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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's wrong?"" In Arabic this is
Carole: ما الأمر؟
Alisha: The first word in the question is
Carole: ما
Alisha: ""meaning what"" in English.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) ما
Alisha: Listen again and repeat.
Carole: ما
{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
Carole: الأمر
Alisha: meaning the matter.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) الأمر
Alisha: Now repeat.
Carole: الأمر
{Pause}
Alisha: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Carole: ما الأمر؟
{pause}
Alisha: Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's wrong??
Carole: إني متعب
Alisha: ""I'm tired.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Carole: (Slow) إني متعب
{pause}
Alisha: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Carole: إني
Alisha: meaning I'm.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) إني
Alisha: Now repeat
Carole: إني
{Pause}
Alisha: And next
Carole: متعب
Alisha: meaning tired.
Carole: (Slow, by syllable) متعب
Alisha: Now repeat.
Carole: متعب
{Pause}
Alisha: Listen to the speaker say, I'm tired., and then repeat.
Carole: إني متعب
{pause}
Alisha: To expand on the pattern, replace tired with stressed.
Carole: مهموم
Alisha: stressed
Carole: (slow) مهموم (regular) مهموم
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with stressed
Carole: إني مهموم
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace tired. Say I'm stressed.
{pause}
Carole: إني مهموم
Alisha: Now, let’s practice using feminine speech
Alisha: To use a different phrase, replace stressed with sleepy.
Carole: نعسة
Alisha: sleepy
Carole: (slow) نعسة (regular) نعسة
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sleepy
Carole: إني نعسة
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for stressed. Say I'm sleepy.
{pause}
Carole: إني نعسة
Alisha: To expand on the pattern, replace sleepy with sick.
Carole: مريضة
Alisha: sick
Carole: (slow) مريضة (regular) مريضة
Alisha: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sick
Carole: إني مريضة
Alisha: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for sleepy. Say I'm sick.
{pause}
Carole: إني مريضة
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Egypt and someone asks you what's wrong. You want to answer I'm tired.. Respond to the question.
Carole: ما الأمر؟ (five seconds) إني متعب
Alisha: Now you want to say I'm stressed. Respond to the question.
Carole: ما الأمر؟ (five seconds) إني مهموم
Alisha: You want to say I'm sleepy.. . Answer the speaker's question using feminine speech.
Carole: ما الأمر؟ (five seconds) إني نعسة
Alisha: Imagine you're sick. Respond to the question.
Carole: ما الأمر؟ (five seconds) إني مريضة
Alisha: Now you want to ask someone what's wrong. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Carole: ما الأمر؟
{pause}

Outro

Alisha: This is the end of Lesson 19

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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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Wednesday at 02:39 AM
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Hi Pranay,


You have to add a ة in the end of each adjective, it is very simple.


مريض

becomes

مريضَة


and so on.


Nora

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Pranay
Saturday at 12:24 PM
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Can you elaborate on the feminine version and explain the meaning because it’s not being mentioned properly

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Thursday at 04:27 AM
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Hi Hirt,


They are pretty much the same, but inni places more stress on the subject.


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hirt kadjar
Thursday at 07:10 PM
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Hello,


What is the difference between :

إني and أنا

ini and ana ? it is I am in both case ?

regards

hirt kadjar
Tuesday at 06:46 PM
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Hello,


What is the difference between :

إني and أنا

ini and ana ? it is I am in both case ?

regards

ArabicPod101.com Verified
Monday at 07:16 AM
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Hi Regina,


That's a very good question. Yes, you're right. Simply add an "ah" sound in the end of the adjective.

For example: إني مريضة, إني متعبه

enni mot'abah, enni mareedah, etc..


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Regina
Saturday at 09:12 AM
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do these responses have to be gender specific?

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Thursday at 10:12 AM
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Hi Mariam,


Could you click 'download mp3' instead then 'Play' button? When you click 'Play', it will load the flash-based audio player, which doesn't support mobile devices. So please click the Download MP3' link instead to have it play on audio player installed on your mobile device.


Thank you!


Sincerely,

Jae

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Mariam
Wednesday at 06:22 PM
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:cry:My Blackberry 9360 will not play the audio.