[22] Podcast msa: why visit earth?

   
   

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هَيّا بِنا
let's go

يَذْكُرُ

he remembers

نَفْهَمُ
understand

نـَعودُ
return

لِأنَّ
because

غَريبٌ
strange

تَوّاً
just, still

بِالْمَرَّةِ
not at all

شَيْءٌ
something

سَفَرٌ
travel

كَذَلِكَ
also

يَجِبُ
have to

بَعْضُ الْوَقْتِ
a little

   

 


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 هَيّا بـِنا نـَعودُ       [click]
  ´šumar - Let's go back.

 نـَعودُ!      [click]
  ´šusmaan - Go back?

 نَعَمْ، هَيّا بـِنا نـَعودُ      [click]
  ´šumar - Yes, let's go back.

 لَكِنَّنا حَضَرْنا تَوّاً      [click]
  ´šusmaan -But we just arrived.

 نَعَمْ حَضَرْنا تَوّاً لَكِنْ هَيّا بـِنا نـَعودُ لِكَوْنِنا      [click]
  ´šumar - Yes, we just arrived but let's go back to our universe.
 لِماذا نـَعودُبَعْدَ عِشْرينَ سَنَةِ سَفَرٍ؟ هَيّا  نَمْكُثُ بَعْضَ الْوَقْتِ      [click]
  ´šusmaan -Why return after twenty years of travel? Let's stay awhile.

 لِماذا نَمْكُثُ  بَعْضَ الْوَقْتِ؟ كُلُّ شَيءٍ غَريبٌ هُنا. لا أفْهَمُ شَيْئاً      [click]
  ´šumar - Why stay awhile? Everything is strange here. I don't understand anything.

 نَعَمْ، أنا لا أفْهَمُ شَيْئاً أيْضاً. لَكِنْ لا يَلْزَمُناْ أنْ نَفْهَمَ        [click]
  ´šusmaan -Yes, I don't understand anything also. But we don't have to understand.

 لَقَدْ تَرَكْنا عالَمَنا لِأنَّنا لَم نَكُنْ نَفْهَمُ شَيْئأ... هَلْ تَذْكُرُ؟        [click]
  ´šumar - We left our universe because we didn't understand anything... remember?

 نَعَم،أذْكُرُ ... لَكِنْ لا يَلْزَمُنا أنْ نَفْهَمَ مَرَّةً أُخْرىَ. بَعْدَ عشْرينَ سَنَةً سَفَرٍ لِهُنا لَقَدْ فَهِمْتُ الْحَياةَ   [click]
  ´šusmaan -Yes, I remember... but we don't have to understand again. After twenty years of traveling to here I understood life.
 أنْتَ عَلىَ حَقٍ. لا يَلْزَمُنا أنْ نَفْهَمَ بِالْمَرَّةِ        [click]
  ´šumar - Your right. We don't have to understand at all.

 Questions with answers   
كَمْ مِنْ اَلْوَقْتِ مَضَى عَلىَ عُمَرَ وعُثْمانَ وَهُما مُسافِرانِ؟        [click]

Q:  How long have ´šumar and ´šusmaan been traveling?

A:   عِشْرونَ سَنَةٍ
   
twenty-years

لِماذا يُفَكِّرُ عُمَرُ  وَعُثْمانُ في الرُّجوعِ إلىَ مـَوْطِنـِهِمْ؟        [click]

Q:  Why do ´šumar and ´šusmaan consider returning home?

A:  لِأنَّ كُلَّ شَيْئ غَريبٌ
   
Because everything is strange.

لِماذا تَرَكَ عُمَرُ وَعُثْمانُ كـَوْكـَبَـهُمْ في بادِئ الأمْرِ؟        [click]

Q:  Why did ´šumar and ´šusmaan leave their planet in the first place?

A:  لِأنَّهُما لَمْ يَفْهَما شَيئاَ
   
Because they didn't understand anything.

لِماذا قَرَّرا أنْ يِمْكُثا في كَوْكَبِ الْأرْضِ؟        [click]

Q:  Why do they decide to stay at planet earth?

A:  لِأنَّهُ لا يَلْزَمْهُما أنْ يَفْهَما مَرَّةً أُخْرىَ
   
Because they don't have to understand again.

ما الّذي أدْرَكاهُ أنّهُ مُماثِلٌ في مـَوْطِنـِهِمْ وَعَلىَ كَوْكَبِ الْأرْضِ؟        [click]

Q:  What do they realize is the same about home and the planet earth ?

A:  أنَّه لا يَلْزَمَهُمْ أنْ يَفْهَما وَلا أنْ يُفْهَما
   
In that they don't have to understand nor be understood.


 

   

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