For many years my family have talked about my marriage
'al-'ān wajadtu imra'a li-z-zawāj
Now I have found a woman to marry.
Her name is Rim.
cā'ilatu-hā min rashīd sharqi l-'iskandariyya
Her family is from Rosetta, east of Alexandria.
laqad kānat mutazawijja min qabli wa-lākin bi-lā 'atfāl
She has been married before, but has no children.
wa-hiyya cindahā bayt warithta-hu 'an zawaji-hā 'al-marhūm
And she has a house from her late husband.
wa-hiya tacmal ka-muhāmiyya wa-'anā aydan
She works as a lawyer, and so do I.
'anā 'azunn 'inna-nā sa-nakūn sucadā' macan li-'inna-hā mudabbira jiddan
I think we will be happy together, because she is very economical.