[40] Podcast msa: trouble in the restaurant

   
   

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جائعٌ
hungry

اَلْقَهْوَةُ
coffee

اِسْمَحْ لي
let me

جَيِّدٌ
good

بارِدٌ
something is cold
(masc. adjective)

ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ
isn't that right

لا يوُجَدُ
there is not

لا بَأْسَ
not bad

حَقيقَةً
really

اَلطَّعامُ
the food

 اَلْخُبْزُ
the bread

شَمْسٌ
sun

يَتَأخَّرُ
late


جاهِزٌ
ready

وَصَلْتُ\وَصَلْتَ
I arrived, you arrived
* past tense verb

اَلْجَوُّ
the weather

اَلْإفْطارُ
breakfast

حَضَرْتُ\حَضَرْتَ
I came, you came
*past tense verb

نومٌ
sleep

مُتْعَبٌ
tired

سَيٍءٌ
bad

 


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 أُفٍّ... أكْرَهُ اَلْإفْطارَ هُنا ... وَالْجَوُّ سَيٍءٌ بِالْخارِجِ         [click]
  Walid -  (Walid enters the restaurant and sits next to Hossam).
  Ah... hate breakfast here... and the weather is awful outside.

 صَباحُ الْخَيْرِ ...  لا، اَلْجَوُّ لا بَأْسَ*      [click]
  Hossam - Good morning... no, the weather is not bad.

 مُتْعَبٌ ، مُتْعَبٌ جِداً... لا وَقْتَ* لِلْنَوْمِ      [click]
  Walid - Tired, so tired... No time to sleep.

 أنا نِمْتُ جَيِّداً .  وَجائعٌ جِداً      [click]
  Hossam - I slept well... and so hungry.

 أنا لَسْتُ جائعاً.  اَلْطَعامُ هُنا سَيٍءٌ... وَيَتَأخَّرُ... دائماً يَتَأخَّرُ      [click]
  Walid - I am not hungry. The food here is awful... and late. Always late.
 لَكِنْ* اَلْقَهْوَةُ لا بَأْسَ*، ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟      [click]
  Hossam - But the coffee is not bad, don't you think?

 اَلْقَهْوَةُ بارِدَةٌ. هَلْ اَلْخُبْزُ جاهِزٌ؟      [click]
  Walid - The coffee is cold. Is the bread ready?

 حُسامٌ: نَعَمْ، جاهِزٌ      [click]
  Hossam - Yes, it is ready.

 اِسْمَحْ لي  أنْ آخـُذَهُ.  لَقَدْ وَصَلْتَ بَعْدي، ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟      [click]
  Walid - Let me take it. You arrived after me, no?

 حَقيقَة ً...  لا*      [click]
  Hossam - Really... no.
  (Walid takes out a water pistal...)
 نَعَمْ... أنْتَ وَصَلْتَ بَعْدي، ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟      [click]
  Walid - Yes... you arrived after me, no?

 نَعَمْ، نَعَمْ، أنْتَ حَضَرْتَ قَبْلي...      [click]
  Hossam - Yes, yes... you did come before me...

 نَعَمْ...  وَالْقَهْوَةُ بارِدَةٌ، ألَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟      [click]
  Walid - Yes... the coffee is cold, right?
  (Hossam is now trying to placate Walid by being grumpy as well...)

 وَالْجَوُّ  سَيٍءٌ... لا توجَدُ* شَمسٌ      [click]
  Hossam - And the weather is bad... there is no sun.

 لا، لا توجَدُ* شَمْسٌ     [click]
  Walid - No, there is no sun.
 لا أحِبًّ* هَذا الْمَكانَ...  اَلطَّعامُ سَيِّءٌ      [click]
  Hossam - Don't like this place... the food is awful.

 أتَعْرِفُ...  أنْتَ لا بَأْسَ بِكَ.  خُذْهُ.  ألَسْتَ جائعاً؟  اَلْقَهْوَةُ الْبارِدَةُ هَذِهِ تَكْفي*      [click]
  Walid - You know what... you're not bad. Here take it. Aren't you hungry? This cold coffee is enough.

 Questions with answers   
هَلْ تَظُنُّ أنَّ الْجَوَّ لَطيفً أمْ  لَيْسَ لَطيفاً في الْحِكايَةِ؟        [click]

Q:  Do you think the weather is nice or not nice in the story?

A:    اَلْجَوُّ لا بـأْسَ بِهِ
    The weather is not bad 

مَنْ الذّي لَمْ يَكَتَفِ* بِنَوْمِهِ؟        [click]

Q:  Who did not sleep enough?

A:  وَليدٌ لَمْ يَكْتَفِ* بِنَوْمِهِ
 
   Walid did not sleep well.

مَنْ هُوَ الْجائع؟        [click]

Q:  Who is hungry?

A:  حُسامٌ جائعٌ
    Hossam is hungry.

ما الذّي تَأخَّرَ طِـبـْقـاً لـِوَليدٍ؟        [click]

Q:  What is late according to Walid?

A:  اَلطّعامُ تَأخَّرَ       
    The food is late.

عِنْدَما يَقولُ وَليدٌ " خُذْه" ، في نِهايَةِ اَلْحِكايةِ، ما الذّي يَقْصُدُهُ؟        [click]

Q:  When Walid says "take it" to Hossam, at the end of the story, what is he referring  to?

A:  هُوَ يُشيرُ إلىَ الخُبْزِ
   
He points to the bread.


 

   

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