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INTRODUCTION
Natasha: Hello, It’s me Natasha.
Judith: Absolute Beginner Season 1 Lesson 11, “Arranging a Meeting in the Arabic World.” Hello and welcome to ArabicPod101.com, the fastest easiest and most fun way to learn Arabic.
Natasha: I’m Natasha and thanks again for being here with us for this Absolute Beginner Season 1 lesson.
Judith: In this lesson, you will learn how to make an appointment.
Natasha: This conversation takes place on the phone.
Judith: The conversation is between Ahmad and Muhammad.
Natasha: This conversation is in informal Modern Standard Arabic.
Judith: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUES
Judith: هل نلتقي غدا إذن؟
Judith: في أي وقت؟
Judith:دروسي تنتهي عند الرابعة مساء. يمكن أن نلتقي عند الخامسة إلا ربعا مساء
Judith: هذا الوقت مبكر بالنسبة لي، فأنا أعمل حتى الخامسة والنصف مساء غد
Judith: هل السادسة مساء موعد مناسب؟
Judith: سادسة والربع مساء أفضل
Judith: حسنا، السادسة والرب
Natasha: Now, slowly.
Judith: هل نلتقي غدا إذن؟
Judith: في أي وقت؟
Judith :دروسي تنتهي عند الرابعة مساء. يمكن أن نلتقي عند الخامسة إلا ربعا مساء
Judith: هذا الوقت مبكر بالنسبة لي، فأنا أعمل حتى الخامسة والنصف مساء غد
Judith: هل السادسة مساء موعد مناسب؟
Judith: سادسة والربع مساء أفضل
Judith: حسنا، السادسة والرب
Natasha: Now with the translation.
Judith: هل نلتقي غدا إذن؟
Natasha: Shall we meet tomorrow then?
Judith: في أي وقت؟
Natasha: At what time?
Judith :دروسي تنتهي عند الرابعة مساء. يمكن أن نلتقي عند الخامسة إلا ربعا مساء
Natasha: My classes ended 4:00 PM, we could meet at quarter to 5:00.
Judith: هذا الوقت مبكر بالنسبة لي، فأنا أعمل حتى الخامسة والنصف مساء غد
Natasha: That is too early for me, I work until half past 5:00 tomorrow.
Judith: هل السادسة مساء موعد مناسب؟
Natasha: Is 6:00 PM a good time?
Judith: سادسة والربع مساء أفضل
Natasha: Quarter past 6:00 is better.
Judith: حسنا، السادسة والرب
Natasha: Okay, quarter past 6:00.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Judith: Most Arabs are muslims, so is it strange to have your day interrupted with so many prayers?
Natasha: I think it’s only interrupted maybe in Saudi Arabia that people really should close their shops and go to the mosque and pray, but in other countries, people do basically what they are doing except, for example, if you’re listening to music, it’s polite to turn it off.
Judith: But you still hear the prayer, right?
Natasha: Yeah, of course. It’s loud speakers all over the country, you have several mosques in every neighborhood so everyone actually hears the prayer but it does not really mean that you have to go to the mosque or interrupt…
Judith: Yeah.
Natasha: …what you’re actually doing at the moment.
Judith: Well, it can still interfere because I remember I was taking an Arabic class online and with my teacher being in Cairo and suddenly in the middle of it, there was this loud blaring noise and I was like, “okay.”
Natasha: Yeah, if you live there for a while, you’ll get use to it and probably you will even stop noticing it in the end. Due to the extreme heat throughout the region, the working day tends to start early. In government institution, the working day may end at lunch but most private shops and markets reopen and remain open until well into the evening.
Judith: Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, can change everything because people will struggle through the daylight hours and then spend the evening eating.
VOCAB LIST
Judith: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is…
Natasha: غداً
Judith: Tomorrow.
Natasha: غداً
Judith: Next.
Natasha: إذن
Judith: Then.
Natasha: إذن
Judith: Next.
Natasha: أي
Judith: Which.
Natasha: أي
Judith: Next.
Natasha: درس
Judith: Class or lesson.
Natasha: درس
Judith: Next.
Natasha: انتهى
Judith: To end.
Natasha: انتهى
Judith: Next.
Natasha: عند
Judith: At or upon.
Natasha: عند
Judith: Next.
Natasha: إلا
Judith: Without.
Natasha: إلا
Judith: Next.
Natasha: ربع
Judith: Quarter.
Natasha: ربع
Judith: Next.
Natasha: يمكن ٲن
Judith: Could.
Natasha: يمكن ٲن
Judith: Next.
Natasha: مبكر
Judith: Early.
Natasha: مبكر
Judith: Next.
Natasha: حتى
Judith: Until.
Natasha: حتى
Judith: Next.
Natasha: نصف
Judith: Half.
Natasha: نصف
Judith: Next.
Natasha: موعد مناسب
Judith: time.
Natasha: موعد مناسب
Judith: Next.
Natasha: أفضل
Judith: Better.
Natasha: أفضل
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Judith: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Natasha: The first phrase we’ll look at is fii 'ay waqt?
Judith: At what time. Literally, this means, “In which time.”
Natasha: "duruus" is the plural of "dars".
Judith: Meaning, lesson.
GRAMMAR POINT
Judith: The focus of this lesson is telling the time. If you remember your numbers, telling the time won’t be difficult.
Natasha: Any full hour can be said as "as-sa´a", the hour and then the number or simply "al" and then the number. For example, "as-sa´a wahida" or "alwahida".
Judith: 1 o’clock.
Natasha: For half hour, use "wa nisf".
Judith: And half.
Natasha: "alwahida wa nisf"
Judith: It’s literally, the one and half.
Natasha: Or half past 1:00.
Judith: For quarter hours as well as minutes, you can also use "wa".
Natasha: "alwahida wa rub´a" is quarter past 1:00. "alwahida wa hamsa" is five past 1:00.
Judith: When it gets close to the following hour, use "ila", without.
Natasha: "alwahida ila hamsa" is five to 1:00 and "alwahida ila rub´a" is quarter to 1:00.
Judith: The only thing that’s unusual about Arabic time telling is the use of "thulth". means a third. So in addition to using half hours and quarter hours, Arabs also count in thirds of an hour that is 20 minutes.
Natasha: "alwahida wa thulth" is 1 o’clock and a third of an hour, so that’s 20 minutes past 1:00. "alwahida ila thulth" is a third to 1:00, 20 minutes to 1:00, that is 12:40.
Judith: That just well does it for today.

