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Arabic Word of the Day 6#

*Recap Colours (last post): [https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31916669]

  • (شعر) Spelling:- name: sheen - 3ayn - ra /sound: sh - 3 - r

*Meaning: hair

*Transcription: "Sha3r" - There's a letter which also isn't in the English alphabet which is (ع) and because it looks like the number "3" only flipped round, if you ever see this in an Arabic transcription, that's the letter we're talking about. it sounds like this: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwAouah8r5s] - He does go through some boring ol' science but listen to the way he pronounces this letter :)

*Similar word: "Shi3r" - Be careful! Don't get mixed up between the two because "shi3r" means poetry! If you say to your bald English teacher "ana laday'a shi3r" they'll ask to read it! ;p

*Now we can make a short sentence to describe the colour of our hair. Remember!: in Arabic (just like in Spanish and French) the adjective goes after the noun! Example sentence: (أنا لدي شعر أسود ) "Anaa laday'a sha3r aswad" means "I have black hair" but if you translate literally it is "I have hair black".

*Also, if you're blonde (just like in Enlgish) you don't say "as'far" (yellow), you say "ashk'ar" (أشقر ) meaning blonde. Oh yeah, and sorry gingers, there is, as far as I know, no word for it in Arabic, instead they say "ah'mar" which is red :p

  • Thanks for reading, for some reason I had to redo this post twice because all my content disappeared, but any natives know the word for "ginger", please tell me! :)
April 28, 2019

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

Are you helping with the incubation process of Arabic? I was about to do a lesson or to on Arabic because of your Arabic series but then it was still in the incubation process.

April 28, 2019

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

LeQuibbs, I think she and many others have applied, but for some reason applicants are not getting approved to be an Arabic contributor.

April 29, 2019

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

Yesss! Now I've got a Maestro and another mouth... Thanks Maestro! ;)

April 29, 2019

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

I applied also to be an incubator maybe six times, but they didn't...

April 29, 2019

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

It's not that you're not good enough, I suspect that the old contributors are the ones who overlook the applications and I guess if they aren't ever online then they wouldn't have seen any applications sent anyways

April 30, 2019

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

Thanks Mudarisa Sassy, I am a male (obviously by my username) so would I just say “Anaa laday’a sha3r ashk’ar” “I have blonde hair” or would it be something else that I need to say since I am a male?

April 28, 2019

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

Nope. No need to change anything because you're talking about yourself, if you were talking about someone else then you would. Just like in English I if I said "I have black hair" you wouldn't know my gender, but if you said "he has black hair" you know it's a guy and if you said "she has black hair" you'd know it's a lady... makes sense Maestro? ;p

April 28, 2019

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

Ok. I understand now Thanks Mudarisa Sassy.

April 28, 2019

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

You already knew, you were just testing me init Maestro? :)

April 28, 2019

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

Of course I knew that. (not) :P

April 28, 2019

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

You can remove the subject like Spanish. "ladayya sha3r-un ashqar" لَديَّ شَعرٌ أَشقَر. The -un is the (tanween) ٌ and it is spelled a short (oo) with an "n". The tanween here is used to indicate that the noun is indefinite nominative noun :). But you can put the subject, but in Arabic subject is not always put, understand right?

April 28, 2019

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

When you say the subject, are you talking about "أنا" ? I just got confused what you meant by the subject... Yes good point, I think I went through this one before, but not thoroughly enough. I'll go through it again at some point, thanks for the proof-reading :) ... Oh yeah, do you happen to know if there's a word for ginger in Arabic? (I'm pretty sure they just say "أحمر" )

April 28, 2019

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

Sure there is a word for red-headed (ginger) in Arabic.

A Ginger for female (singular)= صَهباء /Sahba'

A Ginger for male (singular) = أصهَب / صُهيب / Asshab (with s and h separated sounds) , Suhaib

Females (plural) = صَهباوات / Sahbawat

Males (plural) = صُهب / Suhub

And these words are not so common in Arabic common language today, but in the literature it is usually used instead of "red haired" or "red-headed".

April 28, 2019

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

Thanks a lot! I've never heard these words before, I guess it's not commonly used :)

April 28, 2019

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

And for gray hair:

gray for female (singular)= شيباء /Shaiba

for male (singular) = أشيب / Ashyab

Females (plural) = شيباوات / Shaibawat

Males (plural) = شيب / Sheeb

and here the male plural for gray hair can also be used for females,

نساء شيب = Gray haired women = Nisaa Sheeb

رجال شيب = Gray haired men = Rijal Sheeb

:)

April 28, 2019

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

شكرا نسيت الشعر الأشيب! :)

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoorulIman1

Thank you so much. I've been waiting for Arabic course on Duolingo for so long, but I guess it's not coming any time soon.

April 29, 2019

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

No problem, but I hope it comes sooner then I think it will (aka: 2023) because my posts aren't very effective :)

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

UP voting right a way!!

April 28, 2019

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

@_@ Thanks, but I was just wondering... Do you even read my posts, or do you just up vote them randomly? I mean it doesn't matter really :)

April 28, 2019

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

i guess he just upvote as kind of flirting

April 28, 2019

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

@_@ shush!! I don't do that!! Even worse is the fact I'm older than him!! weirdo!!! > _ <

April 28, 2019

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

لا بأس لا بأس

April 28, 2019

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

Joseph, please just let this rest. If you keep retaliating it is just going to make the user reply more, and no good is coming from this situation.

We know you are not trying to flirt.

April 28, 2019

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

@ TheLord2k1 - "Shutting the barn after the horse has already buckled" ^ @_@

April 28, 2019

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

@TheLord2k1, it is best not to say stuff like that on the forums.

April 28, 2019

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

IKR you guys are littering my lovely post now stop trespassing unless you're going to say something useful :)

April 28, 2019

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

Thanks :)

April 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

@_@ I ALWAYS READ them even though it is pretty hard to understand I always try and ask my Arabic friends how to pronouns them and what it means :P

April 28, 2019

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

Yeah it's ok, I don't mind if you don't read it anyways, as long as it's useful to someone :)

April 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

I will delete every useless trash comment I did.

April 29, 2019
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