Note: we are changing the day of the meetup from Monday to Tuesday!
This is a meetup that focuses on practicing the spoken dialect(s) of Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan. The goal is to support one another in learning and improving, not to offer a comprehensive Arabic class. Native or experienced speakers are welcome to come and help or get some conversation practice, and others are welcome to come and learn. ًLaurel recommends using the downloadable textbook Syrian Colloquial Arabic as a companion to this meetup, but it is not required.
This week we keep working on the verb conjugations. We will use the first three verbs from the Verb List and a chart of conjugations (thanks Alex and Mays!). We'll review present tense and work on past tense:
1. To ask سأل
2. To be كان
3. To be able to قدر
Please print the chart of conjugations for your reference. If you need help with pronunciation, check out this sound file in which a Lebanese native speaker reads the verb list for us.
We may sing نا عجوزتي a children's song. I made a rudimentary recording of it (download audio here).
Don't forget to listen to plenty of Arabic in your spare time! Immerse yourself!