Colloquial Arabic of Egypt by Russell McGuirk

By Russell McGuirk

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D 5 tíshrab áhwa? shay? áywa, min fáDlak. e 6 tákul Tába’ bilíila? shay? áywa, min fáDlak. f 36 Dialogue 2 Rita Stanley is now seated at her table in the restaurant. A waiter approaches. IG-GARSÓN: tishrábi eh HaDrítik? 9aSíir? kóhla? kárkaday? RITA STANLEY: máyya min fáDlak. Tába’ il-yohm eh? IG-GARSÓN: Tába’ il-yohm kabáab wi kófta, wi 9andína wára’ 9ínab, sabáanikh, omlíit. HaDrítik tiHíbbi máSri? RITA STANLEY: áywa. háatli k-kabáab wi sálaTa. IG-GARSÓN: wáaHid kabáab wi sálaTa! What would you like to drink?

Bínti eh? 4 – abúki kamáal. – ? 5 – miráatak láyla. – Exercise 3 Look at Samira’s family tree and listen to the description. = láyla samíira 4211 9osmáan Hásan ána ísmi samíira w-ána min buur sa9íid. akhúya ísmuh Hásan w-úmmi ism(á)haa láyla. bába … abúya … ísmuh 9osmáan. 24 Now make up a similar description for Widaad’s family from Giza. = fawzíyya hiláal ánwar widáad sáara ána ísmi widáad … Exercise 4 Make up a few sentences about your own family and their names. Try to say the sentences out loud to practise speaking.

Or ímta? /da miin? Who’s that? / iS-Súura di fayn? Where’s this picture [taken]? Exercise 6 Give the questions for these answers, as in the example. 1 da íbni áHmed. ➔ miin da? 2 di bínti sáara. 3 iS-Súura di fi maSr. 4 il-rádyo bitáa9 úmmi. 5 il-fáraH fiS-Sayf. 6 khaTíbti fi dáhab. Exercise 7 Imagine you are showing your photo album to an Egyptian friend. Listen to the recording and answer her questions as prompted. You will hear a model answer after the pauses. 4211 30 Arabic script Here are two more letters of the Arabic alphabet: ¿ … the letter nuun, pronounced ‘n’ as in ‘net’ the letter yaa, pronounced ‘y’ as in ‘yet’, or ‘ee’ as in ‘bee’ Joining letters When at the beginning or in the middle of a word, nuun and yaa have the same basic shape as baa, taa and thaa in Unit 1.

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