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Comprehension: Egyptian lady living in a caravan (2) Posted by on Dec 27, 2021 in Arabic Language, comprehension, Pronunciation, Vocabulary

Welcome to the second part of this blog post. Last week, we started studying a short clip in Egyptian Arabic. The clip is about a female engineer مهندسة مصرية who decided to live in a caravan. In today’s post, I provide you with the correct answers to the questions you were given in the previous blog post. The focus in this blog post series is the keywords around the subject.

Photo by Lance Anderson on Unsplash

 

Here’s the clip – please watch it again to refresh your memory >>

 

*Correct Answers:

 

Vocabulary List (A): Matching exercises

Find the correct Arabic words and their English counterparts.

 

English

                 Arabic

 

Camp

مُخَيَّم

Services

خدمات

Water

ميّه

Electricity

كهربا

I Save up

أوفّر

Rent

تَمَنْ الإيجَار

Expenses

مصاريف

Bills

فواتير

I’m paying (for) it

بَدْفَعْها

I bought

جِبْتْ / اشتريت

Bus  

أوتوبيس / حافلة

Went

رٌحْتْ

 Blacksmith factory

مصنع حِدادَة

Design

تصميم

Bedroom

غرفة نوم 

Locked

مقفولة

 = = = = = = = = =

 

Comprehension Questions:

 

لماذا قررت يارا ترك منزلها؟

لأنها كانت تجد صعوبة في تغطية ثمن الإيجار المرتفع جدًا في القاهرة

Because she has been having difficulty to afford the very expensive rent payment in Cairo.

 

ما الخطوة الأولى التي أخذتها بارا لحل هذه المشكلة؟

اشترت حافة

She bought a bus

 

ماذا فعلت يارا بعد ذلك؟

قامت بأخذه إلى الحدّاد ليقوم بتصميمه

She took it to a blacksmith to design it.

 

 ما هي الغرف التي يتكون منها الكارافان/ المنزل المتنقل؟ أذكرها

مطبخ، وغرفة نوم للأم، وغرفة نوم لابنها، وحمّام

A kitchen, a bedroom for the mom, a bedroom for her son and a toilet.

 

كيف تقوم يارا بتوفير الأموال والطاقة؟

عن طريق استخدام الطاقة الشمسية

By using solar energy.

 

ما هي أدوات الأمان التي تستعملها يارا لحماية الحافلة؟ أذكرها

 The place where she leaves the bus المكان الذي تترك فيه الحافلة

The bus door باب الحافلة

The flat door with a lock باب الشقة مع قفل

Anti Shatter glass الزجاج (ضد الكسر)

Security cameras كاميرات المراقبة

 = = = = = = = = =

 

Vocabulary List (B): More words to learn

Below is the second group of the main words (in Egyptian Arabic) that appear in the video as well as their English counterparts>> These are in order and you don’t have to match them 🙂

 

English

                 Arabic

 

Kitchen

مطبخ

Cooker

بوتاجاز

Shower

دُش

Toilet

حمّام

Energy

طاقة

Drinking water

مياه الشرب

Tank

خزّان

Capacity

سِعَة

I fill it

أمْلَاه

I start the bus

أَدَوَّرْ الأوتبيس

 Security factors

عَوامِل الأَمَان

I leave

أَسًيبْ

Wooden door

باب خَشَبْ

Locker

قَفْلْ

Glass

إزاز 

Owned apartment 

شقة تمليك1When you have your own apartment (as opposed to renting one)

 = = = = = = = = =

 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and benefited from it 🙂

أتمنّى أن تكونوا قد استمتعتوا بهذه المدوّنة واستفدتوا منها

 

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    When you have your own apartment (as opposed to renting one)
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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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