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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do You Speak English? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask someone if they can speak English, in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask 'Do you speak English?' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] واش كتدوي بالنجلزية؟(wâsh katdwî bnngliziyya?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'do you'
Khalil: [Normal] واش [Slow] واش (wâsh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Khalil: [Normal] كتدوي [Slow] كتدوي (katdwî)
Becky: Last is the word literally meaning 'with English'
Khalil: [Normal] بالنجلزية [Slow] بالنجلزية(bnngliziyya)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Khalil: [Slow] واش كتدوي بالنجلزية؟ [Normal] واش كتدوي بالنجلزية؟
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask, 'Can you understand English?'
Khalil: [Normal] واش كتفهم النجلزية؟(wâsh katfham nngliziyya?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'do you'
Khalil: [Normal] واش [Slow] واش (wâsh )
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'understand'
Khalil: [Normal] كتفهم [Slow] كتفهم(katfham )
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Khalil: [Normal] النجلزية [Slow] النجلزية(nngliziyya)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Can you understand English?'
Khalil: [Slow] واش كتفهم النجلزية؟ [Normal] واش كتفهم النجلزية؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I speak English.'
Khalil: [Normal] ايه, كندوي بالنجلزية.(’îh, kandwî bnngliziyya.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Khalil: [Normal] ايه [Slow] ايه(’îh)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I speak'
Khalil: [Normal] كندوي [Slow] كندوي (kandwî )
Becky: Last is the word literally meaning 'with English'
Khalil: [Normal] بالنجلزية [Slow] بالنجلزية(bnngliziyya)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Yes, I speak English.'
Khalil: [Slow] ايه, كندوي بالنجلزية. [Normal] ايه, كندوي بالنجلزية.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'No, I don't speak English.'
Khalil: [Normal] لا, ما كندويش بالنجلزية.(lâ, mâ kandwîsh bnngliziyya.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'No'
Khalil: [Normal] لا [Slow] لا (lâ)
Becky: Next is the phrase meaning 'I don't speak '
Khalil: [Normal] ما كندويش [Slow] ما كندويش(mâ kandwîsh)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'with English'
Khalil: [Normal] بالنجلزية [Slow] بالنجلزية(bnngliziyya)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'No, I don't speak English.'
Khalil: [Slow] لا, ما كندويش بالنجلزية. [Normal] لا, ما كندويش بالنجلزية.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: Most Moroccans speak French as a second language. However, they might understand some basic English words since, nowadays, with the increasing use of the Internet, English is becoming more popular with younger people.

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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