Vocabulary

In this section

  • You will learn new vocabulary that is related to self-introduction. You will learn to talk about yourself in more detail like where you live, what you study, and work.
  • Next, you will learn specific vocabulary on study majors and learn how to use them in context.
  • You will learn vocabulary of jobs and professions that will help you talk about your potential career.
  • You will learn names of languages in Arabic and exchange ideas about what languages you and your family speak.
  • Finally, you will test yourself in self-checking modules.

Vocabulary (1)

Listen to new vocabulary related to self-introduction in the following recording and repeat as you follow along in the list of words underneath. Listen as many times for fluency.

 


Study the following vocabulary list on self-introduction.

English Arabic
I live أسكُن
I study أدرُس
I work أعمَل
I speak أتكلّم
language لُغة
address عُنوان
my address عُنواني
my age عُمري
nationality جِنسية
my nationality جِنسيتي
origin/descent أصْل
father أب = والِد
my father أبي = والِدي
mother أُم = والدة
my mother أُمّي = والدتي
what? + verb ماذا
what? + noun ما
who? مَن
with who? مَع مَن
where? أين
from where? مِن أين
which? أي
in which? في أي
how? كيف
is/are/does/do..? هل
when? مَتى

Activity (1): With the teacher, ask and answer questions guided by the following exchanges.

Student Teacher
أنا أسكن في مدينة لانسنغ. يا ما يكل! أين تسكن؟
أنا أدرُس اللُّغة العَربية وماذا تدرُس؟
نعم . أنا أعمل في ستاربَكس هل تعمل؟
أنا أسكُن في مدينة ديترويت يا جاكي! أين تَسكُنين؟
أنا أدرُس اللُّغة العَربية وماذا تدرُسين؟
لا. أنا لا أعمل هل تعملين؟

Vocabulary (2)

Listen to new vocabulary on study fields and majors in the following recording and repeat as you follow along in the list of words underneath. Listen as many times for fluency.

 

Study the following vocabulary list on study fields and majors.

English Arabic
literature الأدَب
history التاريخ
philosophy الفلسفة
law الحقوق
political sciences العلوم السياسية
international relations العلاقات الدولية
enginerring الهندسة
medicine الطب
science العلوم
business adminstration إدارة الأعمال
psychology عِلم النفس
anthropology علم الإنسان
international studies الدراسات الدولية
religion الدين
accounting المحاسبة

 

Vocabulary (3)

Listen to new vocabulary on study fields and majors in the following recording and repeat as you follow along in the list of words underneath. Listen as many times for fluency.

 

Study the following vocabulary list on jobs and professions.

English Arabic
doctor دكتور - دكتورة
teacher مُدرّس - مُدرّسة
manager مُدير - مُديرة
employee موظف - موظفة
secretary سكرتير - سكرتيرة
translator مُترجم - مُترجم
engineer مُهندس - مُهندسة
accountant مُحاسب - مُحاسبة
lawyer مُحامي - مُحامية
professor أستاذ - أستاذة
worker عامِل - عامِلة
ambassador سفير - سفيرة
office مكتب
company شركة
army الجيش
government الحكومة
officer ضابط - ضابطة

 

Activity (2): Ask and answer questions with your classmates using the following prompts.

The following table includes questions that you use to ask your classmates. You can will use the right column when asking a male and the left column when asking a female.

With a female classmate With a male classmate
ماذا تدرسين؟ ماذا تدرس؟
في أي جامعة تدرسين؟ في أي جامعة تدرس؟
هل تعملين؟ أين تعملين؟ هل تعمل؟ أين تعمل؟
ماذا تريدين أن تعملي؟ ماذا تريد أن تعمل؟
ماذا يعمل والدكِ؟ وأين يعمل؟ ماذا يعمل والدكَ؟ وأين يعمل؟
ماذا تعمل والدتكِ؟ وأين تعمل؟ ماذا تعمل والدتكَ؟ وأين تعمل؟

 

Vocabulary (4)

Listen to new vocabulary on names of languages in the following recording and repeat as you follow along in the list of words underneath. Listen as many times for fluency.

 

Study the following vocabulary list on names of different languages.

English Arabic
Arabic اللغة العربية
English اللغة الإنجليزية
French اللغة الفرنسية
Spanish اللغة الأسبانية
Swahili اللغة السواحيلية
German اللغة الألمانية
Russian اللغة الروسية
Japanese اللغة اليابانية
Chinese اللغة الصينية
Portuguese اللغة البرتغالية
Indian اللغة الهندية
Malay اللغة الماليزية
Hebrew اللغة العِبرية
Turkish اللغة التُركية
Italian اللغة الإيطالية

 

 

Key Takeaways

You have now gained knowledge of:

  • New vocabulary that has to do with self-introduction, immediate family presentation, study majors, languages, and jobs and professions.
  • You have gained the skills of using question words in standard Arabic.
  • This vocabulary section provides the ground for the following sections, which will help you contextualize the subsequent grammar concepts and other language and conversational skills.

 

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