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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Arabic in Jordan

Language Lessons

Region
North Africa and the Middle East, Jordan
Subjects
Cross-Cultural Understanding, Foreign Language

Classical Arabic is the formal language in Jordan. It is used in books, newspapers, radio and T.V. However, you should know that the normal Jordanian conversation is often quite different from the formal language. Dialects of the people you meet will vary based on ancestry and regions within Jordan. For example the word (coffee) is pronounced "gahwa" in rural areas, but in Amman it is pronounced "ahwa". These lessons will help you learn normal conversation in Jordan, rather than focusing on formalities

In the podcasts, several topics are introduced where you will find some Arabic words and expressions along with their transliteration and English meaning. Some grammatical and cultural lessons are also included in order to help you familiarize yourself with the language as well as the culture.

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