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Music Video Realia : “A Whole New World” in Egyptian Arabic from the movie Alaadin – علاء الدين

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 29, 2008

A Whole New World” was the featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin.

The song is a ballad between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they’re going to discover together.

English Lyrics

Brad Kane – A Whole New World Lyrics

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now
When did you last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up here
It’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
(Don’t you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath – it gets better)
I’m like a shooting star
I’ve come so far
I can’t back to where I used to be

A whole new world
(Every turn a surprise)
With horizons to pursue
(Every moment in red-letter)
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That’s where we’ll be
A thrilling chase
A wonderous place
For you and me

Acknowledgment

Thank you Laura and Lucy (CASAW, Uni. of Edinburgh) for your suggestion to put this video on v-Arabic.

Source of Realia

YouTube.com

4 Responses to “Music Video Realia : “A Whole New World” in Egyptian Arabic from the movie Alaadin – علاء الدين”

  1. Hilary said

    :o) nice to have something light hearted! I could hear the split “mish” quite nicely – ma rafoosh ect As well as the “ya amira” it seems to use another (thania) rather than new world.

    I can’t help but wonder how the disney film was received by arabs speakers – considering its stereo-typical depictions of Arabs…

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