Arabic Word of the Day 1#
Sorry, I won't be able to show (anyone interested) the alphabet or the sound because it's probably not possible to do it on a post - you could always check Memrise or Busuu or you could watch some Youtube :) I'll just put on words then I'll give the meaning and the English transcription and maybe similar words... And personally I think knowing how to speak to someone is possibly the most important skill so...
*أنا (That's spelt:- name: alif -noon- alif / sound: a - n - a )
Meaning: I / Me ...(aka: you*)
*Transcription: "Anaa" ( when using long vowels I'll use double letters)
*Similar words: أنت - you (m) "anta"/ أنت - you (f) - the only difference is you say (anti) instead of (anta) - this is because of short vowels on the word which I can't seem to print (sorry) but we're learning how to speak, so it shouldn't matter too much :)
If there's a group of people you'd say: "antum" أنتم (m), "antun" أنتن (f) and unfortunately (for feminists) "antum" is also used for mixed groups as well. (I think this is also in a lot of other languages too so... ya). If this isn't helpful please tell me how to improve :)
I've also added a short phrase/sentence somewhere below, if you want (but I thought it's better to start with words then move to phrases and sentences) :)
Shame, the compliment I gave you was spoilt by the thoughtless comments of your friends. The compliment still stands.
Hello sassy&sisters! Thank you for the lesson! I really hope you contribute to the hatching of the Arabic language! I know some people from the middle east. And for antum and antun, I'm honestly ok with it even though I am a feminist. I've seen similar stuff in Spanish (ellos is all masculine and co-ed). Thank you again!
Thanks, I've tried to contribute already but the contributors aren't online so I doubt they'll see my request soon :)
Thank you very much for this, I hope it sparks more interest in Arabic!
I haven't seen any useful progress from the current Contributors in a year or more. Please continue to volunteer in the Incubator, we need to give the Duo staff a chance to replace those who aren't actually contributing.
سررت بمعرفتك وكل ما زاد عدد العرب كل ما كلنت حاجة حلوة
نعم لكن العربية و اللغة الامازيغية يختلفان كثيرا لكن أعتبر عربية على أي حال. و بالتوفيق لك أيضا :D
Thanks a lot for your efforts to help us. If you could add a few easy sentences, that would be super!
I thought I'd do that after I've gone through more words because there'd be no point in putting the word in a sentence if you don't really know much (or any) Arabic. If you want some sentences for this^ word, then I'll do so below :)
*Meaning: You and I/ Me and you
*Transcription: Anaa wa anta
*I tried to use the words above but just in case you haven't realised already, "wa" (و) means "and" - it is also a letter in the Arabic alphabet (just like "a" and "I" in English, it is a single letter and a word too) :) Hope that helps
Don't say that! It took me like two seconds of my life (I was bored and had nothing else to do so...)
Thanks :) I mean obviously someone who already knows Arabic wouldn't appreciate it as much cus they wouldn't need it. That lingot is for the streak competition that I won hmmhmm (no worries I don't need them anyways) :p
Well I might start learning Arabic when it comes out.......who know? :P
(Yay finally one comment with a face)
Well good luck if you do, it took me almost my whole life learning it and I still don't know plenty of words ;p (Oh yes, and well done for the face but mine is ten times better ^_^ )
Thanks Sassy, Please do more posts like this one. Lingot coming your way :)
Aw... Well don't be surprised if you're let down ;p JK (also can you stop writing in separate comments, can you just put it all in one? thx)
Thank you very much for this thread! I'm looking forward to discovering more words :)
You could search this question up in the box on the top right that says "search posts", but anyways, it's estimated for May the 1st, but I doubt that it will be completed as it hasn't progressed for a long while now, the date will probably be delayed again. Personally, if I were you, I'd check Memrise or Busuu. I think there's also Linguascope (but I think you must pay for that one) or watch Youtube... Choose your pick :)
Such a beautiful language, and being a native Hebrew speaker, it's so easy to remember these words: anaa->ani, anta->atta, anti->att, antum->attem, antun->atten. I hope the course will be available soon.
I think the two languages were around about the same kind of time (Hebrew probably slightly before it). They are quite similar in that sense and they're both religious and beautiful. I'd like to learn Hebrew, but I think I'll stick to something easier. In fact, Arabic is my second language but I grew up around it from a really early age so I ended up really fluent. :)
Wish i had seen this before...thankyou...loving the duo Arabic but this is so clear and well written. Ended up here via your Lebanese facts...can see duo is going to go on the back burner as so interesting and see you have so, so many more to read...great use of your time for us...thanks again...T