[27] Podcast msa: the park bench therapist

   
   

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podcast grammar theme: prepositions + objects


Step 2 of 4: Listen to podcast   

 

   
             

 

Step 3 of 4: Review words in podcast   

 

  
              

  
              

داخِلي

inside me

قَبْلي

before me

كَيْفَ حالُكَ
how are you

فـَوْقَ
on, above

أهُناكَ
is there? 

يُريدُ
he wants

بـِجانِبِ
next to

مُشْكِلَةٌ
problem

ماءٌ
water

مِنْ الْخَلْفِ
from
behind 

اِسْمي
my name

يَدْفـَعَني
to push me

داخِلَ
in, inside

طـَيِّبٌ
good

في

in

مَعَ
with

سَيِّءٌ
bad

ضِعْهُ
put it

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue   

 أهُناكَ مُشْكِلَة ٌ؟ أنا اِسْمي فَوْزِيَّةُ      [click]
  Fawziyya - Is there a problem? My name is Fawiyya.

 أهْلاً فَوْزِيَّة ُ! أنا اِسْمي مَحْمودُ الطَيِّبُ وَمَحْمودُ السَّيِّءُ      [click]
  Maḥmoud - Hello Fawziyya. My name is good Mahmoud and bad Mahmoud.

 كـَيْفَ حالـُكَ يا مَحْمودُ الطَّيِّبُ وَالسَّيِّءُ      [click]
  Fawziyya - Hello good and bad Mahmoud.

 أهْلاً، أهْلاً!       [click]
  Maḥmoud - Hello, hello!

 مِنْ أيْنَ مَحْمودُ السَّيِّءُ؟      [click]
  Fawziyya - From where is bad Mahmoud?
 مِنْ داخِلي. فـَوْقَ عَقـْلي      [click]
  Maḥmoud - From inside me. On top of my logical head.

 وَمِنْ أيْنَ مَحْمودُ الطَّيِّبُ؟      [click]
  Maḥmoud - From inside me as well. Next to my heart.

 مِنْ داخِلي كَذ َلِكَ. بـِجانِبِ قـَلْبي      [click]
  Fawziyya - And from where is good Mahmoud?

 وَماذا يُريدُ مَحْمودُ السَّيِّءُ؟      [click]
  Fawziyya - And what does bad Mahmoud want?

 يُريدُ أنْ يـَدْفـَعـَكِ مِنْ اَلْخَلْفِ داخِلَ الْماءِ هُنا في اَلْحَديقَةِ      [click]
  Maḥmoud - He wants to push you, from behind, in the water here in the park.
 وَماذا يُريدُ مَحْمودُ الطَّيِّبُ؟      [click]
  Fawziyya - And what does good Mahmoud want?

 يُريدُ أنْ يَدْفـَعَني أنا مِنْ اَلْخَلْفِ داخِلَ الْماءِ هُنا في الْحَديقَةِ      [click]
  Maḥmoud - He wants to push me, from behind, in the water here in the park.

 وَماذا تُريدُ أنْتَ؟      [click]
  Fawziyya - And what do you want?

 أريدُ أنْ أبْقىَ مَعَ مَحْمودِ السَّيِّءِ      [click]
  Maḥmoud - I want to be with bad Mahmoud.

 إذاً خُذ ْ مَحْمودَ الطَّيِّبَ وَضِعْهُ في عَقـْلِكَ وَاِجْعَل مَحْمودَ السَّيِّءَ يَدْفـَعُكَ قـَبْلي داخِلَ الْماءِ      [click]
  Fawziyya - Then take the good Mahmoud and put him inside the logical part of your   head; and let bad Mahmoud push you before me into the water.
 اِقـْتِراحٌ جَيِّدٌ وَاللهِ!      [click]
  Maḥmoud - That's a good idea!

 Questions with answers   
ما الذ ّي يُضايِقُ مَحْمودٌ؟         [click]

Q:  What troubles Mahmoud?

A:    أنَّهُ لـَدَيْهِ  ِجانِبانِ: مَحْمودٌ طَيِّبٌ وَمَحْمودٌ سَيِّءٌ
    Because he has two sides: a good and bad Mahmoud.

ما الذ ّي يُريدُ مَحْمودٌ عَمَلَهُ؟        [click]

Q:  What does Mahmoudwant to do?

A:  يُريدُ أنْ يَدْفَعَ السَّيِّدَةَ اَلْعَجوزَ في اَلْماءِ
    He wants to push the old lady into the water.

ما الذ ّي يُوقِفُ مَحْمودٌ مِمَّا* يُريدُ أن يَقومَ بـِهِ؟        [click]

Q:  What is stopping Mahmoud from what he wants to do?

A:  مَحْمودُ الطَّيِّبُ يُريدُ أنْ يَدْفَعَه في الْماءِ
    The good Mahmoud
wants to push him into the water.

هَلْ فـَوْزِيَّة خائـِفـَةٌ مِنْ مَحْمودِ؟        [click]

Q:  Is Fawziyya scared of Mahmoud ?

A:  لا يِبْدو أنَّها خائِفـَةٌ
    She does not seem afraid.

ماذا نَـصـَحَتْ فـَوْزِيَّةُ مَحْمودَ أنْ يَفـْعَلَ؟        [click]

Q:  What was Fawziyya advise to Mahmoud ?

A:  خُذْ مَحْمودَ الطَّيِّبَ وَضِعْهُ في عَقْلِكَ وَاجْعَلْ مَحْمودَ السَّيِّءَ يَدْفَعُكَ قـَبْلي داخِلَ الْماءِ

    Take the good Mahmoud and put him inside the logical part of your head; and let bad   Mahmoud push you before me into the water.


 

   

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