Under the Almond Tree (Syrian)

Under the Almond Tree (Syrian)

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PDF eBook


B1, B2


51 pages



Abu Lina lives with his two daughters in rural Syria. After a fire nearly takes away everything from him, he sets off on an adventure to make the ultimate sacrifice for his family.

This book is specifically Syrian Arabic.

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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1 review for Under the Almond Tree (Syrian)

  1. Wayne


    I love these books. This story has a heartwarming ending, but, more importantly, reading these books is really improving my colloquial Arabic. These, along with the Arabic Voices, are, as far as I know, the only source of colloquial Levant that isn’t for absolute beginners. I wish these books had been available after I had completed my MSA course many years ago.

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