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INTRODUCTION
Hala: أهلا و سهلا
Roland: Roland here! Newbie Season 2 , Lesson 4 - Is There Breakfast and Lunch?
Roland: Hello, and welcome to the ArabicPOD101.com , the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Arabic!
Hala: I'm Hala, and thanks again for being here with us for this Newbie Series S2 lesson.
This is a continuation of the previous conversation, asking for a room at the hotel.
Roland: In this lesson you will learn how to
Hala:get more information when booking a hotel.
Roland: This conversation takes place,,,
Hala: at a hotel.
Roland: And, the conversation is between,,
Hala: Soad and Roland.
Roland: But, the speakers are not friends, therefore the speakers will be speaking
Hala: formal Egyptian Arabic
Roland: Basic and Premium members....
Hala: if you have a 3G phone...
Roland: you can see the Lesson Notes in your favorite browser on your phone!
Hala: Stop by ArabicPOD101.com to find out more.
Roland: Right. Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
رولاند: لو سمحتي ، فيه فـِطار و غـَدا ؟
المـُوَظـَـفة: أيـْوة ، فيه فـِطار ، لـكـِن مـَـفـيش غـَدا
رولاند: ماشي ، كـُوَيـِّس قـَـوي
المـُوَظـَـفة: عايـْزة جـَواز السـَّـفـَر لـَو سـَمـَحـْت .
رولاند: إتـْـفـَضَّلي ، المـُـفـْـتاح فين ؟
المـُوَظـَـفة: إتـْـفـَـضـَّل المـُـفـْـتاح ، و جـَواز السـَّـفـَـر كـَـمان ، أجـازة سـَـعيدة
رولاند: شـُـكـْـراً ، مـَع السـَّـلامة
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
رولاند: لو سمحتي ، فيه فـِطار و غـَدا ؟ A: law samaḥtī, fīh fiṭār we ġadā
B: ʾywh fīh fiṭār lakin mafīš ġadā.
A: māšī, kiways ʾwi.
B: ʿayzh gawāz is-safar law samaḥt.
A: itfaḍḍalī, il muftāḥ fīn?
B: itfaḍḍal il muftāḥ, we gawāz is-safar kamān, ʾgʾzh saʿīdh.
A: šukrān, maʿa is-salāmh
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
رولاند: لو سمحتي ، فيه فـِطار و غـَدا ؟
Roland: Excuse me, is there breakfast and lunch?
المـُوَظـَـفة: أيـْوة ، فيه فـِطار ، لـكـِن مـَـفـيش غـَدا
Roland: Yes, there is breakfast, but there is no lunch.
رولاند: ماشي ، كـُوَيـِّس قـَـوي
Roland: Okay, very good.
المـُوَظـَـفة: عايـْزة جـَواز السـَّـفـَر لـَو سـَمـَحـْت .
Roland: I want [need] the passport, please.
رولاند: إتـْـفـَضَّلي ، المـُـفـْـتاح فين ؟
Roland: Here it is. Where is the key?
المـُوَظـَـفة: إتـْـفـَـضـَّل المـُـفـْـتاح ، و جـَواز السـَّـفـَـر كـَـمان ، أجـازة سـَـعيدة
Roland: Here is the key and the passport also. Have a good vacation.
رولاند: شـُـكـْـراً ، مـَع السـَّـلامة
Roland: Thanks. Bye.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Roland: Most of the hotels will ask you to pay in foreign currency, euro or dollars, very few 3 or 4 star hotels or hostels, will give you the price in Egyptian pounds.
Hala: This is done in order to help tourists better judge the price and decide.
Roland: It is not a problem if you only have Egyptian pounds, they will give you the equivalent in that currency and tell you the price in your own as well.
Hala: It's sometimes better to have a travel agency help you find a hotel that matches your budget and meets your needs.
VOCAB LIST
Roland: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Hala: فـِطار [natural native speed]
Roland: breakfast (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: فـِطار [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: فـِطار [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: غــَـدا [natural native speed]
Roland: lunch (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: غــَـدا [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: غــَـدا [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: جواز السفر [natural native speed]
Roland: the passport (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: جواز السفر [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: جواز السفر [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: كــمان [natural native speed]
Roland: also, as well (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: كــمان [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: كــمان [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: أجازة سـَـعيدة [natural native speed]
Roland: enjoy your vacation (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: أجازة سـَـعيدة [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: أجازة سـَـعيدة [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: فين [natural native speed]
Roland: where is (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: فين [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: فين [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: فيه [natural native speed]
Roland: is there, there is (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: فيه [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: فيه [natural native speed]
: Next:
Hala: مفيش [natural native speed]
Roland: isn't there, there isn't (Egyptian Arabic)
Hala: مفيش [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Hala: مفيش [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Roland: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Hala: The first word/phrase we’ll look at is....
Hala: فيه فِطار, لَكِن فِيش غَدا “fīh fiṭār, lakin fiīš ġadā”.
Roland: Its very easy to get more information about things or places, we use the simple "is there", and would be used as ( there is as well ) , this is very effective, as you will be using it in many situations, I know i have used it a lot!
Hala: As we have mentioned before, there is no verb to be in Arabic, therefore, raising the intonation will form the question. If we do not raise the intonation it becomes a statement. "there is". The same thing applies to the second part of the phrase "there isn't".
Roland: So changing the intonation of your voice, will make it "isn't there"? Let's hear it again from Hala.
Hala: فِيّه “fiyyh”, مافِيّش “māfiyyš”.
Roland: our second vocabulary is
Hala: إتّفَضَّل "ʾittfaḍḍal" and إتّفَضَّلي "ʾittfaḍḍalī ", and these are 2 Extremely important words, in both masculine and feminine forms, as we have seen in the conversation, it was used as
Roland: here you are, in a polite and very professional way
Hala: But we also use it in different situations, if you're inviting someone in, you say إتّفَضَّل "ʾittfaḍḍal", or inviting someone to join you for a drink or something to eat, its the same, if your telling someone to sit ( please have a seat ), you just use إتّفَضَّل "ʾittfaḍḍal" , also, if a person is asking for something that takes the form of request ( can i speak, may i leave ....), and you approve, you will just say
Roland: إتّفَضَّل "ʾittfaḍḍal"
Hala: And for a woman
Roland: إتّفَضَّلي "ʾittfaḍḍalī "
Finally in a brief but very important situation like when giving the money to the cashier or the waitress, it is very polite and friendly.

