MSA: The egg and the hunter (Conjunctions)

   
   

 

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صَيّادٌ
hunter

ظَلامٌ
dark

مَفْروضٌ
supposed to

غابَةٌ
forest

بَيْضَةٌ
egg

غَريبٌ
strange

بُنْدُقِيَّةٌ
gun

تَخْتَبِئُ
hiding

جائعٌ
hungry

لِأنَّ
because

أشْجارٌ
trees

سَمْعٌ
hearing
 

 

 

قَوِيَةٌ
hard

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue   

 كانَ هُناكَ صَيّادٌ يَسيرُ في الْغابَةِ وَمَعَهُ بُنْدُقِيّةً         [click]
 There was a hunter walking in the forest with a gun.

 اَلْغابَةُ كانَتْ مُمْتَلِئةً بِالْأشْجارِ وَأوْراقِ الْأشْجارِ        [click]
 The forest was full of trees and leaves.

 وَضَوْءُ الشَّمْسِ لَمْ يَكُنْ ظاهِراً لِأَنَّ فُروعَ الشَجَرِ كانَتْ كَثيرَةً جِداً          [click]
 And the sunlight was not visible because the branches of the trees were a lot.

الصَّيّادُ كانَ ماشِياً في الظَّلامِ بِبُطْءٍ يَبْحَثُ عَنْ أيِّ شَيءٍ يَأْكُلُهُ        [click]
 The hunter was walking in the dark slowly looking for anything to eat.

 لِأُنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ يَرىَ بِوُضوحٍ كانَ يَعْتَمِدُ عَلىَ سَمْعِهِ        [click]
 There was an egg standing behind him afraid.
 كانَت هُناكَ بَيْضَةٌ واقِفَةٌ وَراءَهُ خائفَةٌ        [click]
 Because he couldn't see well he relied on hearing.

رَأتْ  اَلْبَيْضَةُ اَلصَّيّادَ وَهُوَ ماشِياً بِبُطْءٍ وَمَعَهُ الْبُنْدُقِيَة وَجَرَتْ وَراءَ شَجَرَةٍ تـَخـْتـَبـِىءُ       [click]
 The egg saw the hunter while he was walking slowly with the gun and it ran behind the tree to hide.

 اَلصَّيّادُ كانَ يَعْلَمُ أنَّها وَراءَ الشَّجَرَةِ تَخْتَبِيءُ لِأنَّهُ سَمِعَها        [click]
 The hunter knew she was behind the tree hiding because he heard her.

 ماذا يَصْنَعُ؟ هُوَ كانَ جائعاً        [click]
 What should he do? He was hungry.

 اَلْمُشْكِلَةُ أنَّ رُصاصَةٌ مِنْ بُنْدُقِيَةٍ لا تَصْلـُحُ في قَتْلِ بَيْضَةٍ وَالصَّيّادُ كانَ يَعْرِفُ ذَلِكَ        [click]
 The problem is that a bullet from a gun can not kill an egg and the hunter knew this.
ألَيْسَ غَريباً أنَّ الْبَيْضَةَ اَلغَيْرَ قَوِيَّةٍ بِالْمَرَّةِ لا تَخافُ مِن صَيّادٍ بِبُنْدُقِيَّةٍ        [click]
Isn't it strange that the egg, that is not strong, is not afraid of a hunter with a gun?

 Questions with answers                                                                                                 
ما هِيَ الْحِكْمَةُ مِنْ الْقِصَّةِ؟        [click]

Q:  What is the moral of the story?

A:   No specific answers.

لِماذا اخْتَفَتْ الْبَيْضَةُ خَلْفَ الشَّجَرَةِ؟        [click]

Q:  Why did the egg hide behind the tree?

A:  No specific answers.

هَل تَسْتَطيعُ وَصْفَ الْغابَةِ؟        [click]

Q:  Can you describe the forest?

A:  No specific answers.

هَلْ اَلصَّيّادُ رَأىَ أوْ سَمِعَ الْبَيْضَةَ؟         [click]

Q:  Did the hunter see or hear the egg?

A:  No specific answers.

هَلْ اِصْطادَ الصَّيّادُ اَلْبَيْضَةَ؟       [click]

Q:  Did the hunter shoot the egg?   

A:  No specific answers.

 

   

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