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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who Is It? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who someone is in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Who is he?' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] مين ده؟(mīn dh?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Who'
Nora: [Normal] مين [Slow] مين (mīn)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'he'
Nora: [Normal] ده [Slow] ده(dah)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Who is he?'
Nora: [Slow] مين ده؟ [Normal] مين ده؟
Becky:Here's the informal way to ask, 'Who is she?'
Nora: [Normal] مين دي؟(mīn dī?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Nora: [Normal] مين [Slow] مين (mīn)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'she'
Nora: [Normal] دي [Slow] دي(dī)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Who is she?'
Nora: [Slow] مين دي؟ [Normal] مين دي؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Nora: [Normal] أنا.(ʾnā)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Me'
Nora: [Normal] أنا [Slow] أنا(ʾanā)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'It's me.'
Nora: [Slow] أنا. [Normal] أنا.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'It is my friend.'
Nora: [Normal] ده صاحبي.(dh ṣāḥbī)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Nora: [Normal] ده [Slow] ده(dah)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'my friend'
Nora: [Normal] صاحبي [Slow] صاحبي(ṣāḥbī)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'It is my friend.'
Nora: [Slow] ده صاحبي. [Normal] ده صاحبي.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: If someone that you didn't expect is knocking at your door, the common question you can ask is miin? before opening the door.
This literally means "Who (is this)?".

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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Who is next to you or near you right now?

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Tuesday at 11:10 AM
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Hi Hamza,


You say:


mahaddesh hena

ماحدش هنا


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Hamza
Friday at 08:58 AM
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How to say nobody is there

Hamza
Friday at 08:58 AM
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W la haga

Hamza
Friday at 08:56 AM
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What my friend but for girl

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Tuesday at 06:45 AM
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Hi ana, Hi A,


di is it (feminine) or she

dah is it (masculine) or he


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ana
Sunday at 11:59 AM
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so di is she what would be he would it also be dah

A
Thursday at 03:33 PM
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No translation for he or she

A
Thursday at 03:32 PM
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There’s no translation for hero she

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Thursday at 11:38 PM
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Hi Atallah,


Good choice!


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