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Arabic Word of the Day 14#

*مساء الخير today we'll go through... umm... food? Nono actually we'll got through introducing ourselves, yeah, so here we go:

*إسمي - Spelt: - Letters: alif - seen - meem - yaa / sound: a - s - m - ee/y

*Transcription: "Ismee" - Now, you may have noticed that although the word begins with an 'alif', it makes the sound 'i' instead of the expected 'a' . This is because of the short vowel, which looks like small dash below the letter 'alif', called "kasra". It looks like this (ِ ) now if I can print it on the 'alif' it looks like... this > (إِ ) - YA! I can print! ;3 ... anyways so when there's a "kasra" below any letter, you must pronounce it as 'i'. So if we had the letter (س ) "s" with a "kasra" below it, we pronounce it as "si", get it? (if not, write below and I'll explain better).

*So what's the meaning of this word we've just wrote an essay about? It means "My name is" (kinda epic for a small word, no?)... So when we want to say our name, all we'll say is "Ismee (Sassy) " - that's it! You could also say "Ana ismee (Sassy)" but that's just extra - there's no need for the "ana" (I) and it also makes the conversation seem less 'natural'.

  • Thanks for reading and sorry for the short post; I was going to go through how to say where you are from, but then realised I hadn't gone through some countries yet. That's going to be for the next post tomorrow. Any Qs or Pr (proof - reading, although not much to Pr anyway) please tell me. Have a nice day! ;p
May 6, 2019

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

Madurisa Sassy, thank you for posting this wonderful post and discussion. You actually made me want to do a french discussion just like yours. :3

My Arabic sentence for today: la 'uhib 'akl altaeam alearabii , likuniy 'uhibu 'akl 'asida (I don't really like to eat Arabic food, but I love to eat Asida)

Like again correct me if I am wrong and up voting like usually :P

P.S sorry for the late comment, I was on a field trip with my class. @___@

May 6, 2019

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

"Laa uh^ibu akl alt^a3aam al3arabee, lakin'nee uhibu akl al3as^eeda" - Great! Most of it is correct, I just like to use my transcription letters differently to yours. The main mistakes are "altaeam" - there's meant to be a (ع) so in transcription it would be with a "3", and "alearabii" - same here there's meant to be a "3" instead of the "ea" which you use here too. Also, instead of "likuniy" it should be "laakin'nee".

Other than that, Brilliant! Have you tried "3aseeda" before? I love it, but your taste buds must be messed - Arabic food is the best man! ;p Oh well, everyone has their own opinion... How was the field trip? - My primary school was trash so they couldn't afford to go on trips... Wait... Haha I had no school today in ya face!! Bank holiday ✌️ ;p

May 6, 2019

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

Lol, well we went to a laser science show! And Arabic food is sometimes good but not always, Because we don't really eat that much Arabic food so............I guess........................I don't have any tast buds problem....lol! And yes I have tried "3aseeda" it was good. :3

May 7, 2019

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

You guys are lucky! I have never even had any Arabic food before.

May 7, 2019

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

Why don't you try, be a risk-taker! It's really good, I thought it would be very bad but it turned out to be very good!

May 7, 2019

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

I would love to but there are no Arabic restaurants etc. near me. The closest one is 2 hours away.

May 7, 2019

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

Sure I will check out your post!

May 7, 2019

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

That's sad:( Maybe make our OWN!! Jk

P.S I posted a thing called French word of the day! Check it out! (only if you want to)

May 7, 2019

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

I have honestly never heard of baklava. You guys are making Arabic food sound really good, I’m jealous! ;P

May 7, 2019

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

thanks a million. :3

May 7, 2019

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

You are sooo missing out Andres!! Have you ever tried baklava Andres? it tends to be found in Asian shops and Turkish ones too (that is originally Arabic food btw!! - but they don't make it as good as we do of course ;p )

May 7, 2019

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

I'll check it!! - A bit late tho ;p

May 7, 2019

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

Also, I realised you called me "Madurisa" it should be Mudarisa ;p

May 6, 2019

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

Opps lol..../fp

May 7, 2019

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

شكرا Another great post! Now I learned how to introduce myself

May 6, 2019

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

Thanks I'm replying late cus I had a lot of work to do ;p I got loaded up all at once +__+

May 7, 2019

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

أنا من نظرَ الأعمى إلى أدبي وأسمعَت كلماتي من بهِ صممُ، من القائل XD

May 8, 2019

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

Nice lessons! hope we could make our own course XD

May 7, 2019

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

They got new contributors for Arabic (a lot of them actually!) ;p maybe it'll be completed before 2023 ;D

May 8, 2019

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

Hhhhhhhh I don't believe that it will be completed before 2030

May 8, 2019

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

hello fried

May 8, 2019

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

Helloo ;)

May 8, 2019

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

te acuerdas de mi

May 8, 2019

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

Hola Mitra, Nunca te he visto en los foros. ¿Qué idioma estás aprendiendo?

May 9, 2019

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

Hmm no? @_@ - that's kinda creepy actually...

May 9, 2019

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

Agreed

May 9, 2019
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