Learn Arabic Lesson

What happened yesterday? (ماذا حدث أمس؟)

Read this story (A hard day for Adam at the university).

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Arabic Transliteration
كان يَوم الأحَد يَوم صَعْب بالنّسبة لِآدَم؛

 

ذَهَب إِلى الجامِعَة مُتَأَخِّراً؛ لأنّ الحافلة فاتت ولَمْ يَلحق بها

Kaan yawm l-‘aHad yawm SaAb ben-nesba le-‘adam.

 Thahab ‘elaa l-jaameAa muta’akheran. Le’an-na alHaafela faatat wa lam yalHaq behaa.

Sunday was a hard day for Adam.

He went to the university late because he missed the bus and he didn’t catch it.

فاتَتْ آدَم مُحاضِرة مُهِمّة؛ لأَنه صَحَا مُتَأخّراً وَوَصل إِلى الجامِعَة بَعْد الظُّهْر؛

 

 

وعِنْدَما دَخَل المُحاضرة الثانية؛ كَان الأستاذ مُنْزَعِجا مِنه بِسَبَب التَأَخّر؛ وَلِأنّه نَسِيَ كِتاباً هَامّاً في البَيت؛ فَقَدْ جَاءَ بِالحَقيبة الخَطَأ

faatat ‘adam muHaDara muhem-ma. Le’an-nahu SaHa muta’akheran wa waSal ‘elaa l-jaameAa baAd aTH-THuhr.

 

wa Aendamaa dakhal al-muHaaDara ath-thaaneya, kaan al-ustaaTh munzaAejan menhu besabab at-ta’akh-khur. wa le’an-nahu naseya ketaaban haam-man fil-bayt. fa-qad jaa’a bel-Haqiiba alkhaTa’.

Adam missed an important lecture, because he woke up late, and reached the university in the afternoon.

When he entered the second lecture, the professor was uncomfortable with him because of the delay, and because he had forgotten an important book at home, as he came with the wrong bag.

وَلكِنه قال السّبَب لِلأُستاذ؛ ولِذَلِك سَمَح لَه أَنْ يَدْخُل الصّف wa laken-nahu qaal as-sabab lel-ustaaTh. wa leThalek samaHa lahu ‘an yadkhul aS-Saf.
But he said to the professor the reason, so he allowed him to enter the class.
رَجَعَ آدَم إِلى البَيت بَعْدَ المُحاضَرات وَهُوَ زَعْلان جِدا لِما حَدَث؛

وَنام مُبَكّراً لِيصْحو قبل مَوْعِد الجامِعة بوَقت كاف في الصّباح

 

rajaAa ‘adam ‘elal-bayt baAd al-muHaaDaraat wa huwa zaAlaan jed-dan lemaa Hadath.

wa naam mubak-keran le-yaSHuu qabl mawAed el-jaameAa bewaqt kaaf fiS-SabaaH

Adam came back home after the lectures and he was very upset because of what happened.

And he slept early in order to wake up before the university with enough time in the morning.

Vocabulary:

English Arabic
hard / difficult صَعْب
easy سَهْل
for / to / in order to لـِ
as for / according to بالنّسْبَة لـِ
went ذَهَب
late مُتَأَخّر
early مُبَكّر  / باكِر
because لأنّ
bus حافِلَة
miss / miss out on فات
catch up يلحق بـ
important مُهِمّ / ـة
woke up صَحَا
arrived / reached وَصَل
when عِنْدَما
afternoon بَعْد الظّهْر
entered دَخَل
was كان
uncomfortable / mad مُنْزعج
because of بِسَبَب
delay تَأَخُّر
forgot نَسِيَ
already / may / perhaps قَدْ
came with / brought جاءَ بـِ
wrong خَطَأ
bag حَقيبَة
said قال
so لِذَلِك
allow سَمَح لـ / بـِ
came back / returned رَجَع
upset زَعْلان
happened حَدَث
slept نام
appointment مَوْعِد

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