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Lessons

1. Hello & Goodbye

2. Counting

3. Meeting people

4. In the hotel

5. In the restaurant

6. Writing Arabic

7. part 2

8. part 3

9. part 4

10. My name is Issam

11. My local coffeeshop

12. Swedish women

13. Alexandria's beaches

14. Fixing cars

15. Islam & Christianity

16. Quit smoking?

17. Mountains of cookies

18. My marriage









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Lesson 11
My local coffeeshop

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fī fatra bacda z-zuhr 'uhibb 'an 'aqdi l-waqt maca 'asdaqā'i.

In the afternoons I love to spend time with my friends.

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nahnu nataqābil fī l-maqhā.

We meet in the coffeeshop.

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hunā 'astatīca 'an 'abqā tuwāla l-masā'.

Here I can stay all evening.

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nahnu nashrabu l-qahwa, nalcabu l-duwmīnuw, wa natakallam.

We drink coffee, play domino, and talk.

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wa lākin cindamā yakūn butrus hunāk, 'anā 'ughādir.

But when Butros is there, I leave.

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cindamā yatakallam lā yastatīca 'ayyi shakhs 'an yatakallam.

When he talks, nobody else can talk.

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'anā 'azunn 'annahu yuhibb samac sawtahu.

I think he loves to listen to his own voice.

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'al-'asdiqā'u l-'akharūn hum 'asdiqā' qudāmā.

The other friends are old friends.

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hum mithla 'al-cā'ila.

They are like a family.

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By Tore Kjeilen