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If you're new to Arabic, then this level should be your starting point. We tend to present short dialogues with useful phrases for practical everyday situations. The lessons are mainly in English, with the Arabic translations spoken slowly and clearly. The Beginner's level is the best place to start, whether you want to master the language or just require a few key phrases to help you on your trips to the world of Arabia.
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Beginner - End of class

Date: December 24th, 2012

It's common to ask whether anyone has any questions after giving a lesson or speech. In the podcast, we teach you how to ask this question in Arabic as well as give a good answer to it if you ever bec...
Beginner - Don't stand

Date: December 14th, 2012

The question is, should you stand, sit, swim or fly!? Yes we have a weird dialogue in today's lesson, but a fun one as well with plenty of useful vocabulary. Hopefully the few imperatives mentioned wi...
Beginner - Bad with names

Date: November 27th, 2012

It's nice and considerate when one makes an effort into remembering people's names, and it can be embarrassing when one is revealed to have forgotten the name of the person he/she is in presence of. T...
Beginner - Read me a story

Date: November 16th, 2012

A lot of children like to be read stories before they go to sleep, and often the stories start with "once upon a time, a long time ago..." and it's the same in Arabic. Learn this phrase in Arabic alon...
Beginner - There's no soap

Date: November 12th, 2012

It sometime happens that you start the shower in a hotel and realize there is no soap. Today you will how to complain if there weren't any soap, and how to ask for one to be delivered to your room.
Beginner - Harassing girls

Date: November 2nd, 2012

Street harassment can take many forms, from sexually explicit comments and leering to even assault. Usually, teenage boys are the culprits. Today we go through a dialogue discussing a man who lacks ma...
Beginner - Being our guest

Date: October 10th, 2012

We love having guests in the podcasts, but do you know how to describe being a guest in Arabic? We're going to teach you a few words that should help you, and you will also learn what to say if you're...
Beginner - Your turn to sing

Date: September 21st, 2012

Some people can sing and some people can't, if you're one of those who can't and have been put on the spot to sing at a karaoke club for example, then tune in to this lesson to learn how to stand your...
Yes, there is even a song about little chicks in Arabic! It is cute, catchy and it contains lots of useful Arabic vocabulary, in the Levantine dialect. Tune in, but be warned, you might end up singing...
Beginner - No phone line

Date: August 29th, 2012

A nice and easy lesson for the beginners out there. You will learn how to explain that there is no tone on a telephone and possible reasons for the problem. The problem might be as obvious as not havi...
Beginner - Eid Mubarak

Date: August 19th, 2012

It's Eid! So you should know how to greet other people and return the greeting on this joyful occasion. The phrases in the podcast can also be used in other festivals such as Christmas or Easter so tu...
We're announcing the launch of our mobile/tablet version of the website in shape of a podcast! You will hear the excitement we have for this launch as well as plenty of useful vocabulary around the su...