Ein bekanntes Geräusch in Ägypten

Das hier ist ein ganz vertrautes Geräusch, was sicherlich schon viele gehört haben, die einmal in Ägypten in einer der Städte oder auf dem Land gelebt haben. Wenn man es hört, dann ist der Gasflaschenlieferant unterwegs. Er schlägt mit dem Schraubenschlüssel gegen die Gasflasche, um auf sich und seine Dienstleistung aufmerksam zu machen. Der Rundumservice beinhaltet die Anlieferung der vollen Gasflasche bis zum Herd, den Austausch und Anschluss sowie den Abtransport der leeren Flasche! Also, wenn Sie das nächste Mal […]

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Wenn die Traurigkeit des Herzens einen Stein erweicht

Die Memnonkollosse gehören sicherlich mit zu den bekanntesten Monumenten des Tals der Könige. Um die am Eingang stehenden und noch immer stolz auf die Vorbeiziehenden wartenden ranken sich manch mystische Geschichten. So wie auch diese hier. Memnon war in der griechisch-römischen Mythologie ein halbgöttlicher König, der von Achilleus vor den Toren Trojas getötet wurde. Memnons Mutter holte einst seinen Leichnam zurück, wo sie ihn seither Tag für Tag beweinte. Der morgendliche Tau, der vom Himmel fiel, sollen ihre Tränen gewesen sein […]

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Der liebevolle Katzenvater

Manchmal können wir es kaum verstehen, dass einige Dinge unser Herz sehr berühren können. Ja, warum erzähle ich eigentlich diese Geschichte? Weil mich dieser Kater sehr beeindruckt hat. Auf den Straßen Ägyptens sind streunende Tiere Normalität. Aber dieser Kater hier war etwas Besonderes. Wenn man die Möglichkeit hat, Tiere über einen längeren Zeitraum zu beobachten, dann kann man sich doch manchmal wirklich nur wundern. Dieser Kater war ein Familienvater, sicher nichts Ungewöhnliches in der Familie der Katzen, aber er war […]

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Are Arabic dialects taught in schools or universities?

Arabic dialects are not taught in schools or universities None of the Arabic dialects are “taught” in the Arab world because they are acquired as mother tongues. Therefore, the idea of teaching the spoken vernacular in a formal classroom setting is unfamiliar to most Arabic speakers. Nonetheless, speaking skills are important and necessary for students whose goals include visiting Arabic countries. Learn Egyptian Arabic from the comfort of your own home Are you looking for a way to learn Egyptian […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Hotel #12

Learn how to ask questions in a hotel in Egyptian Arabic In the evening, Lisa calls a hotel and asks, “El Oda bekam fel Yom?” The manager replies that a single rooms costs $20 per night and a double room costs $30 per night. She asks him if she can come within one hour and get a single room. He agrees. Lisa arrives at the hotel, checks in, and goes to her room. Her room is decorated beautifully. She calls […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Common Questions #11

Learn how to ask common questions in Egyptian Arabic The next day, Karim and Lisa meet at a fast food restaurant that is located in the Abu Hagag Square. They order burgers and soft drinks. While they are eating and chatting, they watch some tourists with their tour guide visiting Luxor Temple. Most of the tourist wear big hats or sunglasses to protect themselves from the sun. After they have finished eating, they go to the bookstore that is beside […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Family and Friends #10

Learn how to ask about family and friends in Egyptian Arabic Lisa arrives at the Luxor train station. Her Russian friend, Olga, picks her up from the train station and drives her to her apartment. Olga orders a pizza. While waiting for the pizza, they talk about their Egyptian friend’s wedding. Lisa asks Olga, “Negiib anhi hadeya lel 3ariis wa el 3aruussa?” Olga laughs and tells her that they could go shopping in the morning and by a microwave oven […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Travel #9

Learn how to ask travel related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa is in the train station and gets in line with a group of people standing in front of a ticket booth. She hears how the first person in the row who seems to be a foreigner asks the ticket seller, ”Where can I buy tickets?” The ticket seller tells him that only Egytians can buy a ticket here to Luxor and foreigners need to buy a ticket from a […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Bureaucracy #8

Learn how to ask bureaucracy related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa needs to go to the embassy. She is standing in front of a shop,waiting for a taxi. In the meanwhile a man comes and stands beside her. She looks at him and asks him where he needs to go and he says, “Ana lazim aruuH es-Sifaara.” Around 20 minutes later, they arrive at the embassy. She stands in a line and when it’s her turn, the person behind the […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Shopping #7

Learn how to ask shopping related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa and Laila arrive at a souvenir shop, but it’s closed. Lisa asks Laila, “El MeHall beyeftaH es-Sa3a kam?” Laila looks at Lisa and tells her that the shop owner is praying in the mosque and will come in around 25 minutes. Both go to a nearby shisha cafe and order shisha and two black coffees. They talk about the beautiful places in Egypt that Lisa should visit. As they […]

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