MSA: Friendly aliens rule - (Adjectives)

   
   

 

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أجانـِبٌ
aliens 

كـَثيرو اَلـْكـَلامِ
talkative

نـَحـْتاجُ
in need of

 

غـَريبٌ
strange

حـَدَثَ شَيْءٌ
something happened

اَلـْيَوْمُ
today

 

مـُبْتـَهـِجونَ
good spirited

بـَشـَرٌ
humans

وَصـَلَ
arrived

 

مـُتـَفَئـِلونَ
optimistic

كـَوْكـَبٌ
planet

قـَناةٌ
channel

 

مـُتـَكـَبـِّرونَ
arrogant

إطـْلاقاً
not at all

إنْ كانَ يـُمْكـِنُـهـُمْ
if they could

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue   

اَلْمُذيعُ: صَباحَ الْيَومِ حـَدَثَ شَـيْءٌ غَريبٌ لَناَ جـَميعاً           [click]
 The spokes person - This morning something strange happened to all of us.

حـَدَثَ شَيءٌ غـَريبٌ لـِلْعالَمِ وَلـِلْبَشَرِ            [click]
 Something strange happened to the world and to humans.

اَلـْيَومَ وَصَلَ مـِنْ كـَوْكَبٍ آخَرٍ أجانِبٌ خـُضـْرٌ           [click]
 Today arrived, from another planet, green aliens.

اَلأجانـِبُ الْخـُضْرُ غـَريبوُ الشـّكـْل لـَكـِنـَّهُم مـُبْتـَسـِمونَ وَمـُبـْتـَهـِجونَ وَمـُتـَفائـِلونَ              [click]
 The green aliens look strange but are smiling, good spirited, and optimistic.

وِفـْقاً لـِقـَناةِ سِ بِ بِ ،نـَحْنُ كـَبَشَرٍ أبـْيَضٍ، بُنِّيٍ، أصْفَرٍ وَأسـْوَدٍ نـَحـْتاجُ أنْ نـَتَغـَيـَّرَ وَأنْ نـَنظـُرَ لـِلـْأُمورِ بـِطـَريقـَةٍ               [click]
 In the opinion of channel CBB we as white, brown, yellow, and black humans need a change and another point of view.
اَلـْأجانـِبُ الـْخـُضـْرُ لـَيْسوا مـُتـَكـَبـِّرينَ وَلا مـُكـْتـَئـِبينَ وَلا كـَثيرو *الـْكـَلامِ            [click]
 The green aliens are not arrogant nor depressed.... nor talkative.

لـَقـَدْ سـَألوا إنْ كانَ يـُمْكـِنـْهـُمْ اَلـْعـَيْشَ بـَيـْنَنا          [click]
 They asked if they could live in the midst of us.

بـَعـْضُ الْبـَشـَرِ يـَشـُكـُّونَ أنَّ الـْأجانـِبَ لـَيـْسوا مـِثـْلـَنا ـِالـْمَـرَّةِ            [click]
 There are some humans that are suspicious that the aliens are not like us at all.

بـَعـْضُ الـْبـَشَرِ يـَشـُكـّونَ أنَّ الـْأجانـِبَ لـَيـْسوا هـُنا إطـْلاقاً             [click]
 There are some humans that are suspicious that the aliens are not here at all.

لـَكـِنَّ الـْأجانـِبَ مـُتـَفائـِلونَ وَيـرْغـَبونَ في اَلـْعـَيْشِ بـَيْنـَنا           [click]
 But they are optimistic and want to live in the midst of us.
ما رَأيـُكـُمْ؟           [click]
 What do you think?

 Questions with answers                                                              
ما هـِيَ بـَعـْضُ صـِفاتِ اَلـْأجانـِبُ الـْخـُضْرُ؟         [click]

Q:  What are some characteristics of the green aliens?

A:   هُم مـُبْتـَسـِمونَ وَمـُبـْتـَهـِجونَ وَمـُتـَفـَئـِلونَ
    smiling, good spirited, optimisticoptimistic

ماذا تـظـُنُّ قـَناةُ سِ بِ بِ بـِالنـِّسـْبـَةِ لـِحـُلولِ اَلـْأجانـِبِ ؟        [click]

Q:  What does channel CBB think of the arrival of the aliens?

A:  نـَحـْنُ نـَحـْتاجُ أنْ نـَتَغـَيـَّرَ وَأنْ نـَنظـُرَ لـِلـْأُمورِ بـِطـَريقـَةٍ مـُخـْتـَلـِفَة
    In the opinion of channel CBB we as humansneed a change and another point of view.

ماذا طـَلـَبَ اَلـْأجانـِبُ؟        [click]

Q:  What did the aliens request?

A:  لـَقـَدْ سـَألوا إنْ كانَ يـُمْكـِنـْهـُمْ اَلـْعـَيْشَ بـَيـْنَنا
    They asked if they could live in the midst of us.

ما اَلـّذي يـَشـُكُّ فيهِ بـَعـْضُ الْبـَشَرِ بـِالـنـِّسـْبـَةِ لـِلـْأجانـِبِ؟       [click]

Q:  What are some humans suspicious of regarding the aliens?

A:  بـَعـْضُ الْبـَشـَرِ يـَشـُكـُّونَ أنَّ الـْأجانـِبَ لـَيـْسوا مـِثـْلـُنا ـِالـْمَـرَّةِ
    They are suspicious that the aliens are not like us at all and are suspicious that the   aliens are not here at all.

What is the difference between an adjective and an active participle?      [click]

A:  Active participles serve as adjectives and are frequently formed from active verbs.

   

 This podcast is MSA/Classical Arabic. Now see the Egyptian colloquial/spoken version.

   

   

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