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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Egyptian Arabic Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
Becky: Hi everyone, I'm Becky.
Amr: And I'm Amr.
Becky: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Egyptian Arabic about being in a relationship. Amir changes his status to "In a relationship," posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Amr: أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: Meaning - "I'm the happiest person in the world!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
أمير: أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
(clicking sound)
سيف: أيوة بقه! (ʾaywah baʾah!)
ملك: ربنا يسعدكوا. (rabbenā yesʿedkūā.)
سارة: بحبكوا إنتو الإتنين. (baḥebbukūā ʾentū el-ʾetnīn.)
منى: بحبك موت. (baḥebbak mūt.)
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
أمير: أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: "I'm the happiest person in the world!"
(clicking sound)
سيف: أيوة بقه! (ʾaywah baʾah!)
Becky: "Oh yeah!"
ملك: ربنا يسعدكوا. (rabbenā yesʿedkūā.)
Becky: "May God bring you both happiness."
سارة: بحبكوا إنتو الإتنين. (baḥebbukūā ʾentū el-ʾetnīn.)
Becky: "I love you both."
منى: بحبك موت. (baḥebbak mūt.)
Becky: "I love you like crazy."
POST
Becky: Listen again to Amir's post.
Amr: أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: "I'm the happiest person in the world!"
Amr: (SLOW) أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!) (Regular) أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I'm the happiest person."
Amr: أنا أسعد واحد (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed)
Becky: When you see the word for "one" in this context, it usually means "person." Listen again - "I'm the happiest person" is...
Amr: (SLOW) أنا أسعد واحد (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed) (REGULAR) أنا أسعد واحد (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed)
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "In the world."
Amr: في الدنيا! (fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: This expression is just like its English counterpart. You can use it when you want to mean that something, usually a certain adjective, is at the maximum level and can't be topped. Listen again - "In the world!" is...
Amr: (SLOW) في الدنيا! (fī el-dunyā!) (REGULAR) في الدنيا! (fī el-dunyā!)
Becky: All together, "I'm the happiest person in the world!"
Amr: أنا أسعد واحد في الدنيا! (ʾanā ʾasʿad wāḥed fī el-dunyā!)
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Amir's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His college friend, Seif, uses an expression meaning - "Oh yeah!"
Amr: (SLOW) أيوة بقه! (ʾaywah baʾah!) (REGULAR) أيوة بقه! (ʾaywah baʾah!)
[Pause]
Amr: أيوة بقه! (ʾaywah baʾah!)
Becky: Use this expression to show your excitement.
Becky: His neighbor, Malak, uses an expression meaning - "May God bring you both happiness."
Amr: (SLOW) ربنا يسعدكوا. (rabbenā yesʿedkūā.) (REGULAR) ربنا يسعدكوا. (rabbenā yesʿedkūā.)
[Pause]
Amr: ربنا يسعدكوا. (rabbenā yesʿedkūā.)
Becky: Use this expression to sound old-fashioned.
Becky: His high school friend, Sarah, uses an expression meaning - "I love you both."
Amr: (SLOW) بحبكوا إنتو الإتنين. (baḥebbukūā ʾentū el-ʾetnīn.) (REGULAR) بحبكوا إنتو الإتنين. (baḥebbukūā ʾentū el-ʾetnīn.)
[Pause]
Amr: بحبكوا إنتو الإتنين. (baḥebbukūā ʾentū el-ʾetnīn.)
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.
Becky: His girlfriend, Mona, uses an expression meaning - "I love you like crazy."
Amr: (SLOW) بحبك موت. (baḥebbak mūt.) (REGULAR) بحبك موت. (baḥebbak mūt.)
[Pause]
Amr: بحبك موت. (baḥebbak mūt.)
Becky: Use this expression to show that you're in love.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Amr: Salam!

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If a friend posted something about being in a relationship which phrase would you use?