[26] Podcast msa: a policeman's counter-ego

   
   

Step 1 of 4: Review grammar theme for podcast

podcast grammar theme: adjectives


Step 2 of 4: Listen to podcast  

 

     
             

 

Step 3 of 4: Review words in podcast     

 

   
              

   
              

سَعيدٌ
happy

اِسْتَعْبَطـَ

heacting dumb

عَرَبَتُهُ
his car

لا مَثيلَ لَهُ
cool/laid back

فوجـِىءَ
he was surprised

لَمْ يَكُنْ
was not

ثارَ
he got angry

مُتـَضَايِقٌ
he is fed up

اَلشُّرْطِيُّ
policeman

مَذْهولٌ
stunned

صَمَتَ
shuts up

رُخَصٌ
licenses

مُتْوَتَّرٌ
nervous

مُحْرَجٌ
embarrassed

لَيْسَتْ مُشْكِلَة ً
not a problem

مُضْحِكٌ
funny

مُرْتَبِكٌ
confused

مُخالَفَةٌ
street ticket

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue     

كانَ يوجَدُ رَجُلٌ اِسْمُهُ سام        [click]
  There was a man by the name of Sam.

سام كانَ في عَرَبَتِهِ عَلىَ الطَّريقِ السَّريعِ      [click]
  Sam was in his car on the highway.

سام كانَ  يَقودُ بِسُرْعَةٍ        [click]
  Sam was driving quickly.

سام كان سَعيداً وَيِشْعُرُ أنَّهُ لا مَثيلَ لَهُ        [click]
  Sam was happy and felt he was cool.

اَلشُّرْطِيُّ رَآهُ وَأوْقَفَهُ         [click]
  The policeman saw him and stopped him.
اَلشُّرْطِيُّ لَمْ يَكُنْ سَعيداً  وَثارَ عَلىَ سام       [click]
  The policeman was not happy and got angry with Sam.

سام نَظـَرَ إلىَ اَلشـُّرْطـِيِّ وَكانَ مَذ ْهولاً        [click]
  Sam looked at the policeman and was stunned.

اَلشُّرْطِيُّ طـَلـَبَ مِنْ سام رُخَصَهُ        [click]
  The policeman requested from Sam his licenses.

سام أصْبَحَ مُتـَوَتِّراً وَقَرَّرَ أنْ يكونَ مُضْحِكاً        [click]
  Sam became nervous and decided to be funny

سام أخْرَجَ أرَجوزاً بَدَلاً مِنْ الرُخَصِ        [click]
  Sam took out not the licenses but a puppet.
اَلْأراجوزُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مُتَوَتِّراً بَلْ كانَ مُضْحِكاً        [click]
  The puppet was not nervous but was funny.

اَلْأراجوزُ اِسْتَعْبَطـَ وَقالَ لِلشُّرْطـِيِّ        [click]
  The puppet was acting dumb and said to the policeman:

اِتْرُكْنيِ أَحِلُّ هـَذا اَلأمْرَ        [click]
  Let me solve the situation here.

اَلشُّرْطـِيُّ فوجـِىءَ وَكانَ مُتـَضايِقاً        [click]
  The policeman was surprised and was fed up.

سام صَمَتَ        [click]
  Sam shuts up.
اَلْأراجوزُ صارَ مُحْرَجاً وَمُرْتَبِكاً        [click]
  The puppet became embarrassed and confused.

الشُّرْطـِىُّ قالَ لِلْأراجوز: لا لَيْسَتْ مُشْكِلـَة ً. اِتْرُكْني أَحِلُّ هـَذا اَلأمْرَ        [click]
  The policeman tells the puppet: No, it's not a problem. Let me solve the situation here.

اَلشُّرْطِيُّ أعْطىَ الْأراجوزَ مُخالَفـَةً        [click]
  The policeman gives the puppet a ticket.

 Questions with answers   
ماذا كانَ اِحْساسُ سام وَهُوَ يَقودُ عَرَبَتـَهُ؟        [click]

Q:  What was Sam's mood while driving his car?

A:  سام كان سَعيداً وَيِشْعُرُ أنَّهُ لا مَثيلَ لَهُ
      
Sam was happy and felt he was cool.

ما الَّذي أخْطـَاءَ فيهِ سام؟        [click]

Q:  What did Sam do wrong?

A:  سام كانَ  يَقودُ بِسُرْعَةٍ
      
Sam was driving quickly.

كَيْفَ كانَ سام يَشْعُرُ عِنْدَما أوْقـَفـَهُ الشُّرْطـِيُّ؟        [click]

Q:  How did Sam feel when stopped by the policeman?

A:  سام كانَ مَذ ْهولاً
      
Sam was stunned.

كَيْفَ كانَ يَشْعُرُ الشُّرْطـِيُّ تِجاهَ الْأراجوزِ؟        [click]

Q:  How did the policeman feel towards the puppet?

A:  اَلشُّرْطـِيُّ فوجـِىءَ وَكانَ مُتـَضايِقاً
     
The policeman was surprised and was fed up.

هَلْ يُعْطي الشُّرْطِيُّ سام مُخالـَفـَة ً؟        [click]

Q:  Does the policeman give Sam a ticket? 

A:  اَلشُّرْطِيُّ أعْطىَ الْأراجوزَ مُخالَفـَةً
     
The policeman gives the puppet a ticket.


 

   

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