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INTRODUCTION
Alisha: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Arabic learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Alisha: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question ""What time is it?"" In Arabic this is
Carole: كم الساعة؟
Alisha: The first word in the question is
Carole: كم
Alisha: ""meaning how much"" in English.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) كم
Alisha: Listen again and repeat.
Carole: كم
{Pause}
Alisha: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Alisha: Next is
Carole: الساعة
Alisha: meaning time.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) الساعة
Alisha: Now repeat.
Carole: الساعة
{Pause}
Alisha: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Carole: كم الساعة؟
{pause}
Alisha: Master the following pattern and responses to the question What time is it??
Carole: إنها الثانية عشرة
Alisha: ""It's twelve. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Carole: (Slow) إنها الثانية عشرة
{pause}
Alisha: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Carole: إنها
Alisha: means it's.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) إنها
Alisha: Now repeat
Carole: إنها
{Pause}
Alisha: And next
Carole: الثانية عشرة
Alisha: meaning twelve.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) الثانية عشرة
Alisha: Now repeat.
Carole: الثانية عشرة
{Pause}
Alisha: Listen to the speaker say, It's twelve, and then repeat.
Carole: إنها الثانية عشرة
{pause}
Alisha: To expand on the pattern, replace twelve with three.
Carole: الثالثة
Alisha: three
Carole: (slow) الثالثة (regular) الثالثة
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with three
Carole: إنها الثالثة
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twelve. Say It's three
{pause}
Carole: إنها الثالثة
Alisha: To make another phrase, replace three with eleven.
Carole: الحادية عشرة
Alisha: eleven
Carole: (slow) الحادية عشرة (regular) الحادية عشرة
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with eleven
Carole: إنها الحادية عشرة
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace three. Say It's eleven
{pause}
Carole: إنها الحادية عشرة
Alisha: To expand on the pattern, replace eleven with one.
Carole: الواحدة
Alisha: one
Carole: (slow) الواحدة (regular) الواحدة
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one
Carole: إنها الواحدة
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace eleven. Say It's one
{pause}
Carole: إنها الواحدة
QUIZ
Alisha: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Egypt and someone asks you what time it is. It's twelve. Respond to the question.
Carole: كم الساعة؟ (five seconds) إنها الثانية عشرة
Alisha: Now imagine it's three Respond to the question.
Carole: كم الساعة؟ (five seconds) إنها الثالثة
Alisha: Imagine it's eleven. . Answer the speaker's question.
Carole: كم الساعة؟ (five seconds) إنها الحادية عشرة
Alisha: Imagine it's one. Respond to the question.
Carole: كم الساعة؟ (five seconds) إنها الواحدة
Alisha: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Carole: كم الساعة؟
{pause}

Outro

Alisha: This is the end of Lesson 17

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Tuesday at 06:53 PM
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Hi Adil,


إنها العاشرة و خمسة عشرة دقيقة

Just change the "al-'aashirah" part.

am is صباحاً

pm is مساءاً

You put them after the part above, like this:

إنها العاشرة و خمسة عشرة دقيقة صباحاً

It's 10:15am.


Nora

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adil
Monday at 01:07 AM
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إنها عشرة و خمسة عشرة دقيقة =its 10:15. is that ok? how about the difference between am and pm?

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Tuesday at 02:23 AM
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Hi Daniel,


Good question!


In Arabic, the word "minute" is دَقيقَة. That's "Daqiiqa". It's plural is دَقائِق (Daqaa'iq).


So for example, if you want to say that it's half past twelve, you say:


إنها الثانِيَةَ عَشر و ثَلاثون دَقيقَة(innaha al thaiyata `ashara wa thalathuna daqiiqa)

Thalathuna daqiqa means "thirty minutes".


You can also say:


إنها الثانِيَة عَشَر و النِصف( innaha al thaniyata `ashara wa al nisf)

Al-nisf means "half".


Quarter works the same way. You can either say fifteen minutes, or quarter, which is "الرُبع"(Al-rob`) in Arabic.


Now check the numbers' lesson and try to translate the following sentence into Arabic in the 2 ways explained above :D! :


It's 10:15.


I'll wait for your answer!


Nora

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Daniel
Friday at 11:30 PM
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What abour quarter past/to, twenty minutes past/to or half past!?