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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson, we’ll continue to learn more phrases that will help you with basic etiquette. Egyptian people are naturally hospitable and warm, so phrases of gratitude are used quite a lot. Even if you don’t get the chance to use ʿafwan, which is the expression for “You're welcome” during your trip to Egypt, there’s a very big chance you'll hear it. So let’s have a closer look at it!
GRAMMAR POINT・
In Egypt the most common way of saying “You’re welcome” is
ʿafwan.
Let's break it down:
(slow) ʿaf-wan.
Once more:
ʿafwan.
Literally this means “forgiving”
All together that is
(slow) ʿaf-wan.
ʿafwan.
Another way of responding to someone who has thanked you is ʿalā ʾīh?. In English, this means “for what?”.
ʿalā ʾīh?
Let's break it down:
(slow) ʿa-lā ʾīh?.
Once more:
ʿalā ʾīh?.
The first word, ʿalā, means “ for.”
(slow) ʿalā
ʿalā
The second word, ʾīh , means “what”
(slow)ʾīh
ʾīh
All together, that’s
(slow) ʿalā ʾīh?.
ʿalā ʾīh?.
Remember that ʿafwan is the equivalent of “You are welcome.”
ʿalā ʾīh? means “For what?”
All the expressions can be used in any situation, formal or informal, but the most formal one would be ʿafwan.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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  Hello, Listeners! How can you say 'Thank you' and 'You're welcome' in Egyptian Arabic? Let's practice here!

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Friday at 04:31 PM
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Salaam Rubens,


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Rubens
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Can you make the lesson transcript link for download available for this lesson?

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Hi Joulan,


la shukr 'ala wajib!

(bonus phrase!) meaning "You don't have to thank me for my duty :)"


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joulan goveas
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af wan -your welcome

shokran jazzilian- thank you

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Hi Konnie,


You should practice with us!


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konnie
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