Outro

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Judith:Okay, see you next week!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What time is it? Try to answer in Arabic!!

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Thursday at 05:50 AM
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Hi Adelasoye,


Good question!


AM: صباحاً


PM: مَساءً


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Adelasoye
Sunday at 09:08 PM
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How don you indicate am or pm in Arabic timing

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Thursday at 07:06 AM
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Hi Fatima,


شكراً جزيلاً لكِ!


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فاطمة فوزية
Thursday at 02:51 AM
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it is very useful to me, أتمني لكم بكل خير

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Wednesday at 02:08 AM
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Hi Pranay,


and this lesson as well:

https://www.arabicpod101.com/lesson/beginner-lesson-13-what-time-is-it/?lp=56


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Wednesday at 02:05 AM
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Hi Pranay,


You can refer to this lesson for more information about numbers:


https://www.arabicpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-11-arranging-a-meeting/?lp=19


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Pranay
Thursday at 07:41 AM
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So how do you put it for the other numbers like how you used alwahida. What are the guidelines for saying or writing it out but not just alwahida but for other numbers as well. Sukran jazilan, this will help a lot

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Monday at 09:29 AM
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Hi Vincent,


Thanks for your support! Let us know if you have any other questions!


Cheers,


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Monday at 09:28 AM
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Hi Almira,


Thanks for your comment. Which part did you find it too fast for you? In the vocabulary list, there is two speed options for you: one is regular speed and one is slower (with the speak icon says "x 0.5"). Let us know if you have any questions!


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Vincent
Wednesday at 10:07 PM
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أهلا Nora!

For Almira, I find the speed control at the bottom of the page very, very helpful.

Thanks for the response about السادسة مساء