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Egyptian Arabic: Using Question Words

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In this lesson, Mariam will walk you through how to use question words in the Egyptian dialect.

  • Rola Mahmoud
    Premium Member

    Kam could also mean how much – like – how much is this ? bekam da ?

    • Francesco Alzetta
      Free Member

      You’re right, I also knew بكم .

  • Kyra Stephenson
    Premium Member

    For how much, is the pronunciation just different than the spelling? I hear/see the transliteration as 2a but from the spelling I’d expect a q or qaaf sound.

    • Francesco Alzetta
      Free Member

      The q sound is often replaced by a glottal stop (‘) in the urban areas of Egypt and of the Levant.