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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi I (am) Nora.' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] هاي أنا نورا(hāī ʾanā nūrā)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Hi'
Nora: [Normal] هاي [Slow] هاي (hāī)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Nora: [Normal] أنا [Slow] أنا(ʾanā)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Nora'
Nora: [Normal] نورا [Slow] نورا(nūrā)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hi I (am) Nora.'
Nora: [Slow] هاي أنا نورا [Normal] هاي أنا نورا
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Hello, my name is Nora.'
Nora: [Normal] أهلاًً, أنا إسمي نورا(ʾhlanً, ʾnā ʾesmī nūrā)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Hello'
Nora: [Normal] أهلاً [Slow] أهلاً (ʾhlan)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Nora: [Normal] أنا [Slow] أنا(ʾnā)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my name'
Nora: [Normal] اسمي [Slow] اسمي(ʾesmī)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Nora'
Nora: [Normal] نورا [Slow] نورا(nūrā)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Hello, my name is Nora.'
Nora: [Slow] أهلاًً, أنا إسمي نورا [Normal] أهلاًً, أنا إسمي نورا
Becky: Next up is the informal way to say 'How are you? to a male'
Nora: [Normal] إزيك؟(ʾezzayyak?)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'How are you?'
Nora: [Normal] إزيك؟ [Slow] إزيك؟(ʾezzayyak?)
Becky: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'How are you?'
Nora: [Slow] إزيك؟ [Normal] إزيك؟
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'How are you, sir? also to a male'
Nora: [Normal] إزَّي حضرتك؟(ʾezzaī ḥaḍretak?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'How are..'
Nora: [Normal] إزي [Slow] إزي(ʾezzaī)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'You, Sir'
Nora: [Normal] حضرتك؟ [Slow] حضرتك؟(ḥaḍretak?)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'How are you, sir?'
Nora: [Slow] إزَّي حضرتك؟ [Normal] إزَّي حضرتك؟
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: When you introduce yourself in Egypt, it's polite to offer your right hand for a handshake. Also remember that nobody uses forsa sa'eedah, which means "Nice to meet you" anymore, so don't use it unless you want to sound like you're from the 80s!

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Can you introduce yourself in Egyptian Arabic?

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Saturday at 2:11 am
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أهلاً أميرة،


نورتينا! شكراً على المتابعة!


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اميره
Monday at 9:35 pm
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ماشاء الله والله انا مبسوطه لأنو ما بعرف كيف اشكركم ساعدتموني

اسمي اميره من ارض صومال

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Tuesday at 12:19 am
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Hi Kazuya,


ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome to our website. Feel free to give us feedback and ask us questions. Happy learning!


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Kazuya
Monday at 12:51 pm
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Ana isumy Kazuya wa min alyaabaan. My name is Kazuya and from Japan.

aharan wa saharan. Nice to meet you.

A durusu allugati alarabyiya hyi zyaamiaty. I study Arabic language at my university.

syukuran. Thank you.


I'm sorry, I can write Arabic, but I can't type in Arabic.

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Friday at 2:15 am
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Hi Hamza,


They are both

معاه


for singular masculine 3rd person.


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Friday at 2:13 am
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Hi Amal,


Ahlan! Ana Nora :)! tasharrafna!


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Amal
Tuesday at 5:28 am
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Ahlan Ana Amal

Hamza
Tuesday at 5:27 am
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What is had and has in Egyptian Arabic

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Thursday at 7:17 am
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Hi A,


Beautiful name!It should be:


ألميرا

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Hello ana,


We have lessons in MSA, Moroccan, and Egyptian dialects (which should be indicated in the series or lesson title).


Here is an example:

https://www.arabicpod101.com/index.php?cat=47


You can use the advanced search to find lessons if you type the keywords: 'Egypt' or 'Egyptian.'


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