TAXI!! : My daily taxi ride from school to home
Smooha!!??? Me: salaamu3laikum. Taxi Driver (TD): wa3laikumasalaam.
TD:fein fi smooha? where in smooha?
Me: isbat sa'ad, al madinah al gama3iyya. the student's dorms
TD: mashi. ok
TD: shaklak masri. you have an egyptian look.
Me: ha, shukran. ha, thank you.
TD: inta min oman? are you from oman? Me: la'a ana min amreeka. no from america
TD: wa asl eh? and originally? Me: hindi. wa laken ummi itwulidat fi al-kuwait, wa 3mmi wa gaddi sakineen fiha fa 3shaan kida ana azoor kuwait kul sanatain. indian, but my mom was born in kuwait, and my uncle and my grandfather live there so I visit there every two years.
TD: bttkallum arabi kawwiys. you speak arabic well
Me: shukran! anta bardoo. thanks, so do you!
TD: ana bardoo??!! hahaa, inta muslim? me too? haha, are you muslim?
Me: aywa, ana muslim. yep, I'm muslim
TD: kawyyis. good.