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Arabic Word of the Day 8#

*Last time we went through hair colour, length and style now we're going to go through height which is similar to the hair length:

*طويل = " T^aweel " meaning 'tall', if you're a woman/girl, you'll just add the sound 'a' at the end. Remember, it's the sound 'a' , meaning (ة) "Ta' marboot'a" not (ا) "alif". So it will be (طويلة) "T^aweela". This is how you basically turn an adjective into feminine form 99% of the time (there's probably some that don't follow this rule).

*قصير = "Q^as^eer" meaning 'short'. Same goes here, if you're a woman/girl, you add the sound 'a' here as well to become (قصيرة) "Q^as^eera".

  • متوسط الطول = "mutawasit^ alt^ool ". Yep, here's an example of an adjective which doesn't follow the rule. Instead you'll have to remember this one, it becomes "mutawasit^at alt^ool" (متوسطة الطول ) so you add "at", at the end.

Just to make things even more complicated, it's better to add (القامة ) = "alq^aama" after one of the words above, but if you are medium, and you want to use it, use it instead of the second word which is "alt^ool". "Alq^aama" is another word for "height" but is normally just used for a person's height. Remember it is better to say it, but there's no need, as it does make sense without it as well. Oh yeah, Sorry girls, again. If you are going to use this word, you also must add "at" just like for medium. So if you were to say "tall" using this word, you'd say "t^aweelat alq^aama" (if this is confusing you, there's no need to use this word).

*So to composing a sentence: (أنا متوسطة القامة ) "Anaa mutawasit^at alq^aama" = I am of medium height (f). Another example: (أنا طويل القامة) "Anaa t^aweel alq^aama" = I am tall (m). Just to prove that there is no difference whether you use "alq^aama" or not: (أنا طويل ) "Anaa t^aweel" = I am tall (m).

  • Thanks for reading my (now realising) not so great, but better than nothing, explanation. If you need a better explanation or have any questions please feel free to tell me. Any ways of improvement, any proof-reading, you know where to write [me now realising there's no button on the keyboard for "down"] ;)

*Oh yes, I was also wondering... Would you guys ever want an idioms lesson? Just a thought... ;p (it won't be really insulting words, just words you need to know in case)

April 30, 2019

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

Thanks Again Mudarisa Sassy, this was very helpful as always!

I noticed at the bottom if we would ever like an idioms lesson, yes that would be great.

April 30, 2019

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

Palestinian Arabic word of the day!

مِس M-S Pronounced [mis], means teacher (for feminine only :p), I don't know from where we brought it. But it's for you (more beautiful than Mudarissa :s

So, you can type (mis/miss)

May 1, 2019

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

Ooh now I know a new word thx! :3 It sounds like 'miss' in English doesn't it?

May 1, 2019

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

Maybe... Who knows

May 2, 2019

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

Maybe when Britain took over Palestine and called it Israel they gave the dialect a few words or something? I mean my dialect has quite a few Italian words so it could be similar? IDK just a thought...

May 2, 2019

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

Yeah, I discovered that in the past only Misses can work, so they call her (miss) like آنسة 'aanisa.

So yeah it is from English (Miss), but there are not too many English words. Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, French, Greek and Latin words are more than English by many.

May 2, 2019

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

He..he...he [rubbing hands] I know plenty, look out for it in the future! (not now because I realised I also missed some really important content; how to introduce yourself from the first place @_@) ;p thx for reading every post :)

April 30, 2019

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

YES! I wasn't wanting to come across rude or anything (so I didn't ask for you to make a lesson like that), but I was really hoping that you would do a greeting lesson soon.

I don't mind reading the posts at all, I am the one benefiting :P Thanks for making them!

April 30, 2019

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

Rude? No no not at all, I didn't think of that actually (I think you're thinking deep, which is obviously a good thing). I'll do a greeting lesson straight after I finish with describing yourself because it'll be kind of weird to just stop half-way through. ;p

No hay problema Maestro! :p (that's correct, right?)

April 30, 2019

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

Sí Mudarisa, eso es correcto.

April 30, 2019

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

Gracias! :3

May 1, 2019

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

So guys, a question. Is Arabic easy or difficult? For me, I'm a native speaker and I say it's very hard.

But I encourage everyone to learn Arabic then study the language of the holy Koran, whether what is your religion, its language is beautiful and wealthy.

May 1, 2019

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

I find it really hard too ;) so when I ever find a non-native speaking Arabic I know they've achieved something big (and I get jealous, especially when I can't speak their language! @_@ )

May 1, 2019

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

shukraan jazilaan linashr hdha maratan 'ukhraa ( Thank you alot for posting this again) Please tell me something if I did wrong. :)

And again, upvoting right a way :P

April 30, 2019

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

Almost perfect! One small mistake "hdha", should be "hatha" and for the translation it should be "Thanks a lot for posting this once again" as "maratan" means "once"... ;p Well done, now your name is Yousef instead of Joseph XD

April 30, 2019

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

DAM IT, I DID SOMETHING WRONG!!.But thanks. :)

May 1, 2019

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

Don't put insulting words.

I'm a teenager boy and that's my work XD ;p

I'm serious guys, I'll put a post one day a post of insulting words in Modern Standard Arabic and Palestinian Arabic :)

May 1, 2019

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

Noo I will first!! Watch! I know plenty!!...Anyways, if you do, don't put really bad words because people won't appreciate that. Oh yeah... who said *I'm" not a teenager too? Who knows? I could be...Or maybe not? Well, I'm not gonna tell you how old I am anyways... ;p I'm posting FIRST!

May 1, 2019

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

LOL well I know :P, but I won't tell anyone.

May 1, 2019

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

You'd better not, or ELSE... JK XD [I'm not jk tho] @_@

May 2, 2019

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

I won't tell anyone of course. :3

May 2, 2019

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

Teenager also here _ You surprised me XD

No I'll post first :p

May 2, 2019

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

I never said I was! I was just saying... Or maybe I am? But maybe not? But maybe? 0_0

Nonononono I'm posting first watch!! :( ;p

May 2, 2019

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

Bad words? Including 18+ ones? HAHA

May 2, 2019

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

No... Don't do that (I mean I know plenty hehe) but they're going to delete that. :3 do it if u like but I'm gonna go basics ;p

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken11111

Sassy, I just want to say that I enjoy all of your topics. Thank you.

April 30, 2019

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

No problem - or shall I say "لا مشكلة " (laa mushkila) ;p

April 30, 2019

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

Excellent !

May 1, 2019

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

Thanks :)

May 1, 2019

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

what lanuae

April 30, 2019

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

Sorry, what? :0

April 30, 2019
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