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Arabic Word of the Day 3#

  • Recap of last post: Huwa (he/him), Heya (she/her) and Wa (and).

*نحن Spelt:- name: noon - ha^ - noon / sound: n - h^ - n

*Meaning: We/Us

*Transcription: nah^nu

  • Ok so basically, I just want to explain what this (^) sign next to the letter means. So the letter (ح ) isn't in the English alphabet. It is similar to the letter (٥) which isn't really in the English alphabet either. So (ح) is like an English "h" only you say it using your throat and (٥) is also like an English "h" but it is a bit stronger (so I'll keep "٥" as "h" and "ح" as "h^") . These to letters are quite easy to confuse but when you get the hang of it, you see the obvious difference. This is kinda hard to explain without sound (you wouldn't want to hear my voice anyways) but I found a video that explains the difference between the two letters (it is kinda weird) but it is probably one of the best, I think it's some kind of English guy trying to speak Arabic (I'm going to admit it is on-the-spot Arabic) but he pronounces the two letters perfectly. There's some more good videos he's made so I'd recommend you check it out, here's the link (the beginning is kinda weird but keep watching):

  • [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmaAZsjiIas]

*Similar word(s): هم "hum" (they) - It is used for both girls and boys (phew) :o

*Phrase: نحن وهم "nah^nu wa hum" (we and them).

*Any queries, ask me ;p Oh yeah, and sorry I posted late (everyone remembered their work and decided to hog my computer as soon as I came home and not earlier) @_@

April 25, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

It's cute to see ppl talking about arabic

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Hhh why's that cute? Lol watch after it's released, suddenly we become the pros that are for once correcting other ppl :) Actually we'll probably be 90 by the time :p

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

Yup :)

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeQuibbs

All right, now I know three words... I guess im fluent now! Yay!

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

ArabLeQuibbs ^ now :p

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeQuibbs

yeperoo

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdallahAlNamura

هم "hum" Is used for group of boys or group of boys+girls together

In Arabic, we have هُنَّ - hunna -, fora group of girls only :)

These are the feminine rights :D XD

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

The problem is, "hunna" is actually not that commonly used (although it is there for a reason). Whenever I've heard someone talk about a group of girls, they always say "hum" which does also make sense for some reason. I think it doesn't really matter, but obviously it's better to say "hunna" but if you don't remember this word it doesn't really matter... (I am a girl don't start attacking me feminists) :)

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdallahAlNamura

A question, do you speak Arabic? Or just for fun these posts?

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

أنا أمازيغية و أعرف العربية، أنت عربي، أليس كذلك؟ :)

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdallahAlNamura

نعم، عربي من فلسطين :). حياهم الله الأمازيغ، من أين من المغرب العربي؟

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

أنا من ليبيا، سررت بمعرفتك :)

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdallahAlNamura

In MSA, you should put hunna, but in dialects: humma (Egypt), humme (levant) are for all genders.

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Yes you are right, but because: "إتفق العرب أن لا يتفقوا " - I will note that almost no native Arab naturally speaks standard Arabic in an everyday scenario so they won't notice or care really... :)

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

Thanks

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duo_Schmecker

أنا بدأت أتعلم اللغة العربية بعد ما دوولينجو كان لديه العربية في الincubator وفي رأيّ, أستطيع أن أتكلّم العربية واللهجة المصرية جيداّ كفاية, بس بصراحة انا كنت اقدر اتدرّب لغتي عربي لو هي في الموقع دي! أنا زعلان أوي عشان مبقدرش اتكلم مع دوولينجو بس على الأقل أنا بعرف انني تعلمت كتير لوحدي. كل حاجة يمكن!

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

لكن لو تعلم الجميع اللهجة المصرية من قال أنهم سيذهبون إلى مصر أصلا. الأفضل أن يتعلمون العربية الفصحى. في رأيي ، كان عليهم أن يبقو اللهجة المصرية ، و يصنعون واحدة للعربية أيضا.

April 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duo_Schmecker

انا موافقك مية في المية

April 27, 2019
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