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Lessons

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 17
Mountains of cookies

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'inna l-kack 'al-misriyy li-'akthar min mumtāz

Egyptian cookies are superb.

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cindamā 'usāfir li-l-khārij, dā'iman 'akhudh macī thalātha sanādīq mina l-kacki l-misriyy

When I go abroad I always take three boxes of Egyptian cookies with me.

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hid kahadiyya, wa-tabcan 'al-bāqiyy lī

One as a present, and of course the rest for me.

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fa-'anta lā tacrif mā huwa t-tacām fī d-dawwali l-'ajnabiyya

You never know what food they got in foreign countries.

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'athnā' 'as-siyām fī ramadān, 'actaqidu 'anna misr tatawaqqaf can sunci l-khubz

During the fast in Ramadan, I think that Egypt stops making bread.

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kullu d-daqīq yustakhdam li-l-kack bi-kulli 'ashkālihi wa-kulli alwānihi

All of the flour is used for cookies in all shapes and colours.

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cindamā yantahiyy 'as-siyām, kullu l-cā'ilāti l-misriyya yakūn cindamā kack yakfiyy li-mudda shahr

When the fast is over, all Egyptian families have cookies enough for months.

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By Tore Kjeilen