Audio lessons

Hello, Amira. I am a beginner in Arabic language and I have listened to the first lesson. But I can not download that audio lesson. I tried to click the right button and to save the MP3 file, but nothing happens. So, I was wondering if there was any other way to download audio lesson. Thank You. Vaida
zainab-ansari

zainab-ansari

maybe there's something wrong with your web browser? try with another one like firefox or something. it might work...
Amira-Zaki

Amira-Zaki

Hi Vaida, Thanks for your post. The type of trouble you're having sounds like it's because you either had or currently have the Free Six Day Trial version, which doesn't let you save the mp3s. I suggest emailing our support team with your email address and they can look into it and sort it out for you. And for you both: We do recommend Firefox as your browser as it works best with all the functions of the course. Best of luck for your Arabic learning! :) - Amira

Hi! pls am just a novice , so I need all round help kind regards Vincent .
Zaheen-b

Zaheen-b

Dear Amira I am unable to unload the the lessons which I bought Ie Mp3 Audio Regards Zaheen

hi do u all pepole helps me in arabic
Rocket-Languages

Rocket-Languages

Dear Zaheen, Thank you for your patience. As you may know our offices are in Christchurch, New Zealand and were destroyed in the recent earthquake. All our staff got out safely and we are in the process of moving into new premises. Please can you send us feedback (using the left hand navigation button) if you are still unable to download the mp3s. Kind regards Amira
Amira-Zaki

Amira-Zaki

Ahlan Zaheen, I hope you have managed to download your mp3 files - if you are still having trouble, please email support@rocketlanguages.com Vincent and Hafeez - are you needing help with anything in particular? Please let me me know if you do! - Amira

Fantastic programme

I am new at learning arabic .in my city they don't speak arabic and make dua I can learn and teach it.it is my dream.udh uh lee.durban south africa.
Amira-Zaki

Amira-Zaki

Ahlan Goolam C I hope you are enjoying the course so far! All the best for your Arabic :) - Amira
Hubert-N

Hubert-N

Hi Amira, السلام عليكم يا اميرة This is a great course. I bought it 12 days ago, and have already covered about 15 lessons (not to speak, but being able to listen and follow when sentences are spoken fairly fast). Although it will be too late for me, I have two suggestions for you to think of before the next release. 1. (Minor) Erica's pronunciation for Sharm-el-Sheikh. It sounds like SheeSH, and that confused me initially as I did not know which of the two pronunciations to follow. 2. The pronunciation of 'L' - as in the definite article - before various nouns. For example, 'the floor' in lesson 6.1 is sounded out in Arabic as 'iLL-door'. Then further, when the whole sentence is translated, it is "sha2ti fi iLL-door il tani". When I thought I finally figured out how to say "iLL-door", suddenly it becomes "iDD-door" in the lesson! This is thouroughly confusing to a student who is a non-Arab person. In the initial explanation, it might be ok to have the iLL and door spoken separately, but where they are combined, the sound of 'L' should not be there in any instances! It took a while for me to figure out what was going on. But getting rid of the 'L' sound in such cases will be a challenge after repeating it so many times! Kind regards, Hubert
almog-s

almog-s

hi
Amira-Zaki

Amira-Zaki

Ahlan Hubert, Thanks for your feedback and my apologies for the late reply. The issue of pronouncing "L" before nouns is an example of elision in Arabic. Much like we would pronounce "unlike her" as "unlaikker" where the "h" just kind of disappears. Another example of elision in English is "comfortable" which is pronounced "comftabel". If you were trying to pronounce "unlike her" to a non-English speaker you would probably say "un-like-her" clearly whilst pronouncing each proper sound, however when you speak fast the H is lost naturally. It's not something that native speakers would notice but to a non-native speaker there is a big difference! However, the H is technically still there, much like how the "L" is still there in "iLL door" - you just might not hear it pronounced half the time. It is a complicated topic but there are elision rules in Arabic. Unfortunately this isn't covered in Rocket Arabic since it is a beginners course with an informal setting but you might find this document helpful with explaining elision in Arabic (page 17): http://www.arabic-studio.com/support-files/reading_and_writing.pdf I hope this helps to clear up any confusion and please let me know if you need any further explanations. All the best! - Amira
Carol-R4

Carol-R4

The L stays or disappears depending on the first letter of the following word. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_and_moon_letters "'iLL-door', suddenly it becomes 'iDD-door'" because door starts with a sun letter.
Carol-R4

Carol-R4

I see two of the underscores in that Wikipedia URL were lost in the forum software. The last part of the URL should be Sun underscore and underscore moon underscore letters
Alan-R-G

Alan-R-G

Thanks for the great course. It is tops!!
Mary-S109

Mary-S109

Hearing 'Egyptian' Arabic again is like music to my ear but when now I try to speak it/learn it I get a sore throat...I do not recall this happening to me when I used to speak (only a little) Arabic in Egypt many, many years ago??? Anyway I am enjoying learning and shall persevere ... Thanks

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