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Post by Magy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:56 pm

is there any sites were you can listen to the sound of the word as well written i am finding it really hard to say the word,s without hearing what they sound like :oops:



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Post by LivinginLuxor » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:25 pm

The newer editions of Kuula Tamam - a thick textbook on Egyptian Arabic, has a CD with guides to pronunciation on it.
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Post by Rachel turner » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:46 pm

Hi magy
i have been using a cd i bought from amazon:- there are quite a few. They come complete with a handbook too., not very expensive. I use it in the car and chat along to it. Also there are various web sites that you can download simple conversations i have a few i sometimes have a go at on the computer. Its a start.
I can now infact understand more than i can speak- conversations i tend to be able to understand which i find weird -

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Post by BBLUX » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:28 pm

We have been using the Audible Arabic course "Teach Yourself Arabic Conversation".

http://www.audible.co.uk/aduk/site/audi ... Cookie=Yes

It is downloadable and can be copied to some makes of MP3 player.
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Post by Hurghadapat » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:01 pm

I had Arabic lessons in egypt and was learning to read it,write it and speak it but found in the end easiest way was to listen,use a phrase book and ask if not sure,but also found that mostly arabic is more or less spoken as it is written apart fron certain sounds which are hard for us as we don't use them in english but with practise they do become easy.Found Egyptian Arabic by Lonely Planet was very helpful as explains how to make the different sounds.
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Post by Ebikatsu » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Pimsleur Egyptian Colloquial Arabic set of CD's are great.
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Post by Rachel turner » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:51 am

yes i have seen the primsleur set of cds they seemed excellent - they were quite expensive and i couldnt get them in UK -had to send off Amazon and came from USA -but i seem to think you can get them secondhand too so would be a little cheaper.
I speak arabic at work to collegues who are actually now answering me back in Arabic he he and to my daughter- to her embarrassment....
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Post by Scorpio37 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:38 pm

I have a Pimsleur Language Program unused for sale if any one would like to contact me.

Why unused,have to admit too hard for me could not retain info.
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Post by Hurghadapat » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:50 pm

You think thats difficult just try having to learn to read it,write it and speak it all that the same time,thats what my lessons consisted of so needless to say after many months and lots of money decided to go it alone and learn it myself and found got on much faster. :roll:
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