https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

A gift from the Arabs

peace be upon you

hi every one

I've brought you a simple gift from the Arabs hope you like it

First : some of the Proverbs

  • الوقت كالسيف إن لم تقطعه قطعك.

Time is like a sword. If you did not cut it, it will cut you.

  • لا تؤجل عمل اليوم إلى الغد.

Don't delay today's work until tomorrow.

  • القناعة كنز لا يفنى.

Content is an everlasting treasure

  • من حفر حفرة لأخيه وقع فيها.

who digs a pit to his brother, falls into it


Second : some Arab songs translated into English

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWHmbHLTpmc

Now I've finished

I hope you forgive me if i made a mistake in writing or speech, I still learn English

I hope that you have enjoyed, with the best wishes

December 9, 2016

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487

Not an Arab, but a student of Arabic. Care if I add some?
أصبحت أميرا و أمسيت أسيرا
Began the day as a king, ended it as a prisoner!

كلفتني مخ البعوض!
Sent me after the brain of a fly!(Meaning you wanted to get rid of me)

البلية اذا عمت، طابت.
When evil spreads, it becomes [good and] tolerable.(Meaning if everybody does wrong, the wrong sounds like right)

من دق الباب سمع الجواب.
Who knocks the door, hears an answer.

تلك بتلك يا عمرو.
This [as a repayment] for that.(Meaning we're even)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

amazing....thanks :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Amrzeido

Hey there ! As an Arab i must say: Most of the proverbs that you mentioned we don't use despite the one before last. I think they are really old, Approximately 1500 years old specially the last one.

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

Well ..in the next time I'll be careful not to put too old proverbs ... only 1400 years old :D.....I'm joking,thank you for advice :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Amrzeido

Ruby, sorry if i mixed things up, i was talking about the proverbs in the comment. The proverbs that you mentioned are pretty old, but all of them are usable now a days.

Cheers !

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487

Thank you! My Arabic knowledge is limited to reading, so I'm not going to argue. Still, they're good pieces of advice.(and I can provide sources that they're not fabricated.) Can I ask where you are from? Because I was almost sure about the first one.

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Amrzeido

I am From Syria.

For example the first one is saying أصبحت أميرا و أمسيت أسيرا Began the day as a prince, ended it as a prisoner!

I guess it refers when Arabs had raids. so in the morning you are the prince of the tripe, and in the end of the day you have been captured as a trophy..

I don't have reference for it though sorry : )

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Qorsche

Arabis itself is not 1500 years old as a language! how can a phrase in arabic be that old?! :))

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger

Thank you for your gifts. I find those Arabic proverbs to be especially enjoyable! : D

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

you're welcome ....I have more if you want :D

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

Beautiful proverbs :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

thanks...You are the most beautiful :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

You're welcome, sweet friend ;)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmerJamilKhan

Thank you :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

you're welcome ...i'm happy that you liked it :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MohebHassan

مجهود رائع

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

شكرا جزيلا :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FaroukZeino

Thank you :)

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

you're welcome ^_^

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/saadmohamed2

really nice , thank for your efforts to tell other people that arab is not like what they think

December 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Soo-74

you're welcome...It is just a simple things ^_^

December 10, 2016
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