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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Egyptian Arabic Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 21 - It's Time to Celebrate!
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 greetings for an important religious festival.
Amr: Specifically, eid ul fitr. Amir celebrates Eid ul fitr.
Becky: He posts an image of it and leaves this comment:
Amr: كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: Meaning - "Happy Eid to you all." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
أمير: كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
(clicking sound)
ملك: وأنت طيبة يا حبيبتي. (ūʾente ṭayyebah yā ḥabībtī.)
سارة: تعالي نتقابل بكرة! (taʿālī netʾābel bukrah!)
شيرين: أخدتي العيدية؟ (ʾaḫadtī el-ʿīdyyah?)
منى: أول عيد معاكي يا حبيبتي. (ʾawwel ʿīd maʿākī yā ḥabībtī.)
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
أمير: كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: "Happy Eid to you all."
(clicking sound)
ملك: وأنت طيبة يا حبيبتي. (ūʾente ṭayyebah yā ḥabībtī.)
Becky: "Same to you, sweetie."
سارة: تعالي نتقابل بكرة! (taʿālī netʾābel bukrah!)
Becky: "Let's meet up tomorrow!"
شيرين: أخدتي العيدية؟ (ʾaḫadtī el-ʿīdyyah?)
Becky: "Did you receive the Eid gift?"
منى: أول عيد معاكي يا حبيبتي. (ʾawwel ʿīd maʿākī yā ḥabībtī.)
Becky: "First Eid with you, honey."
POST
Becky: Listen again to Amir's post.
Amr: كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: "Happy Eid to you all."
Amr: (SLOW) كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.) (Regular) كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Happy Eid."
Amr: كل سنة (kul sanah)
Becky: This expression literally means "every year," but it's part of a bigger expression and doesn't mean much on its own. Keep in mind that there are two Eids a year. One is called the "Small Eid" and is the day after the end of Ramadan.
Amr: The other, called "Grand Eid," is the 3rd day of the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.
Becky: The same expression is used for both Eids. Listen again - "Happy Eid (literally: every year)" is...
Amr: (SLOW) كل سنة (kul sanah) (REGULAR) كل سنة (kul sanah)
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "To you all."
Amr: وإنتو طيبين. (ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: This expression literally means "and all of you are ok." So the Egyptian equivalent of the whole phrase means "may you all be ok next year as well.” Listen again - "To you all" is...
Amr: (SLOW) وإنتو طيبين. (ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.) (REGULAR) وإنتو طيبين. (ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
Becky: All together, "Happy Eid to you all."
Amr: كل سنة وإنتو طيبين. (kul sanah ūʾentū ṭayyebīn.)
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Amir's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His neighbor, Malak, uses an expression meaning - "Same to you, sweetie."
Amr: (SLOW) وأنت طيبة يا حبيبتي. (ūʾente ṭayyebah yā ḥabībtī.) (REGULAR) وأنت طيبة يا حبيبتي. (ūʾente ṭayyebah yā ḥabībtī.)
[Pause]
Amr: وأنت طيبة يا حبيبتي. (ūʾente ṭayyebah yā ḥabībtī.)
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.
Becky: His high school friend, Sarah, uses an expression meaning - "Let's meet up tomorrow!"
Amr: (SLOW) تعالي نتقابل بكرة! (taʿālī netʾābel bukrah!) (REGULAR) تعالي نتقابل بكرة! (taʿālī netʾābel bukrah!)
[Pause]
Amr: تعالي نتقابل بكرة! (taʿālī netʾābel bukrah!)
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling optimistic.
Becky: His friend, Shereen, uses an expression meaning - "Did you receive the Eid gift?"
Amr: (SLOW) أخدتي العيدية؟ (ʾaḫadtī el-ʿīdyyah?) (REGULAR) أخدتي العيدية؟ (ʾaḫadtī el-ʿīdyyah?)
[Pause]
Amr: أخدتي العيدية؟ (ʾaḫadtī el-ʿīdyyah?)
Becky: Use this expression to sound funny. Eid gifts (which are basically money) are only given to children, so saying this jokingly implies they’re not “adult” enough.
Becky: His wife, Mona, uses an expression meaning - "First Eid with you, honey."
Amr: (SLOW) أول عيد معاكي يا حبيبتي. (ʾawwel ʿīd maʿākī yā ḥabībtī.) (REGULAR) أول عيد معاكي يا حبيبتي. (ʾawwel ʿīd maʿākī yā ḥabībtī.)
[Pause]
Amr: أول عيد معاكي يا حبيبتي. (ʾawwel ʿīd maʿākī yā ḥabībtī.)
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling emotional.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about Eid ul fitr greetings, 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 eid ul fitr greetings which phrase would you use?