Listening Comprehension 3- answers

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 by in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Language, Vocabulary


In this post, I present the transcription of the news story published earlier and the answers of the questions. You only need to listen to the first 40 seconds.


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Transcription:
اعتبرت مصر التحرش الجنسي ضد النساء جريمة، وذلك بموجب قانون أصدره الرئيس المصري المؤقت عدلي منصور للمرة الأولى في تاريخ البلاد في محاولة للحد من هذه الظاهرة المستشرية في الشارع المصري. وسيواجه الرجال الذين يتحرشون بالنساء في الأماكن العامة أو الخاصة عقوبة تصل إلى السجنلخمس سنوات. ويعدّل القانون الجديد القانون الحالي الذي لا يجرّم التحرش الجنسي صراحة، ويشير إليه بإشارات غير واضحة.

Questions and answers:
1-   How is sexual harassment viewed in Egypt now?
Sexual harassment is viewed in Egypt now as a crime.

2-   What made this possible?
This was made possible by a law issued by the interim Egyptian president

3-   What is the punishment that men may face if they harass women?
Men may face if they harass women my face 5 years in prison

4-   How did law regard harassment before it was amended?
Law did not criminalize harassment before it was amended.

5-   Did law mention harassment explicitly in the past?
Law did not mention harassment explicitly in the past.

Useful vocabulary:

إعتبرت = considered
التحرش الجنسي = sexual harassment
جريمة = crime
بموجب = according to
قانون = law
مؤقت = interim/temporary
سيواجه = will face
عقوبة = punishment
سجن = prison/imprisonment
يعدّل = amend
يجرّم = criminalize
صراحة = explicitly
يشير = indicate/point to

Listening comprehension 3

Posted on 04. Jun, 2014 by in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Vocabulary

Listen to the news story presented in the video and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary given below to assist your comprehension. You only need to listen to the first 40 seconds.

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Questions:
1-   How is sexual harassment viewed in Egypt now?
2-   What made this possible?
3-   What is the punishment that men may face if they harass women?
4-   How did law regard harassment before it was amended?
5-   Did law mention harassment explicitly in the past?

Useful vocabulary:
اعتبرت = considered
التحرش الجنسي = sexual harassment
جريمة = crime
بموجب = according to
قانون = law
مؤقت = interim/temporary
سيواجه = will face
عقوبة = punishment
سجن = prison/imprisonment
يعدّل = amend
يجرّم = criminalize
صراحة = explicitly
يشير = indicate/point to
Come back again soon for the transcription of the news story and to check the answers of the questions.

Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Time – in Arabic

Posted on 31. May, 2014 by in Arabic Language, art, Culture, Current Affairs, Film

Marhaba! I am sure that at some point in our lives we’ve watched a movie (فيلم) that made us laugh or cry and that sometimes made us think about important world problems that deserve attention, such as global warming. We sometimes make references to movies by singling out our favorite lines from the film script. This could be a few words before an important battle in a war movie or just some romantic phrases before two lovers embrace or some witty phrases in an action or thriller movie. I have many friends that can make somewhat perfect impressions of actors (ممثلين) and actresses (ممثلات) saying the exact lines from famous film scripts. Once a movie is released and receives positive reviews or awards (جوائز) or just gets nominated for awards, such as Academy Awards, people start paying more attention to specific scenes. These scenes (مشاهد) usually include a powerful one or two liner that captures the moment, atmosphere, and intensity of the movie. Today I am sharing my favorite top 10 best movie quotes (مقتبسات من أفلام) of all time along with the actual scene from YouTube. The best part is that I am translating these quotes to Arabic!! This will give you a sense of how they sound in Arabic, especially if you get the chance to see the same movie dubbed in Arabic. I have selected my top 10 movie quotes from a poll conducted by the American Film Institute (AFI) in California. This poll asked leaders of the entertainment community to vote for the best 100 quotes from all American films released before January 1, 2004.

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” From Gone with the Wind (1939)

 “بصراحة يا عزيزتي, أنا لا أكترث البتة”. من فيلم “ذهب مع الريح”

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“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” From the Godfather (1972)

“سوف أقدم له عرضاً لا يستطيع أن يرفضه”. من فيلم “العراب”

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“Bond. James Bond.” From Dr. No (1962)

“بوند, جايمس بوند”. من فيلم “د. نو”

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“There’s no place like home.” From the Wizard of Oz (1939)

“ليس هناك مكان آخر مثل البيت”. من فيلم “ساحرة أوز”

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“You can’t handle the truth!” From A Few Good Men (1992)

“لا تستطيع أن تتحمّل الحقيقة”. من فيلم “بعض الرجال الصالحين”

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“I’ll be back” From the Terminator (1984)

“سأعود”. من فيلم “المدمر”

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My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” From Forrest Gump (1994)

“أمي كانت دائما تقول أن الحياة مثل علبة الشوكولاته. لا تعرف ماذا سيأتيك بها.” من فيلم “فوريست غمب”

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Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” From Casablanca (1942)

“من بين كل حانات المدن في كل العالم, دخلت الى حانتي”. من فيلم “الدار البيضاء”

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“It’s alive! It’s alive!” From Frankenstein (1931)

“انه حيّ! انه حيّ!”. من فيلم “فرانكينشتين”.

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“Say hello to my little friend” From Scarface (1983)

“قل مرحبا لصديقي الصغير”. من فيلم “سكارفايس”

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This is another scene from my favorite movie of all time, the Godfather.

هذا مشهد من الفيام المفضل لدي, “العراب

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Stay tuned for upcoming posts.

Have a nice day!

نهاركم سعيد