Arabic Word of the Day 34#
*こんにちは ! Today we're going to look at clothing so let's begin:
*In Arabic, the word for "clothes" is "Malaabis" (ملابس). Luckily it is easy to pronounce! ;) There's also "Thiyaab" (ثياب) which also means "clothes", but I think it's less common and probably harder to pronounce but you can use it too.
*قميص = "Q^amees^" = Shirt - Similar to the Spanish "Camisa" and Italian "Camicia".
*سروال = "Sirwaal" = Trouser
بنطلون = "Bant^alon" = Trouser - This is similar to the French "pantalon" (also in Spanish and Italian etc...) We can see a lot of borrowing (I don't know who copied the other but yeah I'm guessing it started somewhere in Europe because I think Arabs always wore long garments or something because of the warm weather). ^Both words for "trouser" are common but I think it depends where you live.
*معطف = "Mi3t^af" = Coat
*جاكت = "Jaakit" = Jacket. I think there are other words for "jacket" but no-one really uses those words.
*فستان = "Fustaan" = Dress
*تنورة = "Tan'noora" = Skirt
*سروال قصير = "Sirwaal q^aseer" = Shorts - "Sirwaal" means 'trousers' ^ and if you can remember, "q^aseer" means 'short'. So you can tell it means "short trousers". Imaginative Arabs.
*وشاح = "Wishaah^ " = Scarf
*قبعة = "Q^uba3a" = Hat
*قفاز = "Q^ufaaz" = Glove
*حذاء = "H^ithaa' " = Shoe - Ah^thiya = Shoes
*(جورب) = "Jawrab" = Sock - "Jawaarib" = Socks
*حزام = "H^izaam" = Belt
*ربطة عنق = "Rabt^at 3unuq^" = Necktie (tie) - "rabt^a" means 'tie' and "3unuq^" means 'neck'
*So now we can describe clothes using colours:
*سروال أسود و قميص أزرق و أحمر = "Sirwaal aswad wa q^amees^ azraq^ wa ah^mar" = A black trouser and a blue and red shirt.
*Don't forget that adjectives in Arabic always go after the noun!
*If you've realised that you've forgotten the colours you'll find it (and any other previous lessons) here:[https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31999313]
*Last but not least: "ألبس" (albas) or "أرتدي" (artadee) can be used to say "I wear". So if we want to describe what we wear or are wearing we can say:
*أرتدي سروال أسود، قميص أزرق و أحمر و معطف رمادي = Artadee sirwaal aswad, q^amees^ azraq^ wa ah^mar wa mi3t^af ramaadee" = I wear black trousers, a blue and red shirt, and a grey coat.
*That's it for today! Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof -reading, Suggestions, Possible Improvements, I'm open! ;) Have a Nice Evening! Cya ;D
Ah yes I understood that! Looks like I haven't forgotten everything! ;p
I like to use a different greeting everyday ;) I've done Arabic (of course), Spanish, Italian, German, French, now Japanese... which one should I do next? :o
Oh that looked like Japanese. I think I just inferred from the words without reading the whole sentence lol
You are doing a great job! It's really great and I am a native Arabic speaker. You make it simple and easy to use the language. Thumbs up for a really good job.
The word shirt will be very easy for me to remember because it is similar to the Spanish word camisa. (I love when certain languages have kinda similar words, it makes life easier for me!)
Andres 2, Sousou 1 Lol XD - I'd give up if I were you Sousou you haven't seen the real Andres yet! XD
What, why should Sousou give up? (I am a bit concerned)
Update: I meant confused not concerned. Auto spell check messed me up.
Confused, not concerned...(stupid auto-spell check messes up everything)
LOL I wasn't at home, that's all! anyway I really should give up because I cannot be here whenever I want... wait I will never give up!!! B3
That was also easier for me to learn Spanish cus there are a lot of words in Spanish that borrowed from Arabic ;p
مساء الخير Thanks for all the arabic lessons! Should it not be "black trousers" instead of "blue trousers"? According to your post about colours, أسود means black. شكرا