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Arabic/Meeting people

< Arabic

Here is a virtual talk between two people. Imagine that there is a visitor called Mark coming from a
forign country to visit his friend Ahmed. They are at the airport, and meeting for the first time. Mark
has learnt Arabic (but not very well) and wants to talk to Ahmed in Arabic. This is what they say:

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1Conversation with vowels indicated

2Conversation

3Translation

4Translation (literally)

Conversation with vowels indicated[edit]

Mark: ::

Ahmed: ,: ::

Mark: , , ::
Ahmed: ::
Mark: ::
Ahmed: , ::,
Mark: ::
Jihad: , :

Ahmed: ::
Mark: ::
Conversation[edit]
Mark: ::

Mark:mark: ah-lan
Mark: Hello.

Ahmed: ::
,:
aHmad: ah-lan maark, kay-fa Haa-luk
Ahmed: Hi, Mark, how are you?

Mark: , , ::
maark: a-na-bi-khair-shuk-ran, wa-ant?
Mark: I'm fine, thanks, and you?

Ahmed: ::
aHmad: a-na-bi-khair-ai-Dan
Ahmed: I'm fine too.

Mark: ::
maark: man-haa-u-laa'
Mark: Who are these people?

Ahmed: , ::
aHmad: haa-dhi-hi-`aa-i-la-tee, haa-dha-a-khee-ee-maan-wa-haa-dhi-hi-ukh-tee-ji-haad
Ahmed: This is my family. This is my brother Ayman and my sister Jihad.

Mark: ::
maark: ta-shar-raf-na
Mark: Nice to meet you.

Jihad: , :
shuk-ran-wa-naH-nu-ai-Dan
Jihad: Thanks, nice to meet you too.

Ahmed: ::
aHmad: hay-ya bi-naa-nadh-ha-bu-i-lal-man-zil
Ahmed: Let's go home.

Mark: ::
maark: hay-ya-bi-naa
Mark: OK, let's go.

Translation[edit]
Mark: Hello.
Ahmed: Hi, Mark, how are you?
Mark: I'm fine, thanks, and you?
Ahmed: I'm fine too.
Mark: Who are these people?
Ahmed: This is my family. This is my brother Ayman and my sister Jihad.
Mark: Nice to meet you.
Jihad: Thanks, nice to meet you too.
Ahmed: Let's go home.
Mark: OK, let's go.