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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to Read Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to read prices in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'One Dirham.' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] درهم(drham)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'one Dirham'
Khalil: [Normal] درهم [Slow] درهم (drham)
Becky: Listen again to the word meaning 'One Dirham.'
Khalil: [Slow] درهم [Normal] درهم
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'Ten Dirhams.'
Khalil: [Normal] عشرة د الدراهم (‘shra d ddrâhm)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'ten'
Khalil: [Normal] عشرة [Slow] عشرة (shra)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'of Dirhams '
Khalil: [Normal] د الدراهم [Slow] د الدراهم (d ddrâhm)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Ten Dirhams.'
Khalil: [Slow] عشرة د الدراهم [Normal] عشرة د الدراهم
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'Fifty-five Dirhams and ten cents.'
Khalil: [Normal] خمسة و خمسين درهم و عشرة سنتيم(khmsa w khmsîn drham w ‘shra santîm)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'Fifty-five'
Khalil: [Normal] خمسة و خمسين [Slow] خمسة و خمسين (khmsa w khmsîn)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'Dirhams '
Khalil: [Normal] درهم [Slow] درهم (drham )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'and '
Khalil: [Normal] و [Slow] و(w)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'ten cents'
Khalil: [Normal] عشرة سنتيم [Slow] عشرة سنتيم(‘shra santîm)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Fifty-five Dirhams and ten cents.'
Khalil: [Slow] خمسة و خمسين درهم و عشرة سنتيم [Normal] خمسة و خمسين درهم و عشرة سنتيم
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'Twenty-six Dirhams and seventy cents.'
Khalil: [Normal] ستة و عشرين درهم و سبعين سنتيم. (stta w ‘shrîn drham w sb‘în santîm)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'twenty six'
Khalil: [Normal] ستة و عشرين [Slow] ستة و عشرين (stta w ‘shrîn)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'Dirhams '
Khalil: [Normal] درهم [Slow] درهم(drham)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'and'
Khalil: [Normal] و [Slow] و(w)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'seventy cents '
Khalil: [Normal] سبعين سنتيم [Slow] سبعين سنتيم(sb‘în santîm)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Twenty-six Dirhams and seventy cents.'
Khalil: [Slow] ستة و عشرين درهم و سبعين سنتيم. [Normal] ستة و عشرين درهم و سبعين سنتيم.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: The dirham is the official currency of Morocco. However, very often, Moroccans will talk about prices in “rials”, which is an older form of currency. 1 Dirham is about 20 rials.

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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