Last night, to prep for an assignment to teach part of my Arabic class, I made mad-libs about characters from Twilight. In Arabic. I envy the vocabulary of most 1st graders, so they are quite simple. It was strangely exciting to see how much narrative I could create with my semester-and-a-bit of Arabic.
[If you are reading this and I am a prominent diplomat or Supreme Court Justice, don’t hold my baby grammar against me. I’m sure you did silly things when you were 21 too.]
Enjoy the silly sentences!
.إدوارد كولنز __________ غريب و _________; يسكن مع عائلته
Edward Cullens is a strange and ____________ ___________; he lives with his family.
.والدة إدوارد ________ صغيرة: إسمها ايسمي
Edward’s mother is a small _____________: her name is Esme.
.زوج ايسمي دكتور لطيف في مدينة ___________. اسمه كارلايل
Esme’s husband is a kind doctor in the city of _____________. His name is Carlisle.
(name of a city)
.إدوارد يحب _________ إسمها بلا سوان
Edward loves a _________ named Bella Swan.
بلا بنت جميلة و _________ .هي تحب الكتب-
Bella is a beautiful and __________ girl. She loves books.
.إدوارد الآن __________ بلا
Edward is now Bella’s ___________.
!مبروك ادوارد وبلا
Congratulations Edward and Bella!
“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars—points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.”–Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.514