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COLLOQUIAL ARABIC COURSE
18 Lessons and Lesson Supports
Eastern Dialect

Colloquial Lesson 4

 

At a restaurant

 

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Good evening, My name is Said and I am your food server.

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Good evening, Do you speak English?

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Yes, I also speak French and German

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This is excellent, How long have you been working here?

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More than (over) 10 years. I am a student at day (time) and an employee (worker) at night

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Great, Can you give me first cold water then the food list (menu).

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OK (I take your request on my eye and on my head), right away.

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This water, its taste is so so (not good)

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I am sorry because it is from the faucet; Do you want instead mineral water?

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I like to drink mineral water. Please give me a large bottle because I am so thirsty.

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Do not (worry), I am ready (OK)

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Tell me which is better (at your place) meat, chicken or fish?

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Every thing is excellent and it will (fit) your taste.

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The salad and the appetizers, which do you prefer?

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In our restaurant here, when you order the main dish, we present you with salads and a mix (group/ selection) of appetizers

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Like What?

 

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Vegetable salad, Tuna salad, Turkish salad and Spinach salad. The appetizers like Hummus, smoked eggplant which they call Baba Ghanouj, also Tabouli, pickles, hot sauce, Falafil, raw Kibbi, and black & green olives.

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This thing is something to be proud of (it makes the face white) Do you have Arabic bread also?

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Of course, We have the dark home Arabic bread and regular Arabic bread, a Tandouri bread and flattened bread (baked) on the Wak.

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Can you get me lamb meat with potatoes?

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OK (for your eyes) Do you want it cooked or boiled or char-boiled.

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Char-boiled a little bit rare (a little with its blood)

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How is the food, did you like it (if God wills)?

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Frankly, excellent, its taste is good, its aroma (gives you) appetite and its spices are balanced.

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Everything here is fresh, we bring it day by day

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Thank you. Can you give me the bill?

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Yes (ready), The owner of the place likes to present you with a cup of coffee and desert, free (on the place cost).

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Thank him for me and I will take care of you by the tip.

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Thank you, Come again and ask for me.

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OK (do not worry), God be with you.

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