Thursday, November 5, 2020

Arabic: Food and Drink Culture

Finally we are to a section that I know I will be using A LOT of vocabulary! And this is what the chapter consists most of: vocabulary. We learn all sorts of food and verbs to helps us order and prepare food. 

There isn't much grammar covered in this chapter; however, we do see some new things. We learn the word "we make." In previous lessons we have only learned the verb formation for I or you. Now we are learning how to say sentences that include ourselves and other people. 

This is very exciting as we hope to be able to speak to many people, not just one on one conversations in the future. I like to imagine myself sitting around a table with many other Arabic speakers enjoying amazing food and conversation when I practice this chapter!

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Since the grammar is light in the chapter, take advantage of the additional time to really concrete the vocabulary in this and previous lessons. We have covered a lot of new words and it is good to review to insure our future success in learning the language!

Vocabulary List

If you haven't had enough (and props to you because we have learned a lot already) you can check out these sources below. Remember to not get overwhelmed or try to learn too much at once as this will hinder your advancement in learning Levantine Arabic!

  • 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 my chapter review!
  • Goes over the verb I want and don’t want in more detail.
  • This is a pretty advanced video going over verbs related to eating. Has other good vocab you can pick up on while going over some of the verbs we learn in this chapter.
  • All the vocab words are on my Memrise page.
  • Listen to Brett Weer talk about the phrase صَحْتَين.


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