[29] Podcast msa: checking into a two star heaven

   
   

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podcast grammar themes: asking questions using the "hal" particle


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اَلـْمـُوَظـَّفُ

the employee

أمْ

or

فـُنـْدُقٌ
hotel/motel

حـُجـْرَةٌ
room

نافـِذَةٌ
window

مـَمـَرٌّ
hallway

يـوجـَدُ
there is/there are

ألـَيْسَ كـَذَلـِكَ
right?

نـُريدُ
want

لإثـْنـَيْنِ
for two

لا يـوجـَدُ
there isn't/there aren't

بـِأجـْرٍ
for money

كـَبيرَةٌ
big

بـِالـْمـَرَّةِ
not at all

بـِدونِ أجـْرٍ

free

صـَغيرَةٌ
small

حـَمـّامٌ
bathroom

مـُحـْتـَرَمٌ
respectable

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue   

هـَلْ يوجـَدُ حـُجـْرَةً لإثـْنـَيْنِ        [click]
  ḥishaam - Is there a room for two?

نـَعـَمْ يوجـَدُ حـُجـْرَةٌ لإثـْنـَيْنِ       [click]
  il muwaẓaf - Yes, there is a room for two.

هـَلْ اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ كـَبيرَةٌ أمْ صَـغيرَةٌ؟        [click]
  ḥishaam - Is the room big or small?

اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ لـَيْسـَتْ كـَبيرَةٌ وَلا صَـغيرَةٌ        [click]
  il muwaẓaf - The room is not big nor small.

يوجـَدُ شـِبـّاكٌ كـَبيرٌ،ألـَيـْسَ كـَذَلـِكَ؟       [click]
  ḥishaam - There is a big window, no?
لا،لايوجـَدُ شـِبـّاكٌ بـِالـْمَرَّةِ        [click]
  il muwaẓaf - No there is no window at all.

هـِشامٌ: وَحـَمّامٌ؟         [click]
  ḥishaam - And bathroom?

نـَعـَمْ في اَلـْمَمَرِّ. أتـُريدونَ اَلـْحـُجـْرَةَ؟        [click]
  il muwaẓaf - Yes, in the hallway. Do you want the room?

هـَلْ اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ بـِأجـْرٍ؟        [click]
  ḥishaam - Is the room for money?

لا بـِلا أجـْرٍ!هـَذا فـُنـْدُقٌ مـُحـْتـَرَمٌ أيُّها الـرَّجـُلُ!         [click]
  il muwaẓaf - No for free! my man, this is a respectable motel!
أيـُّها الـرَّجـُلُ... كـَيْفَ فـُنـْدُقٌ مـُحـْتـَرَمٌ إذا اَلـِحـُجـْرَةُ بـِدونِ شـِبـّاكٍ وَحـَمـّامٍ؟ سـَلامٌ عـَلـَيـْكـُمُ          [click]
  ḥishaam - My man... how a respectable motel if the room is without a window and a   bathroom? So long!

 Questions with answers         
هـَلْ يوجـَدُ حـُجـْرَةً لـِإثـْنـَيْن؟        [click]

Q:  Is there a room for two?

A:   نـَعـَمْ يوجـَدُ حـُجـْرَةٌ لإثـْنـَيْنِ
    Yes, there is room for two.

هـَلْ يـوجـَدُ حـَمـّامٌ        [click]

Q:  Is there a bathroom?

A:  نـَعـَمْ في اَلـْمَمَرِّ
    Yes, in the hallway.

هـَلْ اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ صـَغيرَةٌ أمْ كـَبيرَةٌ؟        [click]

Q:  Is the room small or big?

A:  اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ لـَيْسـَتْ كـَبيرَةٌ وَلا صَـغيرَةٌ
    The room is not big or small.

هـَلْ اَلـْحـُجـْرَةُ بـِأجـْرٍ؟        [click]

Q:  Is the room for money?

A:  لا بـِلا أجـْرٍ
    No, it is not for rent.



 

   

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