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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking How Much Something Costs. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs, in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How much does this cost?' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] بشحال هاد الشي؟ (bshHâl hâd shshî)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how much'
Khalil: [Normal] بشحال [Slow] بشحال (bshHâl)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Khalil: [Normal] هاد [Slow] هاد (hâd )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thing'
Khalil: [Normal] الشي [Slow] الشي(shshî)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Khalil: [Slow] بشحال هاد الشي؟ [Normal] بشحال هاد الشي؟
Becky: Now, imagine you want to haggle. Here's the way to say, 'Lower the price a bit, please.'
Khalil: [Normal] نقص شوي فالتمن عفاك.(nqaS shwiyya fttaman ‘afâk.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'reduce'
Khalil: [Normal] نقص . [Slow] نقص . (nqaS )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a bit'
Khalil: [Normal] شوي [Slow] شوي(shwiyya )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'in the price'
Khalil: [Normal] فالتمن [Slow] فالتمن (fttaman )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Khalil: [Normal] عفاك [Slow] عفاك(‘afâk)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Lower the price a bit, please.'
Khalil: [Slow] نقص شوي فالتمن عفاك. [Normal] نقص شوي فالتمن عفاك.
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Khalil: [Normal] واخا، غناخدو. (wakhkhâ, ghannâkhdû. )
Becky: First is a word meaning 'OK'
Khalil: [Normal] واخا [Slow] واخا(wakhkhâ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'I'll take it'
Khalil: [Normal] غناخدو [Slow] غناخدو(ghannâkhdû. )
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'OK, I'll take it.'
Khalil: [Slow] واخا، غناخدو. [Normal] واخا، غناخدو.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Khalil: [Normal] لا، شكرا. غالي بزاف. (lâ, shukran. ghâlî bzzâf. )
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Khalil: [Normal] لا [Slow] لا(lâ)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'thanks '
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا [Slow] شكرا(shukran)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'expensive '
Khalil: [Normal] غالي [Slow] غالي (ghâlî)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'too much '
Khalil: [Normal] بزاف [Slow] بزاف(bzzâf)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Khalil: [Slow] لا، شكرا. غالي بزاف. [Normal] لا، شكرا. غالي بزاف.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: In Morocco, especially in touristic areas and small shops, haggling is a very useful skill to have. In fact, it’s almost expected, and so the seller might initially name a higher price with the expectation of having to lower it. In newer modern stores and supermarkets, haggling is not possible.

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!
Khalil: بسلامة (bslâma)

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice asking prices here!

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Tuesday at 10:16 pm
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Hi Md Nafis,


I hope this was useful!


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هاد.معني هذه....this.

الشيء...معنيmeaning ..thing