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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to say 'Can I have the menu?' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] ممكن المنيو لو سمحت؟(mumkin el-minīū law samaḥt?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'could I have'
Nora: [Normal] ممكن [Slow] ممكن (mumkin)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the menu'
Nora: [Normal] المنيو [Slow] المنيو(el-minīū)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'if'
Nora: [Normal] لو [Slow] لو(law)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'allowed'
Nora: [Normal] سمحت؟ [Slow] سمحت؟(samaḥt?)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Can I have the menu?'
Nora: [Slow] ممكن المنيو لو سمحت؟ [Normal] ممكن المنيو لو سمحت؟
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'What do you recommend?'
Nora: [Normal] إيه أحلى حاجة عندكو؟(ʾiīh ʾaḥlā ḥāǧah ʿandukū?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'What '
Nora: [Normal] إيه [Slow] إيه (ʾiīh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'tasty'
Nora: [Normal] أحلى [Slow] أحلى(ʾaḥlā)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'thing'
Nora: [Normal] حاجة [Slow] حاجة(ḥāǧah)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'here'
Nora: [Normal] عندكو [Slow] عندكو(ʿandukū)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'What do you recommend?'
Nora: [Slow] إيه أحلى حاجة عندكو؟ [Normal] إيه أحلى حاجة عندكو؟
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'A coffee for me.'
Nora: [Normal] أنا هاخد قهوة.(ʾanā hāḫud 'ahwah.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Nora: [Normal] أنا [Slow] أنا(ʾanā)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'will take'
Nora: [Normal] هاخد [Slow] هاخد(hāḫud)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'coffee'
Nora: [Normal] قهوة [Slow] قهوة(ahwah)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'A coffee for me.'
Nora: [Slow] أنا هاخد قهوة. [Normal] أنا هاخد قهوة.
Becky: Finally, here is an informal way to say 'I want a water.'
Nora: [Normal] عايز ميه.(ʿāyiz mayyah.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I want'
Nora: [Normal] عايز [Slow] عايز(ʿāyiz)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'water'
Nora: [Normal] ميه [Slow] ميه(mayyah)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'I want a water.'
Nora: [Slow] عايز ميه. [Normal] عايز ميه.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: In case the coffee shop or the restaurant you are in is very loud – which is usually the case in Egypt because Egyptians are generally loud – your best bet to be noticed by the waiter when you want to make an order is to raise your hand and say law samaht! with a loud tone of voice!

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, what would you like to order?

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Friday at 08:08 AM
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هاي سيارا,


أنا كمان عايزة كشري!!!


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Ciara
Sunday at 04:34 AM
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Ana 3ayza koshari lol

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Hi Atallah,


وأنا هاخد عصير

:D


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Atallah
Thursday at 12:09 AM
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انا هاخد شاي