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Arabic Word of the Day 52#

Hi! How are you guys today? Good? I hope so! Today we’re going to be looking at some plants:

النباتات = “Alnabaataat” = [The] Plants

زهرة = “Zahra” = [A] Flower – Some Arabs call their girl “Zahra” [they must be very confident that their daughter will be pretty] JK ;p

وردة = “Warda” = [A] Rose – This is also another [cringy imo] Arabic girl name

شجرة = “Shajara” = [A] Tree – No-one calls their daughter that don’t worry! XD

دوار الشمس = “Dawaar alshams” = [A] Sunflower – “Dawaar” [in this sense] kind of means “that which turns [rotates]”, and “alshams” means “the sun” [important word to remember]. So “Dawaar alshams” is “that which turns to the sun”, which is exactly what Sunflowers do! Nice word! ;)

[عباد الشمس] = "3abaad alshams” = [A] Sunflower – Another word for the beautiful plant! Both are just as common so you should try to remember both! This however has quite a different meaning. “3abaad” is “that which worships” and “alshams” again meaning “sun”, so “3abaad alshams” means “that which worships the sun” in the sense that bends towards the sun when it rises, which is another original description

أقحوان = “Uq^h^uwaan” = [A] Chrysanthemum – Has become GCSE English students’ least favourite flower after appearing in their English exam. Fact.

[عشب ] = ”3ushb" = Grass

صبار = “S^abaar” = [A] Cactus

طحلب = “T^uh^lub” = Moss [s]

نرجس = “Narjis” = [A] Daffodil– Another Arabic girl name! [only not so cringy] I think they’re obsessed with flowers… I mean they have it in English too, like Daisy and Blossom and Lily and whatnot…

زنبق = “Zanbaq^” = [A] Lily or زنبق الماء = “Zanbaq^ almaa’ “ which you should already guess to be Water Lily – Thank god that’s not a name! ;o

أعشاب = “A3shaab” = Herbs / Grasses [depending on subject]

الأعشاب الضارة = “Al’a3shaab ald^aara” = Weed [the plant! Before anyone suggests!] – So we know “a3shaab” means “grasses” [in this case], “ald^aara” means “that are bad for [wtv it is] which we know is plants! That’s why it’s good to say the adjective after the noun! [Proof] Anyways, so basically it means “the grasses that are bad”

توليب = “Tooleeb” = Tulip – They ran out of ideas here ;p

And so did I! Ok here’s your beginner list! Tomorrow I might continue this topic with tree types like oak and birch! For now, try to practice pronouncing these using the transcriptions above. If you need any clarification for any of the letters and transcriptions, please comment below! Thanks!

Thanks for Reading! Any Qs, Proof – reading, Suggestions or Improvements I can make, please comment below and [since it’s a holiday] I’ll probably manage to answer sooner than I have done in the past few days ;) Have a Nice Evening Guys! Cya ;D

June 14, 2019

42 Comments


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

¡Muchas gracias por esta lista de vocabulario! El nombre Rosa o en árabe (Wardah) parece ser un nombre muy popular en todos lados.

June 14, 2019

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

Congrats on your 200 day streak Andres!

Cheers from S.C.A.R.L,..... oh wait i changed my username... ehh cheers from a Norwegian potato XD

June 14, 2019

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

Muchas Gracias S.C.A.R.L :)

June 14, 2019

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

:O I didn't notice that! Well Done Andres!! ;D Catch some lingots!

June 14, 2019

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

Muchas gracias Sassy, ouch... uno me golpeó en la cabeza. XD

June 14, 2019

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

Lol your fault you can't catch! XD

June 14, 2019

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

¡Felicidades por tu racha de 200 dias, Andres!

June 15, 2019

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

¡Gracias Eliein!

June 15, 2019

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

¡No hay problema! Sí, eso es cierto! ;D [Gracias por la practica española]

I have a Q Maestro : would I say "pràctica española" or "pràctica de español" or would I say something else? :o

June 14, 2019

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

Por nada :)

Both are correct (I think) but I would probably use “practica de español”.

June 14, 2019

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

Thanks a lot! Oops I mean "Muchas gracias Maestro!" ;D

June 14, 2019

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

Hey. How's the day been?

I actually have a cousin called Zahra and a friend called Wardah.

