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]
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'?
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)? :)
I'm doing great thanks. I should be sleeping instead of being on here. Meh..... Can't be bothered. :)
LOL right, I didn't fall asleep till 12 pm, then my mom was shooting on me XD
Yeah, shooting the flip flops across the territory ;p Using auto-aim XDD
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]
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
Umm it looks exactly the same to me? :o Maybe it hasn't refreshed yet ;D
Ohh I thought you were going to actually physically delete the rest of your 22 languages :3 My bad
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
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
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!]
they are also called: الحيوانات المتوحّشة :)
الحمار الوحشي = zebra = Alh^imaru lwah^chi
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!
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.)
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
;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