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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 6 - Refusing Politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely refuse an invitation in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'No, thank you.' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] لا شكرا(lâ shukran)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'No'
Khalil: [Normal] لا [Slow] لا (lâ)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Thanks'
Khalil: [Normal] شكرا [Slow] شكرا(shukran)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'No, thank you.'
Khalil: [Slow] لا شكرا [Normal] لا شكرا
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'Sorry I can't.'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي, ما نقدرش(smaH liya, mâ nqdarsh)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'sorry'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي [Slow] سمح لي (smaH liya)
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'I can't'
Khalil: [Normal] ما نقدرش [Slow] ما نقدرش(mâ nqdarsh)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Sorry I can't.'
Khalil: [Slow] سمح لي, ما نقدرش [Normal] سمح لي, ما نقدرش
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'Sorry, I am busy that day.'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي, مشغول فداك النهار.(smaH liya, mshghûl fdâk nnhâr)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'Sorry'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي [Slow] سمح لي(smaH liya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'busy'
Khalil: [Normal] مشغول [Slow] مشغول(mshghûl )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'on that'
Khalil: [Normal] فداك [Slow] فداك (fdâk )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'day'
Khalil: [Normal] النهار [Slow] النهار(nnhâr)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Sorry, I am busy that day.'
Khalil: [Slow] سمح لي, مشغول فداك النهار. [Normal] سمح لي, مشغول فداك النهار.
Becky: Finally, here is an informal way to say 'Sorry, I don’t have time.'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي, ما عنديش الوقت(smaH liya, mâ ‘ndîsh lwaqt)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'Sorry'
Khalil: [Normal] سمح لي [Slow] سمح لي(smaH liya)
Becky: Next is the phrase meaning 'don’t have'
Khalil: [Normal] ما عنديش [Slow] ما عنديش(mâ ‘ndîsh)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'time'
Khalil: [Normal] الوقت [Slow] الوقت(lwaqt)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Sorry, I don’t have time.'
Khalil: [Slow] سمح لي, ما عنديش الوقت [Normal] سمح لي, ما عنديش الوقت
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: Sometimes, when the host is offering something like tea or food to the guest, the guest might keep refusing a few times while the host keeps insisting. After a few times of this back-and-forth, the guest would finally take the tea. It's sort of a tradition in some parts of the country.

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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Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

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Hi Kamal,


There must have been a temporary glitch. It's been fixed.


Thank you,

Ofelia

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