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Helping homeless cats during the pandemic Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Arabic Language, Environment, Film & Theater, Pronunciation, Vocabulary

We all probably heard of cat cafes مقاهي القطط before, but not many of us heard of a café for homeless cats مقهى للقطط المشرّدة! Yes, there is one! In Sweden J Unlike in other countries, the café stayed open المقهى ظل مفتوحًا during the pandemic خلال الجائحة  and the demand الطلب  is higher أعلى  than it is normal times من الأوقات العادية ! Today’s post will focus on a short clip, produced by BBC Arabic, which tells the story of this café, in Standard Arabic.

Photo by Mukesh Jain on Unsplash.com

 

Before we study at the video, lets first look at some of the basic words around “cats”, particularly their body جسمها .

 

Cats – basic phrases

 

Some cats are a famous type of pets.

 

Cat قِطَّة

Cats قِطَطْ

Pet حَيَوَانْ أَلِيفْ

Whiskers شَوَارِبْ (شعيرات طويلة)

Tail ذَيْلْ

Paws كُفُوفْ (يَدَيْنْ)

Claws مَخَالِبْ

Fur فِرَاءْ

Meowing مُوَاءْ

Purring خَرْخَرَة

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Questions الأسئلة:

 

To check your comprehension of the video, try to answer these questions (check your answers against those provided below):

 

 

كم عدد مقاهي القطط في السويد؟

How many cats’ cafés are there in Sweden?

 

 

ماذا حدث في فبراير ٢٠١٩؟

What happened in February 2019?

 

 

إلام يشير اسم “جافا ويسكيرز”؟

What does the phrase “Java Whiskers” refer to?

 

 

من كان السبب في افتتاح المقهي؟

Who was the reason behind opening the café?

 

 

من هي القطط التي تقيم في هذا المقهى؟

Who are the cats that swell in this café?

 

 

ما هي الأهمية الرئيسية للمقهى؟

What’s the main importance of the café?

 

 

ما هي الأهمية الأخرى للمقهى؟

What’s the other importance of the cafe?

 

 

كيف تعبّر القطط عن نفسها؟ أذكر طريقين

How do cats express themselves? List two

 

 

ما هي الإجراءات التي اتخذها المقهى في ظل جائحة كورونا؟

What are the procedures that the café has taken during Coronavirus pandemic?

 

أين؟

Where?

 

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قم بذكر إجراء آخر

List another procedure

 

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ماذا بخصوص الإجراءات التي تخص النظافة؟

What about the procedures that are related to hygiene?

 

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كيف يحاول المقهى الحفاظ على صحة القطط؟ أذكر نقطتين

How does the café try to protect the cats’ health? List two points

 

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ما هو العدد المسموح به للزوّار داخل المقهى؟

What’s the number of visitors allowed inside the café?

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Answers الإجابات:

 

 

واحد فقط

Only one

 

 

تم افتتاح مقهى القطط الأول في السويد

The first cat café in Sweden was opened

 

 

اسم مقهى القطط

The name of the cats’ cafe

 

 

ثلاثة شبّاب

Three guys

 

 

قطط مشرّدة

Homeless cats

 

 

يعتبر المقهى منزلًا للقطط التي ليس لديها مأوى

The café is considered a home for cats that do not have a shelter.

 

 

تقديم تجربة مميزة للزوّار

Delivering a unique experience to visitors

 

 

من خلال المُواء وهزّ الذيل

By meowing and tail wagging

 

 

قام المقهى بالتقليل/ الحدّ من عدد الزوّار

The cat limited/decreased the number of visitors

 

في غرفة الاستقبال

In the reception room

 

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إبقاء مسافة بين الأشخاص/ الزوّار في الداخل

Keeping distancing between people/visitors inside

 

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غسل اليدين وتعقيمها، وخلع الحذاء

Washing and sanitising hands and removing shoes

 

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من خلال عدم الاقتراب من القطط كثيرًا

By not coming too close to cats

 

وتعقيم اليدين باستمرار

And sanitising hands constantly

 

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أربعة فقط

Four only

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About the Author: Hanan

Hi, this is Hanan :) I'm an Arabic linguist. I completed my PhD in Linguistics - 2018. My PhD thesis was entitled Code-switching as an evaluative strategy: identity construction among Arabic-English bilinguals. I'm also a qualified public service translator & interpreter.


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