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Connections 11: Nice to meet you!

In this lesson we look at two people meeting each other for the first time. We'll learn about introductions and the formalities associated with them....

Function: introductions

Published: May 31, 2012

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Connections 10: Fancy meeting you here!

Here we listen in to a conversation between two friends bumping into each other in the mall. Continuing with our themes of politeness, you'll learn how to apologise and you'll also learn some exclamations.  ...

Host: Omar
Function: farewells

Published: May 29, 2012

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Connections 9: Got Milk?

In this lesson you'll learn another way to say good-bye and how to negate in Arabic. Also notice how men tend to the grocery shopping in Arabian culture....

Host: Omar
Function: farewells

Published: May 27, 2012

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Connections 8: Are you free tomorrow?

In this lesson we're going to look at a short phone conversation between two friends that demonstrates how to form questions with the tone of your voice, oaths and how to ask someone if they're free.  ...

Host: Omar
Function: farewells

Published: May 24, 2012

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Connections 7: So long, farewell.

A great lesson that introduces you to farewells in Arabic. Arabs are well known for their generosity, and so it makes sense that they are also fond of grand statements of gratitude. In this lesson you'll learn one of the most common phrases of thanks....

Host: Omar
Function: farewells

Published: May 22, 2012

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Connections 6: Movie Night.

In this short exchange between an American and a Jordanian we get to see some of the nocturnal customs of Mediterranian cultures. This lesson introduces you to evening greetings....

Function: greetings
Host: Omar

Published: May 20, 2012

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Connections 5: Where to?

In this lesson we take a look at a short conversation between Tim, an American, and his Jordanian cab driver Salih. This is an introduction on how to get to places in the Middle East....

Function: greetings
Host: Omar

Published: May 17, 2012

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Connections 4: Good Morning.

Another beginner lesson continuing with the themes of greetings and introductions, we'll listen to a short conversation between two friends while they wait for a cab....

Function: greetings
Host: Omar

Published: May 15, 2012

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Connections 3: Do you have a moment?

Staying with theme of greetings, this lesson will also demonstrate how affection and politeness is shown in the Arab world....

Function: greetings
Host: Omar

Published: May 13, 2012

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Connections 2: Hello there.

This dialogue introduces more greetings, and you'll also learn how ask someone where they're from....

Host: Omar

Published: May 09, 2012

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Connections 1: What is your name?

This lesson teaches us a new way to say good-bye and how to negate things in Arabic. Notice how in Arabian culture men tend to do the grocery shopping....

Host: Omar

Published: May 08, 2012

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