Arabic Word of the Day 5#
*Last Post Recap: Laday'a (I have) and láysa laday'a (I don't have)
*So I picked these exact verbs because we want to start describing what we have (including how we look)... To do this, we'll have to go through some colours:
*أحمر = red = "ah^mar" (h^) - I've already gone through this letter (ح) in one of my posts [https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31891661] there's also a video on how to pronounce it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmaAZsjiIas]
*أزرق = blue = "azraq^" (q^) - So it's the letter (ق) which is basically a letter "q" only stronger
*أخضر = green = "akhdar" (kh) - the letter (خ) is one of the hard letters, it's like the sound you make when you try to clear your throat (sounds a bit like the Spanish 'j') here's a video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZMFuDL2Yw]
*أصفر = yellow = "as^far" (s^) - It sounds more like the "s" in "sorry" only a little stronger, I'll try to find a video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1leKBym76sk]
*برتقالي = orange = "burtuq^aalee" (q^) - same as the one for "blue" ^ - the double letters means they are long vowels so you just have to make it a little bit longer when you say those letters
*بنفسجي = purple = "banafsajee"
*أسود = black = "aswad"
*أبيض = white = "abyad^" (d^) - It's like a really weird version of (d) - i'll have to find a video for this one as well: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKQTD6nFOtQ]
*بني = brown = "bunee"
*لون = colour = "lawn" and the plural is ألوان = "alwaan" - btw you don't say "lawn" like 'lawn' in English you say "la" then you say "wn" (if that makes sense) :)
*Here's a video that goes through the colours, it also goes through masculine and feminine colours, I'll try to go through that in another post but this one is pretty good [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZpVunxeT6E]
*Thanks for reading :) And if you watched the videos, having to put up with the on-the-spot English XD If you want to learn any other colours ask me below :)
Lol I'm getting down-voted... Is it cus I added too many videos or something? Or was my explanation terrible? I prefer critical feedback then down voting with no obvious reason :p Oh well it's just a number... You know what? I like minus numbers! :D
I don't know who is downvoting you, but your messages are super helpful. I just wish DL would notice!
That’s the spirit mudarisa Sassy!
I actually like the Arabic posts that you do! I have been deciding if I should do Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, or Hindi. I am still not sure which I want to proceed with but I am trying them all out to see which one I like best, but.... the problem is I can’t decide because they are all very beautiful languages.
I see your choices are all hard to learn as well... Personally, I'd go with the one that would come more in handy (actually I'd go with something easier but that's me and that's why you're my maestro and not the other way round) ;p
أزرق (azraq) I just typed my first word in Arabic and my favorite color, thanks for making these posts!
Quick question, What is the Arabic word for teacher?
Lol blue is my favourite colour too Maestro... Teacher: أستاذ (ustaath) or معلم (like Duo_Schmecker said) and there's also مدرس (mudaris)... ;p looks like you appear three different times in Arabic, I think twice in Spanish... Hey wait! Why's my Maestro asking me a question?!
Thanks mudarisa Sassy lol, if I am getting called Maestro than you will be mudaris :P
LOL expected that from you Maestro, but... that's the masculine word for teacher so... call me "mudarisa" or "mu3alima" or "ustaatha" (most of the time you just add the sound (a) to the end to make it feminine) ;p but since I'm your student call me "tilmeetha" or "t'aaliba" ;)
See... You really are Mudarisa Sassy (not tilmeetha) because you just taught me new words and that Arabic has a gender system for nouns, Thanks Mudarisa Sassy. :P
Sorry for the late comment, I had a sleep over so I forgot my computer. And again I will upvote!!
Thanks for the up votes! :) [btw I think they deleted that post - you know which one]
[btw go on that one that starts like ^ that, get it? Aka: the 1st one]
I just want to say I can't believe you are doing this like 6 days streak writing these long posts. Really well done, I can't believe these people down voting........do these people have brains?
Thank you for this SASSYandsisters.
I am just wondering... did you apply to be a contributor to the Arabic for English speakers course? I started a thread asking for why it was taking so long and someone said the contributors are busy etc. and do not have time to add words or translate...
You are putting in so much time for this (daily)... why don't you apply to contribute to the course? https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/ar/en It is Modern Standard Arabic.
I already have applied quite a few times now... I think the Arabic contributors are the ones who accept people, and if they're not online, I'm not sure how anyone who applied is going to get accepted anyways... 0_0 I got a message but but it didn't mean much really :) oh well...
I don't get it - I posted about this today and got a snarky 'do you expect the contributors to give up their lives' answer back from someone, and then my post got deleted. This is very strange - you'd clearly get the course finished sooner. I don't know what is duolingos issue??
What did their message say?
It said something like: "Once there is an opening, you will be contacted by a team member to help construct this course" @_@ I don't know what they meant by an 'opening' but yeah :)