This book focuses on helping you learn the Arabic you need to meet people, get around Beirut and to have basic conversations.
Here are some examples of the Arabic survival skills you will have after about 60 class hours with Spoken Levantine Volume 1:
This book continues to use Arabic and the phonetic alphabet for the first five chapters. After the 5th lesson, only the Arabic script is used.
Lebanese pronounce their vowels in a unique way, so seeing the words written out phonetically helps you sound more Lebanese from the start.
You’ll also be able to ask questions like: “Where are you from?” or “Is this your phone?” (These questions don’t use a verb in Arabic either)
After non-verbal sentences, you’ll learn to use some of the most common verbs in the present tense:
With every verb you’ll learn nouns and adjectives that are commonly used with them.
And as in very book, we’ll teach you some expressions that are truly Lebanese: