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Arabic Word of the Day 39#

*Olá! Today hmm I mean tonight we're going to go through some instruments! This is going to be another laid back lesson as most of the instruments keep the same name that the founders created ;p So this shouldn't be hard to remember really!

*ألالات ألموسيقية = "Al'aalaat almoosiq^iya" = (The) Musical Instruments

*بيانو = "Biano" = Piano - Some people will say "biano" and some will keep it Italian and say "piano" (actually I think the real Italian word for Piano is 'pianoforte' as of memory).

*غيتار = "Ghitaar" = Guitar - Same here, some people will just say "guitar" like in English whereas others will say "ghitaar"

*هارمونيكا = "Haarmonika" = Harmonica - Pronounced pretty much the same; obviously reached Arabia via Europe

*ناي = "Nay" = Flute - It's an Arabic instrument (I'm not sure if it was first founded in Arabia but I'm sure they use it in a lot of their music)

*(عود) = "3ood" = Oud - It's a really nice Arabic instrument, I think (b4 someone attacks me) that the guitar borrowed the idea of the Oud (the Oud is much older than the guitar!)

*كمان = "Kamaan" = Violin <- One of my favourites! :D

*أكورديون = "Akordion" = Accordion

*مزمار القربة = "Mizmaar alq^arba" = Bagpipe

*مزمار = "Mizmaar" = Anything you blow that looks like a tube with holes basically. From a flute to a recorder (which I find very uncreative, I mean I could've given them names if they ran out of them! ... Blowy 1, Blowy 2, Blowy 3...)

*طبل = "T^abl" = Drum

*بوق = "Booq^" = Trumpet / Horn

*كيبورد = "Keebord" = Keyboard - Not the same as a laptop keyboard which is "لوحة مفاتيح" (Lawh^at mafaateeh^)

*رباب = "Rabaab" = Rebab - Another Arabic instrument

*صفارة = "S^afaara" = Whistle

*Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof-reading, Suggestions, Improvements or any instruments that I missed that you would like to know, please comment below. (Most European instruments will probably be the same by the way).

*What instrument do you like most? Do you play or have you played an instrument that you'd like to share with us? If so, tell us the name in Arabic! ;) If I've missed it type it in your learning language and I'll reply in Arabic as soon as I can (that'll be after sleeping) Have a Nice Night! ;D

May 31, 2019

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

sassy, where've u been

May 31, 2019

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

;p I dunno actually, my day keeps going before my eyes! Aah I remember I was "cooking" pizza with my sister and we spent the whole day failing lol (My mum was horrified!) XD I only managed to do these at 11pm ;)

June 1, 2019

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hehehe xD

June 1, 2019

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

Ah, good to see that avatar again.

June 1, 2019

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

You know my pic actually looks like me... On a bank holiday! ;p

June 1, 2019

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

I've played piano ,violin,organ,& some guitar.& sung opera an art song!

June 1, 2019

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

:O Wow that's a lot of instruments to be able to play! You must be super talented!! :D Andres you have a competitor! ;p [He's going to come over and tell me he plays every instrument you could think of... including the bagpipe! XD]

You can sing too! Pfft lol I can't sing to save my COOKIES getting eaten!! :p

June 1, 2019

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

شكرا! ليس لدي أداة مفضلة I used to play the recorder, the clarinet and drums in primary school but it wasn't that fun.

June 1, 2019

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

My primary school was broke lol ;p The only thing my primary actually "taught" was the glockenspiel (it's DEAD) ... Actually we had some African drums and loads of instruments but 0 - 1 music lessons every week (and no music teacher so....) hmm yeah

I can play the flute [four years of learning but I don't have one anymore so I haven't played for a while], I'm trying to learn the piano (on my keyboard), I have a guitar (which I've never played on ;p) and I also have a recorder (which I can only play kid tunes on)...

Edit: that may seem like a lot, but trust me I'm not a very talented person XD

June 1, 2019

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

The glockenspiel. I remember in Year 6 we were doing some concert and the Year 4s were playing the glockenspiel and we were playing the Brazilian drums. Our music teacher back then was so cool. We played games for literally the whole lesson(about an hour and a half) and called her by her first name, which was Emma. Then she left like most the other teacher to get away from a school that was getting broke fast. Now, that school is broke indeed. cough(Glad I left)cough

The only instrument I have at home is my recorder which is very squeaky. I've given up on my music life. Keep pursuing yours and don't become like me. :p

June 1, 2019

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Lol XD I feel like we went to the same primary school! I used to go to this really extra rich primary school then when I was half-way through yr2 we moved cities and I joined this broke school. It was already broke ok, then when I came it got even worse. We used to have a lot of music teachers and we used to call them by their first name too, then we got this new head teacher and then the school literally had a 100 pounds left (after she spent it all on the staff room, I'm not lying they literally feasted in there!).

Anyways so we ended up with no music teacher and sometimes no lessons (if not one) every fortnight. [My primary didn't even have Science ok! It wasn't even a lesson so you'd see my face when I started secondary :O "WTH!"]

It sounds like you live in England, am I right? :o

June 1, 2019

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Yes, I do live in England. I love dipping my Rich Tea biscuits into a mug of freshly made tea. Nice. Crumpets. Not so nice. Microwaved tea. Don't even think about it.

We got a new headteacher in Year 6 and she spent soooooooo much refurbishing the offices,hallways, staff room, the library and main halls. She replaced all the good quality chairs and tables with cheap, plastic ones. She refurbished the kitchen as well and ordered the staff to give the kids disgusting under cooked food. This is what my siblings tell me. Most of these happened after I left for Year 7.

We used to have these purple Dhillon coaches to use for school trips with our old headteacher(she was so nice and so cool). Once I was in year 6 ,BOOM, we had to take public transport(the underground, the bus etc.) to trips. She made the school so broke, they stopped paying for our school trips(the school had a policy in which they would pay for the educational trips and would contribute half the money for fun ones). She didn't even bother to learn anyone's name. Now, she's changing the school uniform and then she's gonna leave. The deputy is gonna take her place and she's worse(it's what my sister told me).

Science back then was putting circuits together(something I was horrible at) and putting our hands in front of torches(something I was very good at). Nothing I learnt back then I need to use now. Once I got into secondary, I was messed up with science. (Me in Year 7 "cells? atoms? acids and alkalines? what are those?????")

It sounds like we went to the same primary. That would be cool if we did tho. You seem so cool in real life compared to me, spending literally all my time fangirling over animes and movies.

June 1, 2019

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I am literally reading my primary life in this post XD (only the old teacher wasn't so cool but better than the sec one). Lol our new head was the assistant head and she hated my guts!

In Primary we were allowed to wear black trainers and she came round checking everyone had either school shoes or black trainers and I was wearing these extra comfy black trainers and she took me out the lesson and gave me a lecture because my trainers had a tiny bit of writing in dark grey! [sigh] The fact my best friend was wearing black trainers with a giant white sole and was allowed was literally taking the mick!

Anyways, I ended up with battered feet in those crappy school shoes. And when I joined Secondary it was to my horror that I saw her inside my school one day! I thought she came to work here then I found out that her daughter joined our school [phew! though her daughter's a pain in the back-side]

Lol you seriously don't know me! I'm not really "cool" but I do have a lot of friends cus I've got a big-flapper-mouth that just won't shut ;p I want to go all the way back to primary you know. It was so lit! [Mainly because we always used to mess around and because our school was broke their behaviour system was rubbish; It was fun (I dare say!) ... Until the one time my mum came to parents evening! X_X) ;p

June 1, 2019

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I swear the new headteacher was against Muslims for some reason. Before Year 6 , all we had to do was write a letter to the school to get out of the Christmas Production and you go on the iPads and laptops(we had three types : Stone, they were the old heavy ones; Toshiba, the ones that were better than the Stones; HP, there were only 15 of these and they were the best of all the laptops in my opinion and everyone elses) in one of the classrooms with one of the parents supervising. Then in Year 6, we wrote those letters and they rejected those. All the Muslim kids parents had to get together and plan a meeting. After a few days, everything was sorted and me and some of the kids hung out with Reception and Nursery.

Some kids in my Year 6 class were weird . The school had to call the police in more times than I can remember(considering that I have a bad memory). One kid brought blades in a pen the week before SATs week. He was suspended for all of SATs week but they still let him come in and do his SATs. He missed our trip on the Friday to Oxygen. So sad.

This girl talking , now as a young adult in Secondary, is still a weirdo. I'm that weird person who's friends with all the cool kids and the quiet kids. I sometimes hang out with the Year 7s because they're cool I guess.Some of my class hangs out with the Year 9s but they're too weird and too old and once they(Year 9s) leave who they gonna have.

Sometimes, I wish I could go back in the past and fix all those weird mistakes I did that still haunt me to this day.

Reading your stories about primary school is so cool. I can relate to them very well. So weird, isn't it?

June 1, 2019

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I assume you're in Yr 8 ;p You're the same as age as my younger brother lol ;D I'm older than you I guess :3 hehe!

Ah! We had Toshibas as well lol! Were yours little laptops?! :O

Mmm I dunno they're probably not racist as you say. I guess England is a Christian country so it's quite natural. My first super rich primary was a church school so I had to go to church lol ;p I was tiny so I couldn't care tbh though all the kids knew what they were doing, singing hymns and stuff and I was there so confused. They told me to sing but I didn't know what they were even singing so I ended up opening and closing my mouth pretending to sing XD That was funny! That school was the opposite of diverse whereas the new one I went to was TOO diverse we ended up with like 10 English kids in the whole school XD

Anyways, don't worry although I'm older than you I'm not a weirdo XD Though I have many stupid dares in life ;p (I bet you couldn't have done worse Lol )

Ha Lol I feel like we even live in the same region XD but our yr7s are so NOT cool. They're such saddos I can't even describe them ... And they're unusually tiny like you can literally step on them XD

June 2, 2019

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

Heyyyyyyyy.... I find Year 7s cool because they have more drama than my class I guess.

I feel like we do live in the same region but I would never say where I live. I never said I was in Year 8 but there's like a 20% chance I could.

June 2, 2019

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

Hehe sorry honey! You gave it away though! This was your direct quote "I sometimes hang around with the yr7s cus they're cool I guess" and you also said "the Year9s but they're too weird and too old".

Case cracked! Clearly you're younger than a year 9 so either yr 7 or yr 8. And you said sometimes you go around with yr 7s cus they're cool and they've got "more drama" than your year as you just commented right now! XD

June 2, 2019

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

Why do you have to be so smart?

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amk_61

Thank you for the posts!! I really really admire you for keeping up with this daily. I normally have nothing to ask/say on the posts (people have either already asked, or the post itself is very comprehensive!)

I am learning to play the ukulele... is there an Arabic word for that? Or is it something like ghitaar sagheer (small guitar)?

June 2, 2019

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

Ukulele in Arabic is the same in English (Ukulele) or sometimes just "ghitaar" (guitar) which is very uncreative but lucky for you guys too I guess ;p Thanks for asking! ;D Oh btw "سررت بلقائك" (Nice to meet you!) ;) [just because I haven't met you before] Good luck with your cool range of languages!

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amk_61

So it is اٌكؤلِلِ? And you would say انا العب الاٌكؤلِلِ - to say 'I play the ukulele' (i.e. does the direct translation work?) Nice to meet you too - although we e-met briefly before on one of the posts about the (hopefully to be finished) Arabic course on Duolingo. I have been following you since!

June 2, 2019

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

The spelling varies because it's not an Arabic word. I'd spell it "يوكوليلي " or possibly "يوكليلي". The way you spelt it, it would be "Aku'lil". So yeah you'd say "أنا ألعب اليوكوليلي " ;)

We did? Oh oops I didn't realise you followed me ;p (sorry). Ok then I guess we already met ;3

June 2, 2019
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