Mido: In Tunisian Arabic

Mido: In Tunisian Arabic

(2 customer reviews)

PDF eBook


A2, B1


153 pages



Mido and his family invite you to join them on their everyday adventures in Tunis as you listen and read along, learning about life for modern Tunisians while improving your Tunisian Arabic.

Ideal for young-at-heart adult intermediate and advanced learners of Tunisian Arabic, this book contains 10 chapters of similar length (around 1,000 words each), along with illustrations, English translations, and footnotes.

This purchase includes two PDF eBook files—one with the original voweled texts and the second with unvoweled texts.

The stories in Mido: In Tunisian Arabic are lighthearted and easy to follow, but also engaging, all the while presenting the lively language and culture of Tunisians today. However, these stories are aimed at adult language-learners—and not children—as secrets and lies and crime make appearances.

The first chapter serves as an introduction to Mido and his family, as we take a peak at the household’s typical morning. Mido’s father, mother, brother, and sister each feature in a chapter showing a day in their lives. And Mido, our hero, stars in the remaining chapters.

The Arabic texts appear on even-numbered pages, while the English translations can be found on the following odd-numbered pages along with cultural and language notes.

Dozens of beautiful illustrations can be found throughout the book to help the reader better understand the texts. Audio recorded by voice actors in Tunis is available to stream or download free of charge.

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2 reviews for Mido: In Tunisian Arabic

  1. Daniel

    Very well put-together and useful book, covering a wide range of daily situations with relevant vocabulary and expressions. The audio track + written text, both in dialect, is a great combination I have not seen available elsewhere that makes deciphering spoken dialect much easier until you are more comfortable with its sounds and patterns.

    As I live in Tunis and study on my own, this book has helped me slowly make more and more sense of what I hear around me on a daily base as well as figure out how Tunisian dialect relates back to other varieties of Arabic. Highly recommended.

  2. Els (verified owner)

    This book is a wonderful resource because of the word-for-word English translations and the free audio. I would recommend you start with the Tunisian vocabulary book of the same series as Mido is (in my opinion) not a book for beginners. I’ve listened to this audio with Tunisian friends and they agreed it was a good resource. Wholeheartedly recommended!

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