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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 14 - When Will You Return? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask ‘when’ questions in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'When will you return?' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] هترجع إمتى؟(hatirǧaʿ ʾimtā?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you will return'
Nora: [Normal] هترجع [Slow] هترجع (hatirǧaʿ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'When'
Nora: [Normal] إمتى [Slow] إمتى(ʾimtā)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'When will you return?'
Nora: [Slow] هترجع إمتى؟ [Normal] هترجع إمتى؟
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask, 'When are you leaving?'
Nora: [Normal] هتروح أمتى؟(hatrawwaḥ ʾmtā?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you will leave'
Nora: [Normal] هتروح [Slow] هتروح (hatrawwaḥ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'when'
Nora: [Normal] إمتى [Slow] إمتى(ʾimtā)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Nora: [Slow] هتروح أمتى؟ [Normal] هتروح أمتى؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I will go in two hours.'
Nora: [Normal] هروح بعد ساعتين.(harūḥ baʿd sāʿtīn.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I will go'
Nora: [Normal] هروح [Slow] هروح(harūḥ)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'after'
Nora: [Normal] بعد [Slow] بعد(baʿd)
Becky: Last is the word meaning '2 hours'
Nora: [Normal] ساعتين [Slow] ساعتين(sāʿtīn)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I will go in two hours.'
Nora: [Slow] هروح بعد ساعتين. [Normal] هروح بعد ساعتين.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I will return next week.'
Nora: [Normal] هارجع الإسبوع الجاي.(hārǧʿ el-ʾisbūʿ el-ǧāī.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I will return'
Nora: [Normal] هارجع [Slow] هارجع(hārǧaʿ)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'week'
Nora: [Normal] الإسبوع [Slow] الإسبوع(el-ʾisbūʿ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'next'
Nora: [Normal] الجاي [Slow] الجاي(el-ǧāi)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I will return next week.'
Nora: [Slow] هارجع الإسبوع الجاي. [Normal] هارجع الإسبوع الجاي.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: Learning how to say the time in Egyptian Arabic is important. Don't worry though, it's very easy! Just use the word el-saa'ah meaning "o'clock" then say the number in the feminine form. For example, if you want to say “It's 4 o'clock”, you say el-saa'ah arba'ah and so on.

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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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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Sunday at 06:06 PM
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Hi Hamza,


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

https://www.arabicpod101.com/arabic-dictionary/


In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Sunday at 03:12 PM
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Hi Ana,


Thank you for posting.


Please check out these lessons:

What Time Is It?

https://www.arabicpod101.com/lesson/survival-phrases-53-what-time-is-it/


What Time Does It Close/Open?

https://www.arabicpod101.com/lesson/survival-phrases-54-what-time-does-it-closeopen/


Should you need extra help with grammar, check out our grammar banks:

https://www.arabicpod101.com/arabic-grammar/


Hope this helps! If you have any questions, please let us know.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Ana
Friday at 12:11 AM
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Can you give more examples in the lessons on telling time in the future because I don’t fully understand this

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Thursday at 11:39 PM
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Hi Atallah,


What is your goal through learning Egyptian Arabic :D?


Nora

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Atallah
Tuesday at 03:32 AM
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هروح الساعه تلاته

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Wednesday at 09:24 PM
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Hi Adil,


2 hours is irregular. It is treated as a dual noun, gaining the suffix ين

The rest of the numbers will follow the usual rules :)

ثلاث ساعات

أربع ساعات


Nora

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adil
Thursday at 01:40 AM
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it shows 2 hours as saAataeen. i thought 2 was itnan? where am i misunderstanding? then how would you say 3 hours or 4 hours?