everyday situations such as transportation, eating out, socializing, and health.
  • Each chapter includes several mini-dialogues and an extended dialogue in authentic, everyday Egyptian Arabic.
  • Arabic script with phonemic transcription and English translations.
  • Hundreds of language and culture notes.
  • Lists of key vocabulary and expressions.

Kalaam Kull Yoom 1: Situational Egyptian Arabic is designed to help elementary and intermediate learners succeed at critical moments during everyday communicative tasks. This is the first of two books in a series.

This is the book I wish I had when I first went to live in Egypt. I had a pretty good grasp on colloquial Arabic grammar. I could conjugate verbs and form basic sentences. I knew “lots of words”… or so I thought. But I would so often find myself in situations unable to express my thoughts and needs and struggling to understand what people were saying to me. I was always worried that my awkward exchanges with locals made me come across as rude because I didn’t know the right things to say at the right times. Understandably, I wanted to prepare before I tried to tackle specific communicative challenges–such as getting my hair cut. But how? I found myself flipping through various course books and pocket dictionaries looking for words and phrases to use with the barber. I would bring lists to my teacher. How do you say “not too short”? What’s the word for “sideburns”? How do I make small talk with my barber? (I knew that Egyptian barbers were chatty!) It was a lot of research to accomplish a simple task I’d taken for granted back home.

This is not a course book with chapters that build on each other and need to be studied in order. Use the Table of Contents at the front of the book (also located on the back cover of the paperback edition, for your convenience) to find the topic that interests you for your immediate or future communicative goals. Of course, you’re not going to go out into the real world and have conversations with people that follow the dialogues line by line. The purpose of the dialogues is to teach you different words and phrases that you can use and that you may hear. Synonyms, alternative expressions, and supplementary vocabulary are provided to help you form your own sentences to express yourself and to be prepared for the variety of possible things you may hear Egyptians say to you.

By studying the dialogues, learning new vocabulary and key expressions, and listening to the accompanying audio, you will soon find yourself able to express yourself with confidence and understand people in Egypt with fewer misunderstandings.

  1. Taking a Taxi
  2. Asking for Directions
  3. Taking the Subway
  4. Taking a Microbus
  5. Taking a Train
  6. At the Airport
  7. At a Restaurant
  8. At the Coffee House
  9. Making Small Talk
  10. Visiting Someone’s Home
  11. Making Appointments
  12. At the Doctor’s
  13. At the Pharmacy
  14. At the Gym
  15. At a Barbershop
  16. At a Beauty Salon

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4 reviews for Kalaam Kull Yoom 1

  1. Ben (verified owner)

    Enjoying it so far. Please do Situational Lebanese Arabic books too ! 🙂
    Thanks 🙂

  2. Hamid Reza Jalali pandari (verified owner)

    I got this book, and I thought it is also like the others books, but after studying some chapters, i t astonoshingly changed my view about itself. Let me say that honestly and frankly that this book’s influence in my Arabic was so prfound that I can speak with confidence now. Its situational manner will pave the way for all language learners to talk in different situations. The quality of audio files are excellent and I used them a lot. Here I should thank the writers for creating such a great book.
    If you are looking for the best book and overally for the best website to learn Arabic, you are for sure in the right place. Here you are not paying anything, but you’re investing on yourselves.
    Best regards to all lingualism authorities and users.
    Hamid Reza Jalali Pandari.

  3. BY (verified owner)

    Love it ! 🙂 – Every chapter has nice illustrations. There are a few short dialogues and an extended dialogue to each chapter. The audios are really clear and fun to listen to. It is very practical. The dialogues are really fun and you can imagine you are there participating in the conversation ! 🙂 – Fantastic ! 🙂

  4. JK (verified owner)

    I have purchased many of lingualisms materials. Honestly, they are easily the best purchases I have made in my Arabic learning journey. The audio is high quality and easy to use. I currently live in Egypt and can say that this book has been very useful in understanding Arabic the way it is actually spoken in the streets/in public. I have found what works for me: I love to memorize phrases and then reuse them with other things I have learned to more freely express myself. The book(s) release timing was perfect. Don’t give up in trying to learn this language. Its well worth the journey.

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