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Arabic Word of the Day 12#

*مرحبا :) Today we'll be looking at some essential words you need to know:

*أسف - letters: alif - seen - faa / sound: a-s-f

*Transcription: "asif" - Meaning 'sorry'. If you are a girl then you'll add the SOUND 'a' (ة ) so it will be "asifa".

*شكرا - letters: sheen - kaaf - raa - alif / sound: sh - k - r - a

*Transcription: "shukran" - Meaning 'thanks /thankyou'. You don't change anything here because the word above technically means "I am sorry" so you change 'sorry' depending on your gender whereas "shukran" just means 'thank you'. There's 'tanween' above the alif in this word so the sound 'an' is added to the end.

*لا - letters: laam - alif / sound: l - a

*Transcription: "Laa" - Meaning 'no' . When 'laam' is followed by 'alif', the letters are joint together and are often called one letter "laamalif" (they just joined the two letters together ;p ).

*نعم - letters: noon - 3aa - meem /sound: n - 3 - m

*Transcription: "na3am" - Meaning 'yes'.

*من فضلك - letters: meem - noon faa - dhad - laam - kaaf / m - n f - dh - l - k

*Transcription: "Min Fadhlik" - Meaning 'please' - 'dh' is (ظ ).

  • Thanks for reading, any Qs or possible improvements, I'd be glad to hear (see in fact) them ;D have a nice day! ;D Aaah Saturday :3 ... Reminded myself not to forget days of the week! Btw, if you haven't realised already, there are new contributors and a better chance of Arabic being completed before 2023! ;p
May 4, 2019

17 Comments


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

Marhaban Mudarisa Sassy, thank you for this lesson today, it is one of my favorites that you made yet!

Yes, I have seen more contributors have been added to Arabic (I am excited!)

May 4, 2019

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

You do not give up on lessons! Good job, I hope you are finding this fun also and learning something new. :P

May 4, 2019

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

Shukran Yousef, na3am I am finding this fun and learning new stuff as well!

May 4, 2019

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

That's good to know! :3

May 4, 2019

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

Tell me why this is one of your favourite, it could help me make better ones like this one :)

May 4, 2019

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

It was my favorite because the words that you gave us are used so frequently (I use the English words all the time in this list.)

May 4, 2019

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

I had a feeling that was why ;) Are you on 24/7 or something? You seem to reply to my comments instantly :D

May 4, 2019

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

(LOL) I’m not on the forums 24/7, I normally log on at 12-1pm (my time) and I follow a few posts. I get emails from Duo telling me when someone comments so I normally check it and if it is a question to me I try to answer ASAP.

Then my weekends are normally boring so I use Duolingo a good bit on the weekends.

May 4, 2019

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

Lol that's same with me, only I login later on the weekends cus I'm busy sleeping in :p When I go on my email I have like 230 in my inbox @_@

May 5, 2019

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

Thank you Mudarisa Sassy for posting this excellent lesson today. Trust me, I learn something new every Single day! I can't believe you are writing these long text! Keep it up!

May 4, 2019

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

I thought this was my shortest post, it was quite easy to make too ;) No problem at all

May 4, 2019

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

:P

May 5, 2019

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

"ض" is not dhaa, it is dhad.

May 5, 2019

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

Hehe @_@ I don't believe I made such a stupid mistake, thanks Mudaris Abdallah ;p

May 5, 2019

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

هههه تحدث هذه الأخطاء...

May 5, 2019

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

I don't understand the "3" in the last one.

May 5, 2019

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

Good Q, so basically you know how there's more letters in the Arabic alphabet than there is in the English, so there are some that can't be represented by an English letter. The '3' is very commonly used to represent the letter (ع ) - as you can tell, the letter looks like a number three but flipped around. here's a video on how to pronounce it

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwAouah8r5s] - (listen to how the guy pronounces it). Hope that Helps ;)

May 5, 2019
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