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Lesson 7: At the Restaurant

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Lesson 6: Inviting Friends for Dinner

The bellman brings Ryan’s bag to the room. Bellman:  Ustaath, wehn aHuT il janTa? العامِل: أُستاذ وين أحُط الجَنطه؟ Sir, where may I put the bag? Ryan:  Rajaa’ann HuTha ‘all sirir. راين: رجاءً حُطها عالسِرير. Please put it on the bed. Bellman:  Ustaath, inta tiHtaaj ba’ad fed shi? العامِل: أُستاذ، إنتَ تِحتاج بَعَد فَد شي؟ […]

Lesson 5 - At The Hotel

LESSON 5:  AT THE HOTEL AHmed drives Ryan to the front door of the Baghdad Hotel. AHmed:  Haatha  finduq  Baghdad.  Itfathal, ustaath. أحمد: هذا فِندُق بَغداد . إتفَضَل أُستاذ . This is the Baghdad Hotel.  Please, sir. Ryan:  Ashkurak.  Shgad il ujrah?  Aani nsayt inta shgilitlii. راين: أشکُرَك . شگد الأُجره‌ ؟ آني نسیت إنتَ‌ […]

Lesson Four - At the Road Block

An Iraqi soldier at the roadblock motions for Ryan’s taxi to stop and then walks up to the taxi. AHmed:  SbaaH ilkhair. أحمد: صَباح الخیر  . Good morning. Soldier:  SbaaH innuur.  Wehn rayyiH? جندي: صَباح النور . وین رایح ؟ Good morning.  Where are you going? AHmed:  Aani da aakhuth haatha l Amriiki l finduq […]


LESSON 3: TAXI RIDE TO THE HOTEL Ryan approaches a taxi parked at the curb of a busy Baghdad street. Ryan:  Il’afuu, akhi. راين: العفو ، أخي . Excuse me, sir. Taxi driver AHmed:  Na’am, ustaath    ! أحمد سائق التاکسي : نعم ، أُستاذ ! !                    Yes, sir  ! Ryan:  Inta tu’ruf wehn finduq Baghdad? […]


After meeting an Iraqi man, Ustaath Karim, on the street in Baghdad, Ryan wants to ask for directions. Ryan:    Tigdar tgulli wehn finduq  Baghdad, bya shari’? Qariib minna? راين: تِگدَر تگولي وین فِندُق بَغداد بيا شارِع؟ قریب منا؟ Ryan:  Can you tell me where Baghdad Hotel is, on which                                                    street?  Is it close to here? […]

Lesson One - Learning Iraqi Arabic

Ryan, an American in Iraq, approaches Karim, an Iraqi, on a street in Baghdad. Ryan:  MarHaba, ustaath.                                       Hello, sir. راين: مَرحَبا أُستاذ. Karim:  Ahlan wa sahlan.  Shlohnak.                     Hello.  How are you? کریم: أهلاً وسَهلاً ، شلونَك Ryan:  Zehn.  Al Hamdulillah.  Aani ismi Ryan. Good.  Praise be to God.  My name is Ryan. راين: زین ، […]