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Arabic Word of the Day 26#

*صباح الخير , today we're going to look at months of the year (luckily, they are similar to English months) :

*يناير = "Yanaayir" = January - (hmm hmm I never said every month is similar)

*فبراير = "Fibraayir" = February - Well... I guess it begins similarly?

*مارس = "Maaris"(Maris) = March - Now this word is spelt exactly the same as another word which means "practice". The difference is in the pronunciation; with March, it sounds more like "Maris", whereas with practice, it sounds more like "Maaris". But bothare spelt with a long vowel so I spelt it "Maaris" above.

*أبريل = "Abreel/Ibreel" = April - Make sure you pronounce it with a "b", as there is no letter "p" in the Arabic alphabet. Also, depending on the person, some people pronounce it with an "A" and some people pronounce it with a "I", it doesn't matter which one you use.

*مايو = "Maayo (Mayo)" = May - Not pronounced like "mayonnaise"! It sounds more like the Spanish word for May, which is also Mayo.

*يونيو = "Yoonio/Yoonyo" = June

*يوليو = "Yoolio/Yoolyo" = July

*أغسطس = "Aghustus/Ughustus" = August - Same here, some people will pronounce with an "A" at the beginning, and some people pronounce it with a "U" at the beginning. But the spelling doesn't change because they are short vowels.

*سبتمبر = "Sebtember" = September - Basically the same only you replace the "p" with a light "b".

*أكتوبر = "Uktober" = October

*نوفمبر = "Nofember" = November - In the spelling, it is spelt with a "F" as there is no "V" in Arabic, however, most people pronounce it as a light "V".

*ديسمبر = "Deesember" = December

*Here's a few videos on how to pronounce them because it's hard to understand it just by reading this post:

*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIpCgnz7k-0]

*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbAzEMqvQTc]

*The list you see above have been influenced by the Gregorian calendar.

*In some places, like Egypt, these are the standard months. In the Levant and Mesopotamia region (Iraq, Syria etc...) they have a list derived from the Syriac Aramaic names of the Assyrian calendar, which cognate to Babylonian and Hebrew calendars. The Algerian and Tunisian calendar is influenced by the French colonization (you tend to find a lot of them fluently speaking French). The Moroccan calendar is a mix of the ancient "Berber" language and the Gregorian too. The Libyan calendar was derived from various things, but has been abolished a few years ago and has now adopted the Gregorian months. There's also an Islamic calendar that Muslims refer to (has been quite neglected nowadays).

*Hope you have enjoyed this piece of History. We're going to stick to the adoption of Gregorian months as these have been used in every country in the Arab region (mainly for civil purposes).

*Thanks for reading! B) Any Qs, Proof-reading, Suggestions, Possible Improvements, Please comment below and I'll be happy to help. If anyone wants to see a certain list, then feel free to ask and I'll post it for you (or search it if you like). Have a Nice Evening! :D

May 18, 2019

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

يا ساسي و اخوات، هل انتِ شخص واحد او مجموع من اخوات؟ شكراً

May 18, 2019

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ههههه لا، أنا شخص واحد! إنها قصة طويلة ! جعلتيني أضحك، شكرا XD

May 18, 2019

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هل هذه القصة الطويلة قصة جيّدة لممارسة القراءة بلعربية او لا؟ :)

May 18, 2019

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لا، ليست. إنها مزحة ثقيلة ;p

May 18, 2019

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Now I know how to say my favorite month in Arabic (Aghustus)

Thank you for talking about the calendar as well that was interesting. Quick question what is the Islamic month that is neglected?

May 18, 2019

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Oops sorry I meant calendar not month XD are you trying to correct me Andres?

May 18, 2019

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LOL No, I didn’t know...I really thought there was a neglected Islamic month.

I know a decent bit about Islam but I have never studied the calendar.

May 18, 2019

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I'm not surprised that you don't know the calendar as many Muslims today don't know it either, and that's why I said it was neglected. You probably know one already; Ramadan is a month (in fact it is this month). Islamic calendars follow the moon so they change every year.

May 18, 2019

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Yep, I did know this month was Ramadan.

May 18, 2019

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Well sorry clever guy! XD Lol I didn't expect that you'd know...

May 18, 2019

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LOL After rereading my comment it does sound a bit...(know-it-all) Sorry, I didn’t mean for it to come across that way, I was “multitasking” when I wrote it.

May 19, 2019

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https://youtu.be/fIf4nM35P2U hhhhhhhh sorry for interruption! you asked about Islamic calendar?

May 19, 2019

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Thank you, that link was very helpful!

May 19, 2019

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Well done!

May 18, 2019

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

Sorry for all my late post I was very busy, sorry. Nice post again enjoyed a lot and I am doing my French post today!

May 18, 2019

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صباح الخير! لم أرَ دروسكِ منذ بعض الوقت.... بالمناسبة، شهر ميلادي هو يوليو أو جويلية -July ^^

May 19, 2019

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يعني شهرين من الآن. عيد ميلاد سعيد عندما يأتي الوقت! أنا مولودة في مايو - أفضل شهر بدون شك ;p

May 19, 2019

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عيد ميلادٍ سعيدٌ عندما يحين وقته ^^ أم أنّه فات؟!

May 19, 2019

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فات هههه :P

May 19, 2019

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CHeck out me French post!

May 19, 2019

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ههههههههههه ولم تخبريني لأرسل لكِ تهنئة؟! ربّما أرسل لك هدية... هذا على حساب موقعك الحالي فأنا في كوكب أورانوس وقد لا تصلك قبل مليون عام، المواصلات هنا فظيعة :)

May 19, 2019

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هههه أنا سأنتظر بفارغ الصبر XD

May 19, 2019

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حسنا، على أي حال، سأسافر غدا إلى كوكب زينوس5000 بمركبة خاصة، ستصلك أسرع كما آمل :)

May 19, 2019

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أكون في التسعين من العمر عندما تأتي الهدية. أو قد أموت في إحدى دروسي الإنجليزية قبل ذلك

May 20, 2019

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هههههههههههه لا تقلقي، سيستغرق الأمر أطول من ذلك..

يبدو أنك لست الوحيدة التي دروسها مملة، على كل حال انتهى الأمر وحصلنا على عطلة -

May 20, 2019
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