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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who Is It? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who someone is in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Who is it?' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] شكون؟(shkûn )
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'who'
Khalil: [Normal] شكون [Slow] شكون (shkûn )
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is it?'
Khalil: [Slow] شكون؟ [Normal] شكون؟
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the way to ask, 'Who is that?'
Khalil: [Normal] شكون هدا؟(shkûn hadâ?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Khalil: [Normal] شكون [Slow] شكون (shkûn )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'that'
Khalil: [Normal] هدا [Slow] هدا(hadâ)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is that?'
Khalil: [Slow] شكون هدا؟ [Normal] شكون هدا؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Khalil: [Normal] هدا انا(hadâ ’anâ)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that'
Khalil: [Normal] هدا [Slow] هدا (hadâ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'me'
Khalil: [Normal] انا. [Slow] انا. (’anâ)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'It's me.'
Khalil: [Slow] هدا انا [Normal] هدا انا
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'That’s my friend.'
Khalil: [Normal] هدا صاحبي. (hadâ SâHbî)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that'
Khalil: [Normal] هدا [Slow] هدا(hadâ )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'my friend '
Khalil: [Normal] صاحبي [Slow] صاحبي(SâHbî)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'That’s my friend.'
Khalil: [Slow] هدا صاحبي. [Normal] هدا صاحبي.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: Being able to ask “who is that/ who is it?” comes in quite handy. It can be used either in face to face conversations, when answering on the phone, or even when someone is knocking at your door.

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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