Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

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Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby NIKOLIĆ » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:14 pm

Here's a list of resources for learning Levantine Arabic. Feel free to comment if you have any suggestions, and I'll be sure to add them to this list.

I have posted links to Amazon and other websites where you can order the resources that are not free, since doing otherwise would be against the forum rules, but if you're a pirate, matey, with a bit of snooping around you'll find the treasure you're looking for.

COURSES:
DLI Syrian Arabic
DLI Levantine - Headstart
Colloquial Arabic - Levantine
Cours D'Arabe Palestinien Vol 1
Cours D'Arabe Palestinien Vol 2
Eastern Arabic by: Frank A. Rice and Majed F. Sa'ed
Syrian Colloquial Arabic - A Functional Course
Levantine Arabic For Non-Natives
Pimsleur - Eastern Arabic
FSI Levantine Arabic - Pronunciation Course
Speaking Arabic (Palestinian)

DICTIONARIES:
The Olive Tree Dictionary of Eastern Arabic
A Dictionary of Syrian Arabic

GRAMMAR BOOK(S):
A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic

TV, YOUTUBE CHANNELS, WEBSITES, PODCASTS:
GLOSS - Click on "Arabic - Levantine".
Soft Thorns - A Syrian TV show with English subtitles.
Khwatem - Syrian TV show
Fee Zooroof Ghameda - Syrian TV show
Itiham - Lebanese? TV show
Learn Arabic Naturally
MTV Lebanon
Roya TV - Jordanian.
Female Show - Jordanian
Roya Comedy
Roya Drama - A lot of Jordanian TV shows here.
Roya Music
Hyperlink Podcast - A podcast about technology. I believe it was discontinued, but I'm not sure.
Culture Talk Arab - Levant
Addounia TV Live - Syrian
RTV Drama - Syrian
Sama TV - Syrian
Revolutionary Arab rap: The Index - Lyrics and translations of Arabic rap songs.
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby Daristani » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:49 pm

Another excellent resource, more comprehensive than some of the others cited, is the four-volume, plus audio, set "Speaking Arabic", published in Israel and dealing with the Palestinian dialect. It's available on Ebay and on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Arabic- ... ing+arabic
and here's the website from the publisher, which offers some samples: http://www.minerva-books.com/products/s ... c/?lang=en
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby NIKOLIĆ » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:11 pm

Daristani wrote:Another excellent resource, more comprehensive than some of the others cited, is the four-volume, plus audio, set "Speaking Arabic", published in Israel and dealing with the Palestinian dialect. It's available on Ebay and on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Arabic- ... ing+arabic
and here's the website from the publisher, which offers some samples: http://www.minerva-books.com/products/s ... c/?lang=en
Thank you. I've added it to the list.
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby Daristani » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:41 pm

Further to the above, I see that Georgetown University Press has put the audio to their book "Eastern Arabic" online for free download at the following site: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/langua ... ern-arabic

(Go to the left of the page where it says "Explore this title" and the audio files are available just below marked as "pronunciation", "units 1-9", "units 10-19", and "units 20-30")

In recent years, Georgetown has sold the book along with the audio, but when it was first published, the book was sold separately and the audio, then on cassette tapes, was quite expensive. I suspect that a fair number of libraries may have copies of the book, but possibly not the audio, so the free availability of the audio is a welcome development.
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby jeetchi221 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:44 pm

Hello,


Below is a link for the audio of "A Course in Levantine Arabic" by Ernest McCarus. The book is already available around the net.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j48vs07qatz30fe/AAB4bewBwIiAFuD58wJSEq6ma?dl=0
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby lemonzy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:59 am

A resource I use is http://www.talkinarabic.com/ It is a great website for video lessons, but it comes as a subscription.
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Re: Levantine Arabic Resources (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Lebanese dialects)

Postby fuoriluogo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:19 am

Hey, I have registered just to write here.
You need to add:

"Keefak" – a good smartphone app for learning Lebanese (it comes with transliteration only but it's good anyway to pick up some vocabulary),

The Living Arabic project dictionary, a great online vocabulary for both Egyptian and Shami dialect: http://www.livingarabic.com/levantine-a ... ionary.php,

and to the book list "Teach yourself spoken Arabic" by Omar and Khaled Nassra (they also have a website called nassraarabicmethod.com): http://www.lulu.com/shop/khaled-nassra/ ... 29814.html. There is no audio and this is quite a big problem, but the first part is a good short introduction to the grammar of Levantine Arabic and there are some good dialogues.

"Mamnou3", a satirical Lebanese series with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/user/MAMNOU3tube

ع كل حال شكرا كتير يا رفيقي
this is the best list i've seen so far!

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