Excerpt of a conversation where the uploader is teaching a friend the basic everyday language of the Lebanese dialect of Arabic. Recorded on a Zoom H4n.
Durham, NC USA
Conversations, Teaching, Conversational Arabic, Arabic, Lebanese, Friends
Michael Daou: "'How are you?' is 'Kifak?' if you're asking a guy." Elizabeth Anne Brown: "Kifak." MD: "So, yeah. So you ask me 'Kifak?' and I say 'Mneeh.' So that's M-N-double-E and an expulsion of like a heavy H." EAB: "So say it again, say it again." MD: "Mneeh." EAB: *attempts to pronounce the word twice then succeeds* "Mneeh." MD: "Yes! And you would say, because you're a girl and you're describing yourself, 'Mneeha.' " EAB: "Uh huh." MD: "Mneeha" EAB: *attempts to pronounce once then succeeds* "Mneeha." MD: "Yeah, okay good. So I ask you 'Kifik?'" EAB: "Mneeha." MD: "Yeah. High five."