Firstly i would thank people for welcoming me,and also welcome others who joined us recently. I agree with you. living in saudi arabia one should know how to speak arabic will enough to communicate with others. well i wouldn’t say i dont know arabic, i do. but there is a big difference between darija arabic and arabic we speak in the gulf lets take the example of
how are u ? = Kî dâyr? (M.S)
may i speak to … = Hmmm You mean over the phone? You’re calling to speak to Amal for example, then you ask “is Amal there?” = Kâyna Amal?.
how is everything ? = Kol shî bîkhîr?
this is how i would have said it…:^^:
how are u ? = Kafa halouk
may i speak to … = Hmmm You mean over the phone? You’re calling to speak to Amal for example, then you ask “is Amal there?” = . halli an kalam Amal ?
how is everything ? = kafa yatam kol shay
the point is there is a big difference between arabic we speak here and darija. if i where to speak darija here no one would understand me… i remember there was a contestant on star academy from morocco who cried because she could understand the arabic being spoken…