Lesson focus

Hala: The focus of this lesson is using "is there" and "there isn't"
Roland: فيه فِطار, لَكِن فِيش غَدا “fīh fiṭār, lakin fiīš ġadā”. "is there breakfast and lunch ?"
Hala: As we can see here, because the verb "to be" doesn't exist and isn't used in this case, the same word can be used for both a question and a statement and the same applies to the negated form.
Roland: That’s right.

Outro

Roland: That just about does it for today.
Roland: Before we go, we want to tell you about a way to drastically improve your pronunciation.
Hala: The voice recording tool...
Roland: Yes, the voice recording tool in the premium learning center...
Hala: Record your voice with a click of a button,
Roland: and then play it back just as easily.
Hala: So you record your voice, and then listen to it.
Roland: Compare it to the native speakers...
Hala: And adjust your pronunciation!
Roland: This will help you improve your pronunciation fast!
Hala: شكرا ، مع السلامة
Roland: شكرا ، مع السلامة

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Some Suggestions: 1. Allow Free users to download PDF files without time restrictions, its basic feature. Add Arabic script in the PDF. 2. Add a Video section for premium users, make videos for Beginners/ Advanced users for 15~20 minutes of dialogues accompanying PDFs. This feature would be unique to ArabicPod101 and help you get more paying subscribers.

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Hi Oksana,


It is fixed. Thank you!


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Oksana
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Sorry, my comment about عندكو referes to the Lesson 12 "Do You Have Lebanese Salad?"

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Hi,

The Arabic dictionary on the website gives a translation "here" for عندكو

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Hi Tim!


fih means "Is there.....?" or "There is" in this context.


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do fih mean in also?