[39] Podcast msa: trouble in the kitchen

   
   

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أُمّي
mom

غَريبةٌ
strange

اَلآنَ
now

إذَاً
ok, so, then

لأنّي 
because

بَعْضُهُمْ الْبَعْضَ
each other, some of

لِماذا
why

ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟ 
correct?

فِكْرَةٌ
an idea

أكَلْتَ\ أكَلْتُ
you ate, I ate

سِتٌّ\سِتَّةٌ
six

أتَعْرِفُ لِماذا؟
do you know why?

لا تَأْكُلْ
not to eat

 قُلْتُ لَكَ\لَكِ
I told you f. & m.

أيْنَ أنْتَ؟
where are you?

نَعَمْ
yes

اَلْكَعْكُ
the cookie

خَمْسٌ\خَمْسَةٌ
five

 


Step 4 of 4: Read podcast dialogue   

أيْنَ أنْتَ يا أحْمَدُ؟        [click]
  Mother - Where are you Ahmad?

ماذا يا أُمّي؟       [click]
  Aḥmad - What is it mom?

ألَمْ أقُلْ لَكَ لا تَاْكُلْ مِنْ الْكَحْكِ؟        [click]
  Mother - Didn't I tell you not to eat from the cookies?

نَعَمْ يا أُمّي...        [click]
  Aḥmad - Yes, mom.

إذاً، لِماذا أكَلْتَ مِنْ الْكَحْكِ؟ كانوا سِتَّ كَعْكاتٍ... وَالآنَ هُمْ خَمْسٌ          [click]
  Mother - So why did you eat from the cookies? They were six... now they are five.
نَعَمْ يا أُمّي هُمْ الآنَ خَمْسٌ ! غَريبَة...        [click]
  Aḥmad - Yes mom they are now five. Strange...

لَيْسَ غَريباً لَإنَّكَ أكَلْتَ كَعْكَةً ، ألَيْسَ كَذلِكَ؟        [click]
  Mother - It's not strange because you ate a cookie, correct?

لا يا أمّي، أنْتِ قُلْتِ أنْ لا آكُلَ مِنْ الْكَعْكِ وَأنا لَمْ آكُلْ ...        [click]
  Aḥmad - No mom you said not to eat from the cookies and I didn't eat...

 

إذاً لِماذا هُمْ خَمْسٌ؟        [click]
  Mother - Then why are they five?

رُبَّما هُمْ أكَلوا بَعْضُهُم  الْبَعَضَ؟        [click]
  Aḥmad - Maybe they are eating each other?
رُبَّما يا أحْمَدُ - فِكْرَةٌ وَاللهِ        [click]
  Mother - Maybe Ahmed, it's an idea really.

ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟ ...  إذاً هَلْ يُمْكِنُني أنْ آكُلَ كَعْكَةً اَلآنَ؟         [click]
  Aḥmad - Right?... then can I eat a cookie now?

لا لا يُمْكِنْ!        [click]
  Mother - No you can not.

لَكِنْ يا أُمّي إذا كُنْتُ لَمْ آكُلْ الْكَعْكَ هُمْ سَوْفَ يَأكُلونَ بَعْضُهُمْ الْبَعْضَ        [click]
  Aḥmad - But mom if I don't eat from the cookies they will eat one another.

لا، لَنْ يَأْكُلونَ بَعْضُهُمْ الْبَعْضَ ، أتَعْرِفُ لِماذا؟        [click]
  Mother - No they won't eat one another. You know why?
لِماذا؟        [click]
  Aḥmad - Why?

لَإنِّي أنا سَوْفَ آكـُلـُكَ!        [click]
  Mother - Because I am going to eat you!

 Questions with answers   
 
هَلْ أكَلَ أحْمَدُ الْكَعْكَةَ؟        [click]

Q:  Did Ahmed eat the cookie? 

A:   نَعَمْ أكَلَ الْكَعْكَةَ
    Yes, he ate the cookie.

هَلْ اِعْتَرَفَ أنَّهُ أكَلَ الْكَعْكَةَ؟        [click]

Q:  Does he admit to eating the cookie?

A:  لا
   
No

هَلْ صَدَّقـَتْ أمُّهُ قِصَّـتـَهُ عَنْ الْكـَعْـكـَةِ اَلْمُخـْتـَفـِيـَةِ؟        [click]

Q:  Did his mother believe his story of  the missing cookie?

A:  لا
   
No

كَمْ كَعْكَة ً بـَقـِيـَتْ؟         [click]

Q:  How many cookies are left over?

A:  خَمْسٌ
   
Five

ما الّذي طـَلـَبـَهُ أحْمَدُ مِنْ أُمِّهِ؟        [click]

Q:  What does Ahmed ask his mother for?

A:  هَلْ يـُمـْكـِنـُنـي أنْ آكُلَ كَعْكَةً اَلآنَ؟
    Can I eat a cookie now?


 

   

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