ARABIC 1 Newsletter Lesson 9
Lesson 9 Starts Today (أبريل 15-11)
At the End of Lesson 9, you will learn: أهداف تعليم الدرس التاسع
In this lesson, you will learn :
- Several cultural concepts related to the value of "neighborhood", hospitality, and Arabic black coffee.
- How to introduce your family members to someone.
- How to use demonstrative pronouns in the Arabic sentence.
- Methods of converting nouns to dual form.
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Hospitality in the Arabic Culture
Hospitality (diyafa- ضيافة) is a defining characteristic of Arab culture. This cultural value can be traced to the Bedouin roots of Arab culture who were obliged to offer protection and shelter to strangers—even fugitives. Thus, it is impossible for Arabs, including the poor, to turn away a visitor and deny him hospitality.
Coffee is an important element of this hospitality as Arabic black coffee was famous all over the world for its rituals of preparation, roasting, grinding, boiling, pouring etc..
Tea is also an important drink that Arabs consider an expression of gratitude to getting together with people in the community. They even drink it in the summer and consider it an important and healthy drink. Among Arab countries, Egypt is the first in rates of drinking tea followed by Saudi Arabia.