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1. Hello & Goodbye

2. Counting

3. Meeting people

4. In the hotel

5. In the restaurant

6. Writing Arabic

7. part 2

8. part 3

9. part 4

10. My name is Issam

11. My local coffeeshop

12. Swedish women

13. Alexandria's beaches

14. Fixing cars

15. Islam & Christianity

16. Quit smoking?

17. Mountains of cookies

18. My marriage









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Lesson 14
Fixing cars

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'innani 'imtalku sayyāra fīāt 'uwnuw wa hiyya 'al-'ān cumruhā 'ithcashar cāmān

I have a Fiat Uno, which now is 12 years old.

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laqad kānat sayyāra jayyida jiddan li-sanawāt cadīda wa-rakhīsa bi-n-nisbat lil-binzīn

It has been a very good car for many years, and cheap with gas.

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wa-lakinnahā 'al-'ān bada'ta tusbih mushkila wa-bihā bacda l-makhātir f l-qiyyāda

But now it's becoming a problem, and a little bit dangerous to drive.

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wa-lākin hattā fī misr haythu kull shay' rakhīs, fa-'inna 'ishi s-sayyāra ghālī jiddan bin-nisbati lī

But even in Egypt, where everything is cheap, fixing the car is too expensive for me.

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'actaqidu 'innanī māhir jiddan fī l-nawāhī l-fanniyya

I think I am quite clever with technical things.

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li-dhālika sa'usallah l-muharrik wal-farāmil bi-nafsī

So I will fix the engine and the brakes by my own.

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lā 'acrif idhā kuntu sa-'anjah 'am lā, calā 'ayya hāl sa'ukhbir kam fi-mā bacda

I don't know if I will succeed or not, any way I will tell you later.

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By Tore Kjeilen