Thursday, November 5, 2020

Arabic: Currency and Counting

Whoa do the prices in this chapter seem extremely high!? I struggled to focus on the numbers I was learning when I was thinking "They want how much for a newspaper?!" Also the speed of the speakers and listening to the numbers was extremely difficult, even without the sticker shock. 

The vocabulary is 'simple' enough, but applying it all at the rate the app calls for is challenging. The grammar and diving deeper into idaffa constructions makes me really feel like we are in Unit 2. Along with the idaffa constructions getting more complex, we start to learn regular and irregular plurals. 

It may not seem like a lot in these two paragraphs, but when paired up with grammar we have learned in other chapters we are really starting to ramp up our knowledge in Levantine Arabic. Remember to use the 80% rule and to focus on pronunciation. 

This chapter is a good reminder to slow down and focus on on the material. Below is the vocabulary and really take your time to get comfortable with it as it has commonly used verbs and words.

Vocabulary List

If you're going above and beyond and need more resources for studying check out the links below!

  • Mango has great review features at the end of each section including a reading and listening exercise. Also check out the flashcard and recap option!
  • Check out this units chapter summary!
  • All the vocab words are on my Memrise page. 
  • This video goes over the verb to have in more detail. 
  • Listen to my Spotify list that has Levantine Arabic songs to help train your ear!



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