Tuesday , October 25 2016

Egyptian Arabic: Saying something was ‘supposed to’ happen

Saying that something was supposed to, intended to and meant to happen in Egyptian Arabic is very simple and straightforward.

Listen to this native speaker demonstrate how it's done.

New term:

  • Supposed to

Sample sentences:

  • I'm supposed to be studying now.
  • Aren't you supposed to be at school?
  • I was supposed to call her but I didn't.

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