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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 17 - Why? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask the question ‘why’ in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Why are you late?' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] أتأخرت ليه؟(ʾitʾaḫḫart līh?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you were late'
Nora: [Normal] إتأخرت [Slow] إتأخرت (ʾitʾaḫḫart)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'why'
Nora: [Normal] ليه [Slow] ليه(līh)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Why are you late?'
Nora: [Slow] أتأخرت ليه؟ [Normal] أتأخرت ليه؟
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to your boss. Here's the way to say, 'I Did not catch the train.'
Nora: [Normal] مالحقتش القطر.(mel-ḥi'tiš el-'aṭr.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I Did not make it in time for'
Nora: [Normal] مالحقتش [Slow] مالحقتش (mel-ḥi'tiš)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the train'
Nora: [Normal] القطر [Slow] القطر(el-'aṭr)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Did not catch the train.'
Nora: [Slow] مالحقتش القطر. [Normal] مالحقتش القطر.
Becky: Here's a question meaning 'Why do you leave so early?'
Nora: [Normal] بتنزل بدري أوي كده ليه؟(btinzil badrī ʾawī kidah līh?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you leave home'
Nora: [Normal] بتنزل [Slow] بتنزل(btinzil)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'early'
Nora: [Normal] بدري [Slow] بدري(badrī)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'very'
Nora: [Normal] أوي [Slow] أوي(ʾawī)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'like that'
Nora: [Normal] كده [Slow] كده(kidah)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'why'
Nora: [Normal] ليه [Slow] ليه(līh)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Why do you leave so early?'
Nora: [Slow] بتنزل بدري أوي كده ليه؟ [Normal] بتنزل بدري أوي كده ليه؟
Becky: Here's a command meaning, 'Do not miss the train.'
Nora: [Normal] متفوتش القطر!(matfawwitš el-'aṭr!)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'Don't miss'
Nora: [Normal] متفوتش [Slow] متفوتش(matfawwitš)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the train'
Nora: [Normal] القطر [Slow] القطر(el-'aṭr)
Becky: Listen again to the command, Do not miss the train.'
Nora: [Slow] متفوتش القطر! [Normal] متفوتش القطر!
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: You can say the word leeh alone if the sentence in question is implied in the conversation, like you would say "why" on its own sometimes. The answer to leeh usually starts with ashaan, which is the Egyptian Arabic word for "because".

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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