Yalla! Episode 1: At the Cairo International Airport

Welcome to a brand new blog feature: Yalla! Learn English and Egyptian Arabic through short, simple dialogues.
This is intended for an English-speaking audience learning Egyptian Arabic, as well as Arabic speaking audience learning
English. Each week, Hanan from Cairo and I will bring you practical dialogues which will always include transcripts
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At the Cairo International Airport
The English audio of this dialogue.

Ana: Excuse me, I have been waiting for my luggage for an hour. I think my bags are lost.
Could you please help me?
Airport worker: Welcome to Cairo. When did you arrive?
Ana: I arrived at 11:45, Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul.
Airport worker: How many bags do you have?
Ana: Two bags.
Airport worker: Please fill out this form with your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address in Canada,
your address in Egypt, and your passport number.
Ana: Okay, thank you. What happens next?
Airport worker: We will call you when we find your luggage.
Ana: Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon. All my things are in those bags.
Airport worker: We will do our best. Good luck!

في مطار القاهرة الدولي
Arabic audio of this dialogue

آنا : لو سمحت، أنا بقالي ساعة مستنية الشنط بتاعتي.  أعتقد ممكن يكونوا ضاعوا. ممكن لو سمحت تساعدني ؟
موظف المطار:  أهلا بيكي في القاهرة. أنتي وصلتي أمتى؟
آنا: أنا وصلت الساعه 11:45، من إسطنبول على خطوط الطيران التركية.
موظف المطار: انتي معكي كم شنطة ؟
موظف المطار: لو سمحتي إملى الاستمارة دي باسمك وعنوانك وايميلك وعنوانك في مصر ورقم تلفونك ورقم الباسبور بتاعك.
آنا: تمام شكرا. إيه اللي هيحصل بعد كده ؟!
موظف المطار: هنكلمك أول مانلاقي الشنط بتاعتك.
آنا: أتمنى أسمع منك قريب "أنك تكلمني قريب "،كل حاجاتي في الشنط دي.
موظف المطار: هنعمل كل اللي نقدر عليه. أن شاء الله خير.