Arabic Word of the Day 40#
*Helló! Today we're going to learn about how to express opinions, and I purposefully chose the last few topics we did which are food, sports, music and films because they are easy to express opinions on. So let's begin:
*أحب = "Uh^ib" = I Like/ I Love
*لا أحب = "Laa uh^ib" = I don't like/love
*أعشق = "A3shaq" = I adore
*أكره = "Akrah" = I hate - Don't forget to pronounce the 'h'
*أنا أحب .... كثيرا = "Anaa uh^ib .... katheeran" = I really like .... / I like .... a lot
*أفضل = "Ufad^il" = I prefer
*أفضل ... على = "Ufad^il ... 3ala ..." = I prefer ... over ...
*لان = "Li'an'na" = Because
*أما = "Am'maa" = As for/ Whereas
*So if we were to say our opinion we might need to know some adjectives we could use to describe them if we're going to use "because":
*مخيفة = "Mukheefa" = Scary
*مضحكة = "Mud^h^ika" = Funny
*مملة = “Mumila” = Boring
*مثيرة للإهتمام = “Mutheera lil’ihtimaam” = Interesting
*ممتعة = “Mumti3a” = Fun/ Enjoyable
*مؤثرة = “Mu’athira” = Emotional/ Moving
*مفيدة = “Mufeeda” = Useful
*مفيدة للصحة = “Mufeeda lil’sah^a” = Useful for your health/well-being (Good for your health/well-being)
*سهلة = “Sahla” = Easy – Make sure you pronounce the ‘h’
*صعبة = “S^a3ba” = Difficult
*لذيذة = “Latheetha” = Delicious/ Tasty
*ليست لذيذة = “Laysat latheetha” = Isn’t delicious/tasty – We’ll go through negatives at some point
*مقززة = “Muq^aziza” = Disgusting
*صاخبة = “S^aakhiba” = Noisy/ Loud
هادئة = “Haadi’a” = Calm/Quiet جميلة = “Jameela” = Beautiful/Nice
*Ok let’s start a sentence! Here’s a few examples to help you:
*أفضل السمك على الدجاج = “Ufad^il alsamak 3ala aldajaaj” = I prefer fish over chicken
*لا أحب أفلام الرعب لأن أفلام الرعب مخيفة = “Laa uh^ib aflaam alru3b li’ana aflaam alru3b mukheefa” = I don’t like horror movies because horror movies are scary.
*Now we could say “I don’t like horror movies because they are scary”, but that will bring in more complicated grammatical rules, and I don’t want to confuse you YET ;p so we’ll stick to repeating the noun like robots!
*أنا أحب الرياضة كثيرا لأن الرياضة ممتعة و مفيدة للصحة = “Anaa uh^ib alriyaad^a katheeran li’ana alriyaad^a mumti3a wa mufeeda lils^ah^a” = I really like sports because sports are fun and good for your health
*أفضل موسيقى الراب على موسيقى البوب = “Ufad^il moosiqa alraab 3ala moosiqa albob” = I prefer rap music over pop music
*Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof-reading, Suggestions, Improvements (Gimme your opinion!), please comment below! Have a NICE Day! ;D
*PS if you like mushrooms, read this aloud: لا أحب الفطر = “Laa uh^ib alfut^r” = (translate it for me) XD
:3 What? I don't know what you're talking about it was a bank holiday! ;p
"mufeed" is better, in Arabic "post" is "منشور" and it is M not F, so we do not add the "ة"
The wedding went wonderful (especially being that the whole playlist was changed 2 weeks before) I was on the violin, a younger lady I know was playing the piano, and her sis. was on the flute.
Aah finally my co-worker has stopped chasing me and started doing her job! XD JK Thanks Sousou! took the words out of my mouth! ;p
To look more fluence, it's good to pronounce it like: "Anaa uh^ibu rriyadata katheeran li'anaha mumti3aton wa mufeedaton liss^ih^a"... right?
Nice! let's say: "أنا أفضل الفطر على البط، لكن لا فرق مع ساسي"
Yeah but I haven't gone through that yet! Stop racing ahead CO! ;p JK ... Anyways why are you asking me? you're the Arab here! :3
No let's not say that! ;p Hey!! lol now everyone's calling me Sassy... Do you actually think my real name would be Sassy? That'd be funny though some people call me that everyday :D Do ppl cal you Sousou or something? :o
why? hh that's strange, I think you are Amazigh, so I considered it as your real name XD (don't laugh at me, I want be that stupid just when I eat your head)
you mean in real life?
No don't worry you're not THAT stupid ;p My surname is close to Sassy [really close!] that's where I got the nickname from :) Obviously the second I stepped into school with a surname too close to a silly English word, I had to get a nickname XD Now that's my official name, I just enter a classroom and like a celebrity everyone turns around and shouts "SASSY!" so yeah there's some background info to my name ;3
I am Amazigh but most Amazighs actually have Arabic names so :) and I do have an Arabic name (not a popular one really) and you know, that Arabic name coincidentally ALSO sounds like another bunch of silly English words so yeah, I guess there's a million ways to make fun of me and whenever my name comes in the register, there's very few teachers that get it right [sigh] ;p
Yeah I meant in real life. Like is that your nickname? Just like mine is? :D
This is not my real of course, to be honest this is the nickname of my cousin B3
LOL my real name is silly too ^^
I was wondering cus that sounds like the nickname of one fo my relatives who's called سوسن ;p
SSsshhh! Pretend you didn't remember that I didn't post! ;p Hehe I seriously had no time cus we were "cooking" (hmm burning) food ready for Eid :D I'm gonna become obese after all that weight I lost XD
حلويات مثل ألعبمبر و الكعك الصخري ;p I'm gonna get FAT :D it's tomorrow isn't it? Ima not go to school! ;p
Eid's a long time away and you're already preparing? My family always go for takeaway on Eid. That's probably why I gain weight.xp
Hey? Helooo? Eid? As in the one that comes the day after the end of Ramadan? :o As in either Tue or Wed (chance to miss school! :D) ... Do you remember? :o
I know but Eid just seems out of reach. What is wrong with me these days?
Hey, you going back to school tomorrow?
Yup I am! :( Got a Computer Science test XP I'm DEAD. I should be revising right now... BUT meh I'm just going to have to scrape it!
Computer Science.... We scrapped that last year.
Test... You are going to ace it. I leave my revision to the morning of the test and pass with flying colours so you'll do great.
Edit: Heyyyyyyyyy. You're doing your GCSEs aren't you?
Yeah I am doing GCSE ;p Wait have you picked your subjects?! Mmm I think it's too late for me to advise you but I'll tell you anyways: DON'T pick Art or Computer Science you'll be committing suicide! ;p If you have already then... Good Luck I'm dying with you! And it's such a SHAME we don't get to opt out English [sigh] :o
Anyways, Computer Science is easy in yr8, wait till you go past that @_@
Edit: Oh and also, Luckily, the test date got furthered for next week [phew] :D
My school gave us some options for our GCSEs. They're like you HAVE to pick between art and french. I,obviously being smarter than everyone else went for french but the majority chose art and now I'm so dead. I'm so bad at art.
How did your Computer Science test go?