Lesson 14: Weekdays in Lebanese

Learn Arabic Lebanese Lesson 14 (Days of the Week)

This is a lesson where I teach you the names of the weekdays. I hope you enjoy it.

Transcript:

Hi! How are you?
Welcome to a new lesson.

Before I start I would like to say hello to my dear friends from Italy. I want to say hello to Matteo, Sara, Sebastian, Roberto, Umberto, Erasmo, and everyone.
Thanks a lot for the stay and I will see you soon, I hope. And I want to say hello to Christelle, maybe.
Okay so let’s start. Today our lesson will be about weekdays. Easy. And by now, you should learn the weekdays. Let’s start:
Monday tanen
Tuesday taleta
Wednesday orb3a
Thursday khamees
Friday jem3a
Saturday sabet
Sunday a7ad
ok so, tanen, taleta, orb3a, khamees, jem3a, sabet, a7ad.
Today we are Wednesday: lyom nhar l orb3a
Today: lyom
Day: nhar
Wednesday: orb3a
lyom nhar l orb3a

Ok, so I would tell you now that starting today I will teach you, in every lesson, two letters. Two letters from the Arabic alphabet because you know that the official papers and the official language in Lebanon is Fusha, not the Lebanese dialect. But everyday talk is in the Lebanese dialect and anyway, if you want to write the Lebanese dialect you could, of course, use the Arabic alphabet because Lebanese is Arabic. So let’s start:
Today we’ll learn, like you see,
Alif أ (a), and Alif is the first letter from the alphabet. And the second one is Ba’ ب (b): Alif , Ba’.
By the way, there’s a book called Alif baa, it’s about sounds and basic letters in Arabic and it’s very interesting and if you want to check it, it’s on my blog the link is below. Check it out: Alif baa.
So Alif. The sound of Alif is -ah
Ba’ is -b. Now I will show you how to write Alif and Ba’.
It’s very easy like you see.
What do I want to tell you? Oh Alif. I will make a word using Alif and Ba’. What is it? It’s beib.
Bab, in Fusha, we say bab and in the Lebanese dialect we say beib,
and beib means door.
So bab or beib.
Now I will grab the camera, I hope I will make it, and show you how to write the alphabet.
I will tell you bye from now, not to put the camera here and there. So thank you for watching, and let’s learn how to write them.
Okay, so it’s here. It’s very easy, the Alif, you write it like this and at the top of it you put this hamza ء. I will make it bigger.
What is this?
It’s hamza and it’s another letter that we will learn.
I will tell you about the ب (b). The ب (b) now it’s like this. You put like this, then like this, then like this, then a point [underneath]. This is the ب (b) and this is the أ (a).
So again أ (a) and ب (b).
Now let’s write باب (beib). Look it’s different, باب (beib) the ب is like this, and the أ is attached to the ب and the last one when the أ is in the middle of the word we don’t put hamza because it’s in the middle. Okay. I hope it’s clear. Okay, bye-bye! I hope you learned it well.
Ciao!

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