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