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Arabic Word of the Day 31#

*Today we're going to go through how we can use the numbers we've just learnt to add to our sentences:

*First of all I want to go through how to say our age:

*(عمري ... سنة ) "3umree... sana" = I am ... years old - "3umree" means "my age is" and "sana" means 'year'. So if we say "3umree sab3ata 3ashar sana" we are technically saying "My age is seventeen year". Some people will use 'years' (سنوات) "Sanawaat" instead of "sana" which is singular. As of memory, I don't think it matters if you use singular when you are saying your age.

*Now we're going to go all the way back to step 1 in our learning process. We're going to introduce ourselves again but with better vocabulary than we did before. Hopefully we still remember this! (don't forget to keep looking back at things we've gone through or you'll forget everything). Here's an example to get us started:

*مرحبا إسمي مازن وعمري ثلاثة عشر سنة. أنا أصلا من لبنان لكن أعيش في فرنسا. لدي شعر أسود و طويل. أنا قصير و نحيل و لدي عيون خضراء

*"Marh^aban ismee maazin wa 3umree thalaathata 3ashar sana. Anaa as^lan min lubnaan lakin a3eesh fee faransaa. Laday'a sha3r aswad wa t^aweel. Anaa q^aseer wa nah^eel wa laday'a 3uyoon khadraa' "

*Try to translate this ^ alone before you read the translation! :

*Hello my name is Masen and I am thirteen years old. I am originally from Lebanon but I live in France. I have long, black hair. I am short and slim and I have green eyes.

*Now the next thing I'd want to describe is my family. Here's a phrase we can use to start describing our family:

*في أسرتي هناك .... أشخاص. و هم = "Fee usratee hunaaka.... ashkhaas^. Wa hum..." = In my family there are.... people. And they are... - So there's a few words we don't know here: "usratee" means "my family". "Hunaaka" means "there is/are"and "Ashkhaas^" means "people". Also, in English, we tend to prefer not to start a sentence with "and", but in Arabic it is common to find a sentence start with "and".

*So now we can add this to our intro:

*في أسرتي هناك خمسة أشخاص. و هم : أبي، أمي، أخي، أختي و أنا = "Fee usratee hunaaka khamsa ashkhaas^. Wa hum: abee, umee, akhee, ukhtee wa anaa" = In my family there are five people. And they are: my dad, my mum, my brother, my sister and me.

*Now we can describe our family:

*أبي طبيب و يعمل في مستشفى أما أمي فهي معلمة و تعمل في مدرسة = "Abee t^abeeb wa ya3mal fee mustashfaa amaa umee fahiya mu3alima wa ta3mal fee madrasa" = My dad is a doctor and he works in a hospital whereas my mum is a teacher and she works in a school.

*Now I was going to explain that but I'm gone to eat so bare with me ;p I'll continue this lesson tomorrow I promise!

*Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof-reading, Suggestions, Improvements, Please comment below and I'll reply as soon as I'm done stuffing myself! (I should do an Arabic food lesson at some point!) Bye I'm going! Have a Nice Sleep! Hope the zombies don't find you! ;D

May 23, 2019

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

HAHA I'm the first now, not AndresGarner

May 23, 2019

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

XD

May 23, 2019

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

Haha...We will have to race and see who can get more Arabic knowledge the quickest next time. ;)

May 24, 2019

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

OK!

May 25, 2019

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

Sassy. Still doing a fine job here. I lingot you.

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4Earth

Hello kitty here! Just want to say you’re doing an incredible job ma’am.

Love Norwegian cat

May 24, 2019

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

OH you're so cute! (still wanna adopt you -_-)

May 24, 2019

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

Aww I love cats! :3 Dogs are disgusting though! >_<

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4Earth

Agreed! i had a fight with a bulldog yesterday!

May 24, 2019

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

Lol there's this dog down my street that always has to freak the hell out of me whenever I walk past its house. In fact it is so vicious it's left outside behind this gate, but the worst bit is the fact it can jump at me anytime as it has began to bend the gate (METAL) from leaping at it. Crazy annoying dog

May 24, 2019

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

WOW you all have problems with dogs! a homeless dog was staying in front of my house for days, but it wasn't annoying or anything :)

May 25, 2019

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

We used to have these neighbours who had two cute kittens but they never actually fed them properly so I used to feed them :3 Sooooo cute!!!!

May 25, 2019

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

yes I see, wish a had a cat =(

May 25, 2019

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

What a poor cute cat ! =(

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4Earth

Watch out! Joseph loves dog more than anything.

May 24, 2019

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

Well his opinions have always been juxtaposing mine!

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4Earth

@Sousoudoudo I am blushing right now :D

May 24, 2019

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

Yeah like this > :# )

May 24, 2019

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

I also like mushrooms, you know? ;)

May 25, 2019

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

Nooo don't eat my head off!! XD

May 25, 2019

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

Don't worry, I'm feasting ^ــــــــــ^ (waiting........)

May 25, 2019

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

Aaagh she's gonna eat my head of at sunset!! :O I've got no energy to run!!

May 26, 2019

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

EHEH?! what do you prefer? mushroom salad, mushroom soup or fried mushroom?? ^ــــ^

May 26, 2019

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

OMG you're the cutest!!!

May 25, 2019

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

¡Gran trabajo como siempre Sassy, gracias de nuevo por hacer este curso!

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malick456968

I really want to learn Arabic, but I can only read it with "tashkeel". You should consider adding that, it would help tremendously.

May 23, 2019

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

You should get used to Arabic without it because "tashkeel" isn't always used (in fact not very often as you get to more complex writing). Sorry, it does take forever to type every "haraka" especially since I use an online keyboard :(

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malick456968

You're right, looks like it's only applied in the Koran. It's hard for me though because I was taught to read Arabic only using tashkeel.

May 23, 2019

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

It's also applied in kids' books to help them read at the beginning but then as the age of the audience gets higher, less "tashkeel" is actually used. ;) I'd lend you a kid book to read but it's not possible XD though I've got plenty ;p

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

مختفية بقالك يوم وانا لاحظت

May 23, 2019

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

بقالك ؟

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

i mean you've been disappearing for a day and i noticed it (noticed that you're disappearing) :)

May 23, 2019

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

Oh I have exams ;) and my sister does as well so even when I'm not revising she's revising on the laptop so I can't use it and if you know my sis, she sweats revision! Also when it's 9 o'clock I go to eat and that's like the only time my sis isn't hogging it lol

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

Good luckkkk in your examsss
بالتوفيق

May 23, 2019

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

شكرا جزيلا! أحتاج الكثير من الحظ ;)

May 24, 2019
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