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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 4 - Asking How Someone Is. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer how someone is in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'How are you?' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] لا باس؟(lâ bâs?)
Becky: This expression has two words meaning 'nothing wrong?'
Khalil: [Normal] لا باس [Slow] لا باس (lâ bâs?)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How are you?'
Khalil: [Slow] لا باس؟ [Normal] لا باس؟
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to someone you don’t know well. Here's the formal way to ask, 'How are you?'
Khalil: [Normal] كي داير؟(kî dâyr?)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'how are you'
Khalil: [Normal] كي داير [Slow] كي داير (kî dâyr)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'How are you?'
Khalil: [Slow] كي داير؟ [Normal] كي داير؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm fine. Thank god.'
Khalil: [Normal] بخير, الحمدلله.(bikhîr lHamdullâh)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'fine'
Khalil: [Normal] بخير [Slow] بخير(bikhîr)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thank god'
Khalil: [Normal] الحمدلله [Slow] الحمدلله(lHamdullâh)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I'm fine. Thank god.'
Khalil: [Slow] بخير, الحمدلله. [Normal] بخير, الحمدلله.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Not so well.'
Khalil: [Normal] شويا و كان.(shwiyyâ w kân)
Becky: This expression means 'a little only'
Khalil: [Normal] شويا و كان. [Slow] شويا و كان.(shwiyyâ w kân)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Not so well.'
Khalil: [Slow] شويا و كان. [Normal] شويا و كان.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: In Morocco, the French expression "ça va" is also often used to both ask and answer how someone is.

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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ArabicPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Listeners! How are you? Try answering this question in Moroccan Arabic.

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Tuesday at 4:07 am
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Hi Ulrike,


بخير, الحمد لله!


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بخير, الحمدالله.

كي داير؟