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Hi! I’m Carole.
Welcome to ArabicPod101.com’s Al-ʿarabiyyah fi ṯalāṯi daqāʾiq. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Arabic.
In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Arabic. Today we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people.
Hal ʾantum ǧāhizūn? Are you ready? Fal nabdaʾ!, then let’s start!
There are several ways to thank someone. Let's start with the most common phrase:
šukran!
[slowly] šukran
šukranmeans “thank you”.
To say "thank you very much," you just need to add ǧazīlan:
šukran ǧazīlan!
[slowly] šukran ǧazīlan!
šukran is a formal way of saying thank you. If you want to thank someone more casually, say:
Mutašakkir if you’re a guy and Mutašakkirah if you’re a girl.
[slowly] Mutašakkir /Mutašakkirah
This phrase means "I am grateful” or “I am thankful”
When someone thanks you, how should you answer? There's no set response like "You're welcome" in English, but there are a few things you can say.
The first is:
Bi kulli surūr
This means "With pleasure."
[slowly] Bi kulli surūr
Another phrase you can say is Taḥta ʾamrika which literally means “at your service” or “at your disposal!” If you are talking to a woman, you should say “Taḥta ʾamriki”.
[slowly] Taḥta ʾamrika/Taḥta ʾamriki
It is often used as a funny way of responding to someone thanking you.
There are so many ways of saying “you’re welcome” in Arabic, another one is “lā šukra ʿalā wāǧib” which means “don’t thank me, it’s my duty”.
[slowly] lā šukraʿalā wāǧib
Now it’s time for Carole’s tips.
šukran can mean thank you or thanks. Arabic language is very emotional, and relations between Arab people are very personal. So what if you want to use an expression that sounds more friendly? In that case, you can use ʾAllah yiḫallīk! This is a nice way to thank someone, that means “May God protect you!”
[slowly] ʾAllah yikhallīk!
Do you know what ʾilā al-liqāʾ means? In our next lesson you’ll learn this and more other greetings in Arabic!
ʾilā al-liqāʾi fi al-marrati al qādimah!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

Monday at 6:17 pm
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Hello Colette,

Thank you for your kind comment.
You can find the Lesson Transcript PDF under the Download PDFs drop down menu or in the New interface under the title (below the video player).

Let us know if you have any question.
Cheers,
Lena 😉
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colette good
Sunday at 10:53 am
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Oh yes, please do consider bringing the audio transcripts for these very informative videos lessons.
We really need to practice all the wonderful phrases Carol is teaching us.
I have used the audio transcripts with the 3 minute videos in the other Pod series and they are really helpful. And it sets the Innovative Languages Podcasts above the rest.😄😄😄
colette

Tuesday at 4:21 pm
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Hi Andrea,

At the moment we don’t have the vocabulary list in this video series, but we’ll consider to add it.
If you are interested, we have 2 similar audio series with Line by Line and Vocabulary sections in 2 different dialects:
3-Minute Egyptian Arabic https://www.arabicpod101.com/index.php?cat=60
3-Minute Moroccan Arabic https://www.arabicpod101.com/index.php?cat=70

If you have any question, please let us know.
Thank you,
Ofelia
Team ArabicPod101.com

Andrea
Tuesday at 12:09 pm
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Hello!

I would like to know where cani found the vocabulary list in the video lessons.

Thank you!

Wednesday at 12:51 am
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Hi Alice,

You are right. It has to look like شكراً.
That is probably a format problem on our side. Sorry about that!

Nora
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Alice
Tuesday at 5:36 am
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Hello, I am an absolute beginner so I basically don’t have any knowledge about Arabic. I really enjoy learning with Arabic101.com but I wonder how I should write šukran as I have seen it with an alif-like letter with double line (fatha-like) at the end but you guys show it just as shin+kaf+ra… My boyfriend is Moroccan and he told me I cannot write it like that…. So now I am a bit confused…

Sunday at 10:41 pm
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Hi Ahsan,

This series is in Modern Standard Arabic so you are in the right place,
Here’s a list of lessons in Standard Arabic:

> Absolute Beginner -Top 25 Arabic questions you need to know - Standard Arabic.
> Absolute Beginner - Newbie season 1 - Standard Arabic
> Absolute Beginner - Absolute Beginner Season 1 - Standard Arabic
> Absolute Beginner - Survival Phrases - Standard Arabic
> Beginner - Beginner season 1 - Standard Arabic
> Advanced - Advanced Audio Blog season 1 - Standard Arabic
> Advanced - Advanced Audio Blog season 2 - Standard Arabic

And many more series in the making!

Nora
Team ArabicPod101.com

Ahsan
Wednesday at 9:01 pm
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Is this series Modern Standard or Egyptian. Could you please confirm which of the video series are Modern Standard and which ones are Egyptian, as I want to learn Standard Arabic first.

Thank You

Wednesday at 4:35 am
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Hi Fahem,

That makes us so happy 😄 Where are you from?

Nora
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fahem
Saturday at 8:41 pm
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the best way to learn arabic language i found ever, thank you so much ,
may allah bless you all you team
شكرا جزيلا