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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Egyptian Arabic Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to apologise for yourself and say that you didn't do it on purpose in Egyptian Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Excuse me.’ or ‘Sorry.' in Egyptian Arabic.
Nora: [Normal] سوري(sori)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Sorry'
Nora: [Normal] سوري [Slow] سوري (sori)
Becky: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Excuse me./Sorry.'
Nora: [Slow] سوري [Normal] سوري
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Excuse me.'
Nora: [Normal] بعد إذنك.(baʿd ʾeḏnak.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'after'
Nora: [Normal] بعد [Slow] بعد (baʿd)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'your permission'
Nora: [Normal] إذنك [Slow] إذنك(ʾeḏnak)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Excuse me.'
Nora: [Slow] بعد إذنك. [Normal] بعد إذنك.
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'I didn't mean it.'
Nora: [Normal] مش قصدي(meš qaṣdī)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Nora: [Normal] مش [Slow] مش(meš)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'my intention'
Nora: [Normal] قصدي [Slow] قصدي(qaṣdī)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I didn't mean it.'
Nora: [Slow] مش قصدي [Normal] مش قصدي
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'I'm sorry.'
Nora: [Normal] أنا آسف.(ʾanā ʾāsef.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Nora: [Normal] أنا [Slow] أنا(ʾanā)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'sorry'
Nora: [Normal] آسف [Slow] آسف(ʾāsef)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'm sorry.'
Nora: [Slow] أنا آسف. [Normal] أنا آسف.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nora: In the streets of Egypt, it's important to apologize, but it's also important to be confident and strong while doing so, because you can find all sorts of people in the streets. Some of them might not be good people and try to take advantage of the situation, so it’s important to be careful!

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 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Let's practice in the comments!

ArabicPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 12:38 am
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Hi Adil,


Your guess is spot on :) Egyptian pronounce that ق as a glottal stop ء


Nora

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adil
Tuesday at 7:48 pm
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مس قصدي when written is mesh qasdi but when it is spoken sounds like she was saying mesh asdee. more like أ instead of a ق. is my ears decieving me or do egyptions not fully pronounce thr ق ?