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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking How Much Something Costs. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How much does this cost?' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] بكام ده؟(bekām dah?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how much'
Nora: [Normal] بكام [Slow] بكام (bekām)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'This (masculine)'
Nora: [Normal] ده [Slow] ده(dah)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Nora: [Slow] بكام ده؟ [Normal] بكام ده؟
Becky: Here's the way to ask, 'How much does this cost?’ when asking about a feminine object.
Nora: [Normal] بكام دي؟(bekām dī?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how much'
Nora: [Normal] بكام [Slow] بكام (bekām)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'this (feminine)'
Nora: [Normal] دي [Slow] دي(dī)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'How much does this cost? when asking about a feminine object'
Nora: [Slow] بكام دي؟ [Normal] بكام دي؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Nora: [Normal] أوكيه, هاخد دي.(ʾūkīh, hāḫud dī.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Ok'
Nora: [Normal] أوكيه [Slow] أوكيه(ʾūkīh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'll take'
Nora: [Normal] هاخد [Slow] هاخد(hāḫud)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'this (feminine)'
Nora: [Normal] دي [Slow] دي(dī)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Nora: [Slow] أوكيه, هاخد دي. [Normal] أوكيه, هاخد دي.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Nora: [Normal] لا, شكراً. ده غالي أوي.(lā, šukran. dah ġālī ʾwī.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Nora: [Normal] لا [Slow] لا(lā)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'thanks'
Nora: [Normal] شكراً [Slow] شكراً(škran)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this (masculine)'
Nora: [Normal] ده [Slow] ده(dh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'expensive'
Nora: [Normal] غالي [Slow] غالي(ġālī)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'very'
Nora: [Normal] أَوْي [Slow] أَوْي(ʾawī)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Nora: [Slow] لا, شكراً. ده غالي أوي. [Normal] لا, شكراً. ده غالي أوي.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: You need to learn the art of haggling if you are planning to go to the local market. Other than that, there is no haggling in supermarkets so if you stay in the normal shops, don't worry about it too much. I can't haggle very well either!

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 06:30 PM
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Let's practice asking prices here!

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Sunday at 06:10 PM
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Hi Hamza,


Thank you for posting.


Please check out how to write and say (includes audio) "cheap" in Arabic in our Arabic Dictionary:

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Regarding your other question, our Arabic team will soon give you a reply.


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Hi A,


In Arabic and many other languages, every noun has a gender and you have to memorize it consciously every time. Just remember that the ة in the end of a word makes it feminine most of the time.


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A
Thursday at 05:08 AM
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What makes it f or m object

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Hello Philippe,


Thank you! Good to see that you are checking Egyptian Arabic lessons as well!


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Better interface. I hope it goes live.