Please write to your instructor if for some reason you cannot attend class.
Resits are scheduled on Wednesday 30 June and Tuesday 6 July at 19:00. All resits are online via Zoom. The students need to sign up by email at for one of these options.
Please try to miss as few classes as possible. NOTE: UvA Talen’s rule is that you cannot miss more than two classes to be eligible for the final exam.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14, through page 194.
Homework for next class:
Learn vocabulary in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14.
Do exercises 8, 9, 10, and 12.
Watch the video described on p. 199 and answer the questions. The videos are on this page.
Since we will be talking about the weather in Arabic, you may want to look at this Egyptian weather page.
Pages 194-194 have references to St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai. Here is the Wikipedia page about that: Dutch, English.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14 (remainder).
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15. Exercises 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11.
Homework for next class:
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14: Write a reply to the postcard in exercise 14.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15: Exercises 1 and 7. Do the bottom of exercise 12 on p. 209, where you have to rewrite the paragraph in third person. Next time we will do the exercise on page 210; please think ahead about what you will need to say.
Do Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, exercise 15, which is a writing exercise. Turn it in to your instructor in class.
Look at Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, exercise 14 on page 241. If you do not have a paper dictionary, it may be difficult for you to do, but at least carefully read the explanation of weak verbs on page 240.
what’s the difference between Oon ans een plurals. Eg Muslimoon and muslimeen, zalimoon and zalimeen, katibeen and katiboon……. I want a plain answer as a non Arab reader of The Quran….. shall be so grateful. No one has been much help.. Thanks
The difference between -uun(a) and -iin(a) requires an understanding of the Arabic case system; all nouns appearing in one of the three cases, which are nominative, genitive, and accusative. -uun is nominative, while -iin is used for both genitive and accusative. Which case is used depends on its function in the sentence. So, for example, the direct object of a verb will be in the accusative, so in a sentence meaning “they greeted the Muslims” the accusative form muslimiin will be used, whereas a subject appearing after a verb will always be nominative, so in a sentence meaning “the Muslims arrived” (with a word order where the subject follows the verb) the nominative form muslimuun would be used. I hope that helps!