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Arabic Word of the Day 49#

Hei! Today we’re going to be looking at WILD Animals! [sounds like my Spanish class! XD] Anyways hmm let’s begin!

الحيوانات البرية = “alh^ayawaanaat albariya” = [The] Wild Animals – “Alh^ayawaanaat” which if you can remember is “animals”. So “Albariya” means “that are wild”, so yeah it technically means “The Animals that are Wild”

الثعلب = “Altha3lab” = The Fox

الذئب = “Althi’b” = The Wolf

الضبع = “Ald^aba3” = The Hyena

الأسد = “Al’asad” = The Lion – You may have heard of the Arabic name “Asad” meaning “lion”

الفيل = “Alfeel” = The Elephant

الفهد = “Alfahd” = The Cheetah – Another Arabic name is “Fahd”

النمر = “Alnamir” = The Tiger

الكوجر = “Alkawjar” = The Panther - I’m not sure if people use this word anymore. I feel it’s one of those extinct words as I haven’t heard it often [I mean who talks about panthers lol]. But basically, because of creativity issues, I think panthers, jaguars and cheetahs tend to share the same name which is “Alfahd”.

الوشق = “Alwashaq^” =The Lynx – [Not the spray!]

الزرافة = “Alzaraafa” = The Giraffe

الغزال = “Alghazaal” = The Gazelle

الجاموس = “Aljaamoos” = The Buffalo – Reminds me of the amazing story book called “The Gruffalo” [and if you haven’t read it before, you’re so missing out! XD - that’s the way I should trick Sousou when she’s trying to eat me ;p]

الذئب المرقط = “Althi’b almuraq^at^” = The Spotted Wolf – “Almuraq^at^” means “that is spotted”.

وحيد القرن = “Wah^eed alq^arn” = The Rhino – “Wah^eed” means “lonely” but in this case means “with one”, and “Alq^arn” means “[the] horn”. So “Wah^eed alq^arn” is “that with one horn”… Though I’m quite sure some of them have two… Or none [after some mean animals that walk on two legs decided to chop them off for their benefit]… But anyways!

فرس النهر = “Faras alnahr” = The Hippopotamus [or just hippo if you’re not extra] – “Faras” means “mare” and “alnahr” means “the river”, so “faras alnahr”, is “the mare of the river” which is quite a far-out description of the ugly beast but ok!

القرد = “Alq^ird” = The Monkey

الشمبانزي = “Alshimbaanzee” = The Chimpanzee

الليمور = “Al’laymoor” = The Lemur

السلحفاة = “Alsulh^afaa” = The turtle/ Tortoise – I don’t think there’s a word for tortoise in Arabic, they always use the same word for both [simplicity is the spice of life aaah!]

السنجاب = “Alsinjaab” = The Squirrel

القنفذ = “Alq^unfuth” = The Hedgehog

القندس = “Alq^undus” = The Beaver

Thanks for Reading! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and have a nice evening! ;D Tomorrow we’ll continue through the animal kingdoms, possibly birds or fish [depending on which one you’d prefer me to do first, choose your pick]. Cya then! ;) [Oh and sorry for posting late]

Any Qs? Spotted a Mistake? Have a Suggestion for Future Lessons? Please Comment Below and I’ll answer you as soon as possible! :D [don’t quote me out on that though! XD]

June 11, 2019

34 Comments


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

Hey Sassy :) How you doing? Nice lesson. I actually never knew this before. There goes being a BTEC Arab.

If you don't know who this is then meh you can guess ;p

Ps. Does 'ذو القزنين' mean 'The One with the Two Horns'?

June 11, 2019

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

ذو القرنين is a historical character especially in our religion

June 11, 2019

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

Yeah he is. He was the one who built the barrier that is holding back Yajuj and Majuj. How are you today(or should I say tonight)? :)

June 11, 2019

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

right ^^

I'm fine this night, what about you?

June 11, 2019

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

I'm doing great thanks. I should be sleeping instead of being on here. Meh..... Can't be bothered. :)

June 11, 2019

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

LOL right, I didn't fall asleep till 12 pm, then my mom was shooting on me XD

June 12, 2019

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

Shooting?! XD Imagine!

June 12, 2019

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

yup shooting XD

June 13, 2019

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

Yeah, shooting the flip flops across the territory ;p Using auto-aim XDD

June 14, 2019

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

yeah, she must be a hunter!

June 14, 2019

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

Don't worry I know who you are! XD I'm glad you learnt something new! And Sorry for replying really late

Yep it does! Great interpretation! ;D [and thx to Sousou for replying instead of me]

June 12, 2019

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

^-^

June 12, 2019

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

Good job! Btw i have removed almost all of my language, because i was only thinking about XP XD

These are my main languages i am going to focus on :)

Edit: I am learning Spanish, French and German!

I do Norwegian, Danish and Swedish only for fun because i understand those languages pretty well ;D

June 11, 2019

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

Umm it looks exactly the same to me? :o Maybe it hasn't refreshed yet ;D

June 11, 2019

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

Hasn’t refreshed yet?

Hold on! XD

June 11, 2019

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

Ohh I thought you were going to actually physically delete the rest of your 22 languages :3 My bad

June 11, 2019

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

LOL XD

June 11, 2019

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

You must be super clever to be able to learn 3 languages at once! I'm the stupid one trudging with Spanish and it's meant to be easy XD I should go and create a dumbo clan... ;p

June 11, 2019

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

You dumb?? You must be joking! You literally use your time to post this wonderful well organised post that takes quite some time!

Ps: Also forgot to say i am also learning English for Spanish speakers :D

June 11, 2019

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

English for Spanish? Are you practicing Spanish using that course? That's actually a good idea! But I'm not good enough at Spanish to venture into that yet! Good Luck with your studies! [You probably don't need it but hey!]

June 12, 2019

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

Needs some rest now!

Buenas noches!

June 11, 2019

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

ليلة سعيدة ^^

June 11, 2019

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

^^

June 11, 2019

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

they are also called: الحيوانات المتوحّشة :)

الحمار الوحشي = zebra = Alh^imaru lwah^chi

June 11, 2019

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

Well I guess "المتوحّشة" is closer to "violent" or "vicious" rather than "wild" but yeah you're right ;)

Oh yeah good one! I forgot to add that to my list! ;D Sousou's on the role!

June 12, 2019

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

I don’t even know most of these words in Spanish! (Great reminder! I will try to learn my wild animals in both Spanish and Arabic now.)

June 11, 2019

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

Shame on you Andres! How could you not know them in Spanish! You're the maestro here! SsHhaAmMeE! JK ... I don't know them either XD

June 12, 2019

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

LOL Shame on both of us.

June 12, 2019

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

;p No! Look at your level Andres!! You're the advanced nerd not me! You're the one dreaming and talking to waiters in Spanish not me! Shame on you Andres! Shame! Just Kidding ;3

June 14, 2019

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

Shame on you! You should be dreaming in Spanish LOL XD.

June 14, 2019

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

Shame on me! I'm not learning Spanish!

June 14, 2019

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

yeah, while playing on violin of course XD

June 14, 2019

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

Thanks a lot for another great post!

June 12, 2019

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

B) No Prob

June 12, 2019
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