Mido: In Tunisian Arabic

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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.

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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.

Chapter 1: Mido's Family

Let’s meet Mido and his family as they start a typical day around the breakfast table. Which character do you relate to most?

Chapter 2: The Wrong Train

Mido has a little adventure as he gets lost in the big city. How does he find his way home?

Chapter 3: Visiting Grandma

The family pays a visit to Grandma. But do the kids want to go?

Chapter 4: A Secret Rendezvous

Mido’s older sister sneaks away to meet a boy from school. Will she get caught?

Chapter 5: Playing Hooky

Mido’s older brother is not a star student. Where does he go when he cuts class?

Chapter 6: Mido's Secret Friend

Mido finds a stray cat. How does he try to help?

Chapter 7: The Crisis

Mido’s father is robbed at work. How does he cope?

Chapter 8: Coffee at the Neighbors'

Mido’s mom runs into some old friends. What do they talk about?

Chapter 9: The Wallet of Dreams

Mido and his friend find some money on the street. What will they do with it all?

Chapter 10: Kidnapped

Mido finds himself kidnapped. Can he escape?

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2 reviews for Mido: In Tunisian Arabic

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    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.

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    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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