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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to Read Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to read prices in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'One pound.' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] جنيه(ǧiniīh)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'pound'
Nora: [Normal] جنيه [Slow] جنيه (ǧiniīh)
Becky: Listen again to the word meaning 'One pound.'
Nora: [Slow] جنيه [Normal] جنيه
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'Ten pounds.'
Nora: [Normal] عشرة جنيه(ʿašrah ǧenīh)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Ten'
Nora: [Normal] عشرة [Slow] عشرة (ʿašrah)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pound'
Nora: [Normal] جنيه [Slow] جنيه(ǧenīh)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Ten pounds.'
Nora: [Slow] عشرة جنيه [Normal] عشرة جنيه
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'Fifty-five pounds.'
Nora: [Normal] خمسة و خمسين جنيه(ḫamsah wa ḫamsīn ǧenīh)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'five'
Nora: [Normal] خمسة [Slow] خمسة(ḫamsah)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'and'
Nora: [Normal] و [Slow] و(w)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'fifty'
Nora: [Normal] خمسين [Slow] خمسين(ḫamsīn)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pound'
Nora: [Normal] جنيه [Slow] جنيه(ǧenīh)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Fifty-five pounds.'
Nora: [Slow] خمسة و خمسين جنيه [Normal] خمسة و خمسين جنيه
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'Two and a half pounds.'
Nora: [Normal] إتنين جنيه و نص(ʾetnīn ǧenīh wa nuṣ)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'two'
Nora: [Normal] إتنين [Slow] إتنين(ʾetnīn)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'pound'
Nora: [Normal] جنيه [Slow] جنيه(ǧenīh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'and'
Nora: [Normal] و [Slow] و(w)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'half'
Nora: [Normal] نص [Slow] نص(nuṣ)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Two and a half pounds.'
Nora: [Slow] إتنين جنيه و نص [Normal] إتنين جنيه و نص
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: Understanding prices and numbers is very important if you want to make sure you are getting a good price, because you will be able to understand the prices the locals around you are getting! Also, street sellers in Egypt rarely speak English.

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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