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Food, Intermediate Episodes

Listening to our podcasts is an excellent way to learn spoken Arabic. You can listen to them anytime and anywhere—at your desk or while you’re on the move.

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 10
Tue Feb 09 2021, 7 min

Food, Lesson 10

In this episode you hear Dalal and Amani revisit some of the themes in lessons 1-9. It is a short chat session to revise the themes and to expand on what is culturally acceptable and what is not around the topic of inviting people over for dinner. Please...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 9
Mon Nov 16 2020, 4 min

Food, Lesson 9

In this episode you hear Amani read to you an informal email invitation to a dinner party and the reply. Now, in reality if someone declines our invitation we send them another sixteen messages and ask them why they can't make it, not listen to their reas...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 8
Mon Nov 16 2020, 2 min

Food, Lesson 8

In this episode you hear Amani tell you what she likes to order when she goes out for dinner. In Amman is it not strange if you go out for dinner and order mostly side dishes. Cheese pastries, stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, green beans braised in olive...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 7
Mon Nov 16 2020, 3 min

Food, Lesson 7

In this episode you hear Amani tell you about her grocery list for this week. Here in Amman it is quite common to have the grocer's and the butcher's phone numbers. We call them up and ask them to prepare our order for the day. We also have food trucks pa...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 6
Mon Nov 16 2020, 3 min

Food, Lesson 6

In this episode you hear Amani talk about her eating habits here in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the kind of foods she likes to eat. Also, it is quite common to have fruit trees planted in gardens around the house. Can you guess what fruit trees gro...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 5
Mon Nov 16 2020, 4 min

Food, Lesson 5

In this episode you hear Amani talk about the food we eat during Eid celebrations in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the food we like to eat during our holidays and how we understand the significance of food culturally. Can you guess what food means to...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 4
Tue Nov 03 2020, 5 min

Food, Lesson 4

In this episode you hear Amani talk about two of our favorite restaurants. She tells you about Sufra in Rainbow street and Jafra in downtown Amman. You hear Amani describe the atmosphere, the historical buildings and how we feel when we go and dine there....

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 3
Tue Oct 20 2020, 4 min

Food, Lesson 3

In this episode you hear Amani talk about all-time favorite food items here in Amman, Jordan. She tells you about the kind of food we like and how we perceive certain food items. Amani also tells you about where we like to do our groceries. We encourage y...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 2
Tue Sep 22 2020, 5 min

Food, Lesson 2

In this episode you hear Amani talk about different food tastes and textures. The target language is adjectives to describe food. Amani describes our favorite food tastes and textures as well as food textures we are not too keen on. Before you listen, try...

The Arabic We Speak Episode: Food, Lesson 1
Tue Sep 15 2020, 4 min

Food, Lesson 1

In this episode you hear Amani talk about our food staples. Can you guess what we have stored in our kitchen cupboards? Think of three things cannot go without before you hit play. Don't forget the worksheet: Learn everyday Levantine Arabic by listening...

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We are Dalal and Amani from Amman, Jordan. We share with you content in Levantine Arabic inspired by our lives, language and culture. We have written and recorded texts and exercises in the form of worksheets for you to improve your Arabic language skills and speak the Arabic we speak!

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