When you complete Volume 2 of the Spoken Lebanese curriculum at ALPS Beirut you will be able to know and use all of the verb tenses in the spoken dialect. In addition to learning some of the most commonly used verbs, you will continue to learn important vocabulary words and improve your conversation skills.
We begin with a review of the present tense and focus on irregular present tense verbs and verbs with a shaddeh.
Then we will add “I want” baddii and “I can” fiinii to present tense verbs and move to the present continuous tense:
Now that you can say things like “I want to drink coffee,” we’ll move to the past so you can say “Thanks, but I just drank a cup of coffee,” and the future, “I will see you tomorrow at the cafe.”
As you grown in your conversation skills you’ll learn to ask questions like these and many more:
The active participle is used a lot in Spoken Lebanese and there are a few important concepts about the “ism faa3el” for you to know in order to sound Lebanese. We will cover the active participle in depth so you become confident in using it to discuss the past, present and future.
Here is one sentence that uses the active participle from the infinitive to write:
By the end of the book we have covered the verb tenses and you have had the chance to learn and practice conversations that frequently occur in daily life. This book concludes the beginners level at ALPS and now you are ready for what’s next!