Kalaam Kull Yoom 2

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  • The 16 chapters focus on everyday situations such as shopping, running errands, religion, and dealing with difficulties.
  • 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.
  • Free audio tracks.

Description

Kalaam Kull Yoom 2: Situational Egyptian Arabic is designed to help elementary and intermediate learners succeed at critical moments during everyday communicative tasks. This is the second 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. At the Greengrocer’s
  2. At the Butcher’s
  3. Shopping
  4. At the Market
  5. At a Hotel
  6. Renting an Apartment
  7. Dealing with the Doorman
  8. Getting Laundry Done
  9. At the Post Office
  10. At the Bank
  11. Visiting a Museum
  12. At a Mosque
  13. At a Language Institute
  14. Dealing with Bureaucracy
  15. Dealing with the Police
  16. Dealing with Difficulties

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Length

241 pages

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2 reviews for Kalaam Kull Yoom 2

  1. Hamid Reza Jalali Pandari (verified owner)

    As the first volume, this one is also awesome. Best situations and most usefull ones are considered here. You can become confident and fluent by this book and its first volume. When I got the first volume, I had doubts about getting the second one or not, but soon after reading some chapters I bought the second volume at once. You can easily learn Arabic by these books. I am looking forward reading its third volume in future.

  2. 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 was sure which book to purchase, but with the generous sample sizes provided along with the audio without cost, I ended up purchasing both books. No regrets. The subjects are practical and the conversations are just long enough to give you a starting point in various situations. The extended conversation at the end of each section is very well thought out. Overall these two products facilitate speaking and understanding.

    I have found what works for me: I enjoy memorizing phrases and then reuse them with other things I have learned to more freely express myself. This book facilitates the way I enjoy learning. Don’t give up in trying to learn this language. Its well worth the journey.

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