June 14, 2019

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

Nice! Yours good?

Yeah I have a friend called Zahra ;) Only in Arabic the name's kinda cringy cus they always use them in those cringy cartoons and it's just CRINGY Lol you won't get me! ;p I am a weirdo

June 14, 2019

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

No wait. As a kid, I used to watch Baraem and Jeem TV. It was boring cause I didn't understand a word. @-@

My day was not too bad. My sister fell sick and went home at 2 so I had to take the bus with a very bad stomach. :(

Yesterday was cooler tho. We had an experiment which was to test different metals reactivity using hydrochloric acid. I had gloves on and touched my face. I felt a drip and then instant burning. Tried to cover it up but my friend(nice but kinda scary) told the teacher and I washed my face. So yeah ;)

I had parents evening as well.

June 14, 2019

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

XDDDDD Those are the exact TV programs I watched as a kid! [well then Jeem Tv used to be AlJazeera] That's how I learnt Arabic ;p Well I was probably much smaller than you, but I was watching for hours everyday, so I grew up knowing Arabic LoL! [I also had my parents to ask them Qs, but I just understood it alone somehow]

:l Hope your day is better tomorrow! ;D

Don't worry, in GCSE you do loads of cooler practicals almost everyday especially in Chemistry. In Biology, you mainly sit down but you also do some dissecting [with hearts and toads and stuff] but we haven't done that yet [and I'm not looking forward to it!]... We don't use gloves lol! But we're forced to wear goggles even with the safest chemicals ever! Good that wasn't a corrosive chemical ;p

June 14, 2019

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

Yeah phew :D

I'd look forward to dissecting. It'll be fun.

June 14, 2019

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

Ugh! Noooo! The boys always think they're so BRAVE or something and start shoving their hands through the arteries and stuff! YUK and I'm just there, puking at the back of the classroom :X

June 14, 2019

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

Yeah! I go to an all girl school so some of them will be outside or in the toilet and there's just us, properly touching the parts.

June 14, 2019

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

Hey! everyone noticed something new? XD

June 14, 2019

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

Hola S.C.A.R.L, ¿Ahora tú eres una patata con un nuevo nombre? jaja

Espero que Sousou no te ve. :P

June 14, 2019

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

Jaja! Eso es porque recientemente empecé con el hecho noruego del día! deberías comprobarlo :D

June 14, 2019

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

Ok, voy a buscarlo ahora.

June 14, 2019

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

Oh no Sousou @_@

June 14, 2019

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

What???

June 14, 2019

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

Do you remember a username named S.C.A.R.L?

June 14, 2019

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

Yeah...................................................................................

June 14, 2019

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

And the user changed his name toooo....... continue the missing word...

June 14, 2019

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

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a second.............

From what my studies conclude, you mystery potato are S.C.A.R.L

New account or you just changed you current one?

June 14, 2019

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

Yep I noticed that weird profile pic XD ... Wait SCARL got eaten by a savage potato?! :O

June 14, 2019

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

Yes OMG Sassy you are a genius!!

You exposed the potato!!..... Sassy the investigator XD

June 14, 2019

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

Case Cracked! ;p Guess how I figured it out? ;3 .....

June 14, 2019

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

@Ruwayda

No I didn’t create a new account, i just changed my name and my profile pic :)

June 14, 2019

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

Why tho? (I like to ask questions dunno why tho)

June 14, 2019

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

A potato killed me! Sorry Ruwayda :((

June 14, 2019

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

Munch munch munch

Oh wait you're a potato now..........

Puts crisps away

June 14, 2019

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

Did you delete all the other languages you're learning? :o

June 14, 2019

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

Uhhmmm unfortunately yes :(

June 14, 2019

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

Make the next one about school subjects (that if you hadnt done it before) hehe

June 14, 2019

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

I have already but thanks for the idea anyways! ;D

June 15, 2019

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

Thanks a lot for today's post! Has your keyboard begun misbehaving again (at grass and sunflower 2.0)?

June 15, 2019

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

:O It thought it got away with it, didn't it?! Stupid laptop! ... Thanks for noticing that Eliein! I'll fix it... After I'm done with this keyboard! ;p

June 15, 2019

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

All the best with that! ;P

June 15, 2019
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