FROM MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide to Transitioning to Colloquial Arabic
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Chapter 1: A: Transitioning to CA:Final voweling and greeting terms in MSA and CA. B: Greetings and ending conversations. 1. Formal greetings conversation: at work. 2. Informal greetings conversation. 3. Practice: Complete the dialogue. C: Cultural insight: Ending a conversation in a culturally acceptable manner. Chapter 2: A: Transitioning to CA: WH Question words in MSA and CA. Examples of using WH words in short dialogues. B: Requests. 1. Taxi. 2. Requesting train tickets. 3. At the restaurant. 4. Practice: Complete the dialogue. C: Cultural insights: Giving directions. 7 | From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s guide for transitioning into Colloquial Arabic. Chapter 3: A: Transitioning to CA: Verb tenses. B: Dialogues. 1. At the sports club (present tense. 2. Missing a lecture at the university (future tense. 3.What did you do yesterday? (past tense. 4. Practice: Complete the dialogue. C: Cultural insights: Phone conversations and communicating among different age groups in the Arab world. Chapter 4: A: Transitioning to CA: Negation in MSA vs CA. Mini-Dialogues: Examples of using negations and invitations. B: Accepting and rejecting invitations. 1. Accepting an invitation to lunch. 2. Politely rejecting an invitation to an outing. 3. Practice: Complete the dialogue. C: Cultural insights: Tips on dealing with culturally sensitive situations.
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