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Arabic Word of the Day 16#

*Yesterday's post was about countries, so now as we've got those fresh in our mind (hopefully!), we can now start on saying where we are from - don't worry, it is very easy:

*أنا من - letters: - alif - noon - alif + meem - noon / sound: a - n - a + m - n

*Transcription: "Anaa min" = ' I am from'

*Simple isn't it? So whether you are a boy or a girl, doesn't matter. All you have to say is: "Anaa min" + (a country from the last post)... As easy as pie!! (eating it, yeah... baking it, not so much ;p)

*So if we go from the beginning - we'll be able to say our names and where we are from. E.g. (إسمي نور و أنا من مصر) "Ismee Noor wa anaa min Misr" - My name is Noor and I am from Egypt. ^ all I've done, is joined the two phrases we went through with (و) "wa" - which, if you can't remember, means 'and'.

*If we are extra, we might want to go more 'professionally' and add this word:

*(أصلاً) - letters: - alif - s^aad - laam - alif (laamalif) / sound : a - s^ - l - a

*Transcription: "As^lan" - so if you haven't noticed, there is 'tanween' (bil fat'h^) above the letter 'alif' so we make the sound "an" at the end of "as^lan" instead of the expected 'a'.

*So what does it mean anyways? It means 'originally', but how does this link? Well, we can say that we "are originally from somewhere", can't we? So here's an example to show this:

*(إسمي أمجد وانا أصلا من اليمن) "Ismee Amjad wa anaa as^lan min Alyaman" - My name is Amjad and I am originally from Yemen. ("Alyaman means Yemen, this is one I haven't mentioned in the other post).

*Thanks for reading, any Qs, Pr or suggestions (this could also be of future topics), please comment below. Have a nice day!! ;)

May 8, 2019

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

Ismee Andres anna min Amreekiyaa.

May 8, 2019

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

Great! :D It would be better if you add 'wa' (and) after 'Andres' so that it seems like a natural conversation. So say I were to say "My name is Andres. I am from America" it would sound like a robot, but if I said "My name is Andres and I am from America", then it would sound much smoother, you get what I mean? ...Maybe I'm being picky ;p

May 8, 2019

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

That makes sense I will remember that, Thank you

May 8, 2019

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

أنا عبد الله وأنا من فلسطين Anaa 3abd allah wa'anaa min Filast^iin

May 9, 2019

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

wait so *أنا من, in one of the pronunciation says noon, weird....becuase my friends say it's only 1o? Just asking and by the way awesome and unique post again!

P.S Maybe you wanna check out my French word of the day #2 (just asking not forcing) and just beware it's pretty long!

May 8, 2019

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

No, I'm pretty sure it's two o's, nice try! ;) Oh yeah and I'll check it in a sec

May 8, 2019

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

Ahh guess they where wrong, Mr Sassy won my friends on battle Arabic! K.O! JK

May 8, 2019
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