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INTRODUCTION
In the last lesson, we learned how to get a waiter’s attention and order food and drinks at a restaurant. Once you have the beverages and entrées you ordered, you can enjoy your mouth-watering meal.
GRAMMAR POINT
Normally, when the waiter sees that you have finished, he will come to your table and ask in a friendly manner “Would you like anything else?” In Egyptian Arabic, this is -
to’mor biḥaga tanya?
Let’s break that down:
(slow) to’mor biḥaga tanya?
Once again:
to’mor biḥaga tanya?
تؤمر بحاجة تانية؟
To’mor is the second person singular conjugation of the verb to order.
Biḥaga means “with something” or “with thing”
(slow) biḥaga.
biḥaga.
tanya can be translated as “else”
(slow) tanya.
tanya.
Again, the whole question is
biḥaga tanya?
Please note that Egyptian Arabic does not have a phrase for “would you like”? It is said more directly, using just “are you ordering something else?”
If you don’t want to order anything else, say
la’, shokran.
(slow) la’, shokran.
لأ شكراً
You may recall that la’ means “no” and shokran means “thank you.”
la’, shokran.
When you’re ready to leave, you’ll want to ask for the check. In Egyptian Arabic, “Check, please!” is
el sheek, law samaḥt.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) el sheek, law samaḥt.
Once more:
el sheek, law samaḥt.
الشيك,لو سمحت
el sheek obviously means “the check”.
(slow) el sheek
el sheek
And after that, we have law samaḥt, an expression that you are already acquainted with.
Here’s the whole sentence:
(slow) el sheek, law samaḥt..
el sheek, law samaḥt..

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Hi ArabicPod101 listeners!

After a delicious meal and a fantastic time with friends, time to pay! Do you think it's expensive in Egypt?

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عفواً يا عادل!



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Adil
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شكرا جزيلا نورا

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Hi Adil,


Good question!

It's baqshiish.


بقشيش


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Adil James
Tuesday at 08:18 AM
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how do you say "tip" in arabic?