asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Light Reading

This is a question-and-answer drill. The examples follow the pattern of, "Do you have Arabic clothing? Yes, I have Arabic clothing. Where did you buy it? I bought it from Baghdad." The reader on the cassette speaks Egyptian dialect, pronouncing the j like g and the dh like z.

You can't buy this type of course (called FLAMRIC) in a bookstore; I purchased it out-of-pocket (for around 500USD, if I remember) from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey just after I left the service. Officially it was only for sale to active-duty personnel but they didn't ask me for ID when I mail-ordered it. I don't know whether DLI still publishes these courses or not.
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