Welcome to Iraqi Tutor, an instructional program designed to help you understand Iraqi Arabic as people actually speak it in Iraq.
Iraqi Tutor consists of interactive lessons in which you watch short video clips from a popular Iraqi TV show and listen to audio clips of dialogue and vocabulary. The program contains eight lessons, each with 4–6 scenes, and an introduction to Iraqi Arabic that covers the Iraqi phonetic system, pronunciation practices, and other characteristics of the Iraqi dialect.
Iraqi Tutor focuses on listening comprehension, with audio-transcripts and glossaries giving you the opportunity to fully absorb the sound of the language. Consult the help section for a recommended strategy to get the most out of Iraqi Tutor.
Ayyaam al-Ijaazawas a popular, long-running Iraqi television program that offers many insights into the Iraqi culture and dialect. The series was produced by Salman Yousif and directed by Imad Abdil-Hadi, with lead actors Mohammed Abdil-Rahim and Hanaa’ Mohammed. It centers around a family of four (the parents and their two children) as they plan a family vacation and during their vacation. As is often the case in TV comedies, excessive emphasis is displayed in some of the dialogue. Note that the theme of almost every scene is inspired by a saying or a proverb, which is a characteristic of Iraqi TV comedies.
- Cast of main characters
- Wadii9, the husband, played by Mohammed Abdil-Rahim
Labiiba, the wife, played by Hanaa’ Mohammed
Naa’il, the son, played by Husam-Ildeen Sabri
Lamiis, the daughter, played by Laila Yousif