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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Moroccan Arabic Season 1, Lesson 8 - Talking About Your Age In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask someone's age and to say yours in Moroccan Arabic.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How old are you?' in Moroccan Arabic.
Khalil: [Normal] شحال فعمرك؟(shHâl f‘omrk?)
Becky: First is a word literally meaning 'How much'
Khalil: [Normal] شحال [Slow] شحال (shHâl)
Becky: Last is the expression literally meaning 'in your age'
Khalil: [Normal] فعمرك [Slow] فعمرك(f‘omrk)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'How old are you?'
Khalil: [Slow] شحال فعمرك؟ [Normal] شحال فعمرك؟
Becky: Now here's the way to ask, 'How old is she?'
Khalil: [Normal] شحال فعمرها؟(shHâl f‘morhâ?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'How much'
Khalil: [Normal] شحال [Slow] شحال (shHâl )
Becky: Last is the expression meaning 'in her age'
Khalil: [Normal] فعمرها [Slow] فعمرها(f‘morhâ)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'How old is she?'
Khalil: [Slow] شحال فعمرها؟ [Normal] شحال فعمرها؟
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I am 17.'
Khalil: [Normal] فعمري سبعطاشر عام. (f‘omrî sb‘Tâshr ‘âm)
Becky: First is an expression meaning 'in my age'
Khalil: [Normal] فعمري [Slow] فعمري (f‘omrî)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'seventeen '
Khalil: [Normal] سبعطاشر [Slow] سبعطاشر (sb‘Tâshr)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'years'
Khalil: [Normal] عام [Slow] عام(‘âm)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I am 17.'
Khalil: [Slow] فعمري سبعطاشر عام. [Normal] فعمري سبعطاشر عام.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I prefer not to say.'
Khalil: [Normal] كنفضل ما نقولش. (kanfaDDal mâ ngûlsh)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I prefer '
Khalil: [Normal] كنفضل [Slow] كنفضل (kanfaDDal )
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'not say'
Khalil: [Normal] ما نقولش [Slow] ما نقولش (mâ ngûlsh)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I prefer not to say.'
Khalil: [Slow] كنفضل ما نقولش. [Normal] كنفضل ما نقولش.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Khalil: As in some other countries, also in Morocco, asking someone's age, especially to women, can be tricky. With men it is usually not a problem though.

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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Hi Listeners! How old are you?