Sunday, September 11, 2005

Learn Arabic from the BBC

كلمات في الأخبار

You really have to get creative to learn Arabic well. Here is one of many ways to learn more vocabulary. The BBC regularly provides an English learning service for Arabic speakers at their online site. This service is called كلمات في الأخبار which means Words in the News. Clicking on this will take you to a page that contains a short description in Arabic of a current news article from the BBC. After this short description, there are selections of the original English text followed by a vocabulary list of Arabic that explains the meaning of certain selected words from the article.

For example, an article about forest fires contained the following English text followed by Arabic Vocabulary:

"Most of those who died are thought to have been incinerated in their cars as they tried to escape the flames. They've been fuelled by a cocktail of high summer temperatures, gusting winds and tinder dry conditions."

احترق بالكامل

a cocktail

gusting winds
رياح عاتية

tinder dry conditions
جفاف شدي

Although this service is actually for Arabic speakers learning English, we can use it to our advantage and learn in the reverse. Below is the link to the كلمات في الأخبار online learning service. The title of the page is تعليم الإنجليزية. When this page comes up - choose an article and it will take you to the English and Arabic texts.

كلمات في الأخبار - Words in the News

Enjoy! Jeremy


At 04:20, Anonymous rasheed said...

this is absolutely good
thnk you for this programme

At 03:40, Blogger khalandar said...

Thanks a lot!. A practical way of learning Arabic. Some more vocabularies will be more effective


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