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  • بن

    May 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Hi Nadine,

    In chapter 15, line 6 , there is ” بدنا ياه ” . Could you please let me know what  “ياه ” means.  شكرا !

    Also, in line 4 ,   “بآخرالأسبوع ” does this literally mean the weekend or does it mean the final week  ?

    ! شكرا  x 2 Grinning

  • Nadine 

    May 31, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    line 4  : بآخرالأسبوع  means “at the end of the week” or in other words, as written in the book, “on the weekend”

    line 6: 
     كل شي بدنا ياه   everything that we want
    كل شي بدنا     everything we want

    Notice the difference between the two sentences with ياه and without

    ياه  refers back to something that has already been mentioned. 

  • بن

    June 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks Nadine ! Grinning

  • Brett

    July 26, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    How do you pronounce ياه? Is it yah or eh or something else?

    • Nadine 

      July 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      It is pronounced like the word “yea” in English /jeɪ/

  • Brett

    July 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm


    I like trying to read Arabic script, however one problem with that is it can be hard to know exactly how to pronounce a lot of words when you’re not familiar with how they sound…

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