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Arabic Word of the Day [Special!] ;3

IDIOMS! ;p

*Well actually I was planning to do it later on but I thought that this is the best day of the year so I thought, why not? Let's start! I didn't add really bad words because we are only going to use these words on certain desperate occasions only, right? :3 hehehe... :

*غبي = "ghabee" - the famous yr2 diss... "Stupid!" <- classics :3. "gh" is the letter (غ ) if you want to hear how to say this letter just write "gh pronunciation in Arabic" on Google and you'll find a million videos. Oh yeah, this word could also mean 'dumb' - I mean I'm pretty sure 'dumb' and 'stupid' mean the same thing, don't they?

  • أبله = "ablah" - idiot/dumb/stupid (they all mean pretty much the same thing). When you say this word, make sure you pronounce the "h" sound at the end (in English they tend to keep it silent but here we must pronounce it as in many dialects, "abla" means teacher!).

  • أحمق = "ah^maq^" - foolish/stupid (along those lines). The "h^" is (ح) and "q^" is (ق ).

*حمار = "h^emaar" - the Arabic word for donkey, although many less-fortunate Arabs still use the donkey, it seems they like to use its name as an insult, although clearly it's very helpful (and better then some people...).

*سخيف = "sakheef" - silly/ridiculous. Here we've got the famous "kh" sound (خ) which seems to be 99% of the time butchered, by (naming no names ...hmmhmm) and said like a "k". There is already a letter in the alphabet for 'k' which is (ك) so you must be able to pronounce this letter correctly.

  • كلب = "kalb" - meaning 'dog'. Also a common insult in many other languages other than Arabic... Lol, I bet the animals call each other humans! Must be the worst insult XD

*مزعج = "muz3ij" - annoying/irritating. Well, not exactly an insult (unless you're super sensitive or something). The "3" here is (ع).

*سمين = "sameen" - fat/obese :)))) . In some countries this isn't considered an insult, but in Arabia it does (especially when you say it to a girl IDW). But basically, just avoid saying it on accident (cus the next thing you'll find yourself flattened :3 ).

*قبيح = q^abeeh^ - ugly. I'm not the kind of person who gets insulted by these lame insults but yeah, there's some that do... (mainly girls IDW - or maybe this is a stereotype?).

*So here's your starter kit of 9! Now, adjectives in Arabic have genders so all the ones above are masculine so if you are saying these to a lady (I hope not!) then all we have to do is add the SOUND "a" (ة ) to the end of every word above except for the 2nd and 3rd ones. Why? Well these adjectives start with an 'alif' ( أ ) "a" so when they are transformed, you take off the 'alif' at the beginning and add it to the end with a 'hamza'. So they will become (حمقاء) "h^amq^aa' " and (بلهاء) "balhaa' ".

*Thanks for reading, any Qs (including words you would like to know), then please comment below and I'll be glad to answer them. Any problems with above words then I'll be happy to remove any unnecessary ones (I did try to pick out ok ones, though I have plenty in my socks ;p )...

Oh ya... I was wondering... Why didn't my face appear on Google?! No fair! I'm 365 days older then I was last year so why am I not on there?! After all there's no point celebrating someone's b-day on Google if they're not alive to see their name on Google anyways, no? :( ... watch guys, if you ever see "sassy" on Google know that was me ;p

May 3, 2019

12 Comments


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

Thank you for doing this post! Now I know some Arabic words that I might need to use on certain people I know...hehe JK

Also Happy Birthday or in Spanish (Feliz Cumpleaños) Here are some B-day lingots.

May 3, 2019

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

Oooh thankyou!! I must say this is the best b-day present I had today (mainly cus I didn't get ANY!! - well except from my lovely friends who gave me chocolate :D ... nice ppl unlike those sitting right next to me couldn't even give me a cake?!)

Oh yeah, use those words wisely... I think they'll come in handy hehehe :3

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Oh, it's your bd. Here are some happy lingots!

May 3, 2019

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

Grazie! (I think) ;D

May 3, 2019

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

FINALLY!! I love to learn Idioms in Arabic, Wow you just posted 2 big discussion in one day!!

1 lingot for you again!!

May 3, 2019

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

Thanks ;p 3 now...

May 3, 2019

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

Oh, I thought you are going to post words worse than those. Thanks god I wanted to post worse and worse words XD. Do you want to learn some? ;p وكل عام وأنتِ بخير، العمر كله بسعادة تعيشيه يا رب

May 3, 2019

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

I told you I wasn't going to do bad words ;p but I still raced you to it so... ;D haha! (I don't need you to teach me the words I live by, thankyou).

شكرا وانت أيضا :)

May 3, 2019

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

Happy Birthday!!! A special birthday deserves a special quote!!~KD

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – Andy Rooney

May 3, 2019

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

XD Best quote thanks!! (and quite true too...) ;p

May 3, 2019

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

Thanks! I hope it's a good present!~KD

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell

May 3, 2019

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

It is! :D... now my turn: “ Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” - [where's the name!! @_@]

May 4, 2019
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