Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Common Questions #11

Learn how to ask common questions in Egyptian Arabic The next day, Karim and Lisa meet at a fast food restaurant that is located in the Abu Hagag Square. They order burgers and soft drinks. While they are eating and chatting, they watch some tourists with their tour guide visiting Luxor Temple. Most of the tourist wear big hats or sunglasses to protect themselves from the sun. After they have finished eating, they go to the bookstore that is beside […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Family and Friends #10

Learn how to ask about family and friends in Egyptian Arabic Lisa arrives at the Luxor train station. Her Russian friend, Olga, picks her up from the train station and drives her to her apartment. Olga orders a pizza. While waiting for the pizza, they talk about their Egyptian friend’s wedding. Lisa asks Olga, “Negiib anhi hadeya lel 3ariis wa el 3aruussa?” Olga laughs and tells her that they could go shopping in the morning and by a microwave oven […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Travel #9

Learn how to ask travel related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa is in the train station and gets in line with a group of people standing in front of a ticket booth. She hears how the first person in the row who seems to be a foreigner asks the ticket seller, ”Where can I buy tickets?” The ticket seller tells him that only Egytians can buy a ticket here to Luxor and foreigners need to buy a ticket from a […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Bureaucracy #8

Learn how to ask bureaucracy related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa needs to go to the embassy. She is standing in front of a shop,waiting for a taxi. In the meanwhile a man comes and stands beside her. She looks at him and asks him where he needs to go and he says, “Ana lazim aruuH es-Sifaara.” Around 20 minutes later, they arrive at the embassy. She stands in a line and when it’s her turn, the person behind the […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Shopping #7

Learn how to ask shopping related questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa and Laila arrive at a souvenir shop, but it’s closed. Lisa asks Laila, “El MeHall beyeftaH es-Sa3a kam?” Laila looks at Lisa and tells her that the shop owner is praying in the mosque and will come in around 25 minutes. Both go to a nearby shisha cafe and order shisha and two black coffees. They talk about the beautiful places in Egypt that Lisa should visit. As they […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Time #6

Learn how to tell the time and ask for the time in Egyptian Arabic Lisa arrives at the cinema and meets her Egyptian friend that called her when she was in the juice shop drinking orange juice. Before they enter the cinema and buy a ticket to see the movie, she calls her friend Laila. She tells her, “Matet’akhariish, lau samaHti.” Laila confirms that she will be on time and will pick her up at the cinema after the movie […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic phrases: General Questions #5

Learn how to ask general questions in Egyptian Arabic Lisa is standing in front of a shop that sells different kinds of fresh juice. She gets a phone call from an Egyptian friend, and he asks her, ”Ezzay-ik?” She replies that she is fine. Then she asks him, ”Ezzay-ak?” He then says that he wants to meet her at the cinema downtown to watch the latest movie with her after his meeting. Lisa likes the idea and asks him what […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Hygiene Products 4#

Learn how to ask about beauty and hygiene products in Egyptian Arabic Lisa is in a taxi and asks the taxi driver, “Fen ec-Coiffeur?” During the trip, she sees jammed streets that are filled with too many cars and people. Almost every driver honks his horn, and together it becomes a honking symphony. The taxi arrives at a hairdresser. She pays the taxi driver and enters the salon. Lisa gets a coffee and a magazine. While her hair is being […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Weather #3

Learn how to ask about the weather in Egyptian Arabic Lisa arrives at the Tahrir Square and then walks to the Quasr el Nile Bridge. Now, she stands on the bridge and looks at the colourful boats on the Nile that transport happy passengers. Most of the passengers dance to the loud music that comes from the music boxes on the little boats. On her left side, a man sells roasted corn, and on her right side, a man sells […]

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Learn Egyptian Arabic Phrases: Restaurant #2

Learn how to ask questions in a restaurant in Egyptian Arabic Lisa enters the restaurant and takes a seat. The waiter comes to her table. She greets him, and then she tells him, “Momken tediini listet el Akl?” She looks out of the window and sees a donkey carriage transporting vegetables. Lisa also sees five family members sitting on a motorcycle. Now, she looks at the menu and orders a black tea, a beef shawirma sandwich, and Kushari. Kushari is […]

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