Arabic Word of the Day 56#
In today’s lesson we’re going to look at our daily routine. Let’s start:
استيقظ = “Astayq^idh” = I wake up
أنهض من الفراش = “Anhad^ min alfiraash” = I get up from bed – “Anhad^” means “I get up”, “min” means “from” and “firaash” is another word for “bed” [other than “sareer” which we already discussed before]
You may think that waking up and getting up from bed is the same thing. No, it’s not. Waking up is awaking from your sleep whereas getting up is actually getting off of your bed [I mean I don’t know about you guys, but it takes me like half an hour everyday rolling in my bed instead of getting up]. Just clarifying… Anyways!
أنظف أسناني = “Unadhif asnaanee” = I brush my teeth – “Unadhif” means “I clean” and “asnaanee” means “my teeth” [therefore implying that “asnaan” means “teeth”] so the phrase “unadhif asnaanee” technically means “I clean my teeth” but that’s kinda weird in English, isn’t it? So, I wouldn’t translate it that way.
أستحم = “Astah^im” = I take a shower
امشط شعري = “Umashit^ sha3ree” = I brush/comb my hair – “Umashit^” means “I brush” and “sha3ree” means “my hair” [suggesting that “sha3r” means “hair”]. We wouldn’t use “umashit^” for “brushing teeth” because it doesn’t sound right [and even if you think about it in English, it is quite weird]
أرتدي ملابسي = “Artadee malaabisee” = I wear my clothes – “Artadee” means “I wear” and “Malaabisee” means “My clothes” [and as we already know, “malaabis” means “clothes”]
أغير ملابسي = “Ughayir malaabisee” = I change my clothes” – “ughayir” means “I change”.
أتناول الفطور = “Atanaawal alfat^oor” = I eat/have breakfast – “Atanaawal” is another word for “I eat”, but it’s often used in sentences with the purpose of “having” instead of “eating”. So for example, I’d be watching a craft show [I don’t know why I watch them though I make nothing anyways] and the person would say “tanaawal miq^as^” which means “take a pair of scissors”, but if I didn’t know the two-way meaning of this word, I would’ve tried to eat a pair of scissors! So just keep that in mind! Oh and “fat^oor” means “breakfast” [if you’re a Muslim this might ring a bell]
أذهب الى المدرسة = “Ath’hab ila almadrasa” = I go to school [notch this off your list if you’re lucky enough to have finished this]
أذهب إلى العمل = “Ath’hab ila al3amal” = I go to work – Luckily enough, you’ve got this as a replacement!
أذهب إلى البيت = “Ath’hab ila albayt” = I go home – Can also be “ath’hab ila almanzil” because as we already know, there are two words for “home” [manzil and bayt]
أتناول العشاء = “Atanaawal al3ashaa’” = I eat/have dinner – “Al3ashaa’” means “dinner”
أذهب إلى الفراش = “Ath’hab ila alfiraash” = I go to bed
أذهب إلى النوم = “Ath’hab ila alnawm” = I go to sleep
…. AND the cycle begins AGAIN! [groan]
Luckily, this list isn’t the only thing we do everyday [or life would totally suck…hmm like it doesn’t]. We [I mean you guys] do loads of other things and this short list is just the general basics, so if you would like to know a certain phrase, feel free to ask below! Thanks! Have an awesome … night! ;D Also, don’t forget to comment if you have any suggestions! :)
Hey! I think it's too late to answer now XD But I'm good [cus tomorrow's holiday]
I go madrasah/dugsi on Saturdays and Sundays. Have to wake up at 8. That's why I've got dark circles. ;p
So you go to school on Saturdays and Sundays too! XD LOL I used to as well but my school closed down ;p [it was an Arabic school] It was pure torture :3 How long is yours? Mine used to be from 8am - 4pm [longer than a normal school day!]
Basically school but Somalis use it as Arabic school
Thanks for the question tho!
Oh yes it was! There was only one other girl in my year! [it was small] there was like 20 boys and me and another girl, and if she didn't come in, I'd be on my own [she rarely came in and she was SPOILT ugh! only child too!] I always came back with headaches on those days :( [Lol my sister only had 2 people in her year; her and this other girl] but anyways, bye to that crap! ;DD
You're one of the lucky ones. In ours, we got levels. When you pass the July exams, you move up. I'm on Level 8 now which I believe is the last level. Most the boys and girls in my class are doing their GCSEs and I'm one of the only Year 8 there and also the youngest and 'smartest' apparently. So annoyingly annoying
thanks for you answer ^^ I like to know few words from different languages, AH and by the way, can anybody there talk in Arabic?
The teachers can. I know one Arab girl who goes there but she's in my sister's class. ^-^
Sorry, but have you posted 55 yet? I've looked everywhere twice I could think of to find it, but I still can't find it.
Hey everyone, I just found out that Mango languages offers MSA and if you use your library card you can get the whole course for free or any other courses that they have.
What? :o What's a library card got to do with mangoes? XD I'm confused.
It’s the name of a company LOL (Don’t ask me why, I have no idea.) they offer a large amount of language learning materials.
If you sign in with a library card (which in my case I had to borrow a card from someone I know well who didn’t care.) You can get over 70 language courses for free.
:o I've never been to a library except when I was forced to ;p Looks like that's not for me! Actually that's a good name! It's catchy! ;D I'd obviously call my company Mushroomoes and i'd have many customers ....[trying to eat me]
;p My school librarian banned me from the library XDD [I was hungry so I ate jeez!]
When I was younger I went into a library and the librarian came around and asked me if I like to read, so I replied “No ma’am, I honestly can’t stand reading I am just doing this for school.” I will never forget the bad look I got XD
Well I guess maybe if we had nice librarians [hmm, grumpy moo!] then we wouldn't be put off from visiting the library! ;p
I honestly hate library school! they just have those useful educational books!
Well our school had a lot of books [some of them were pretty good] only the librarian was always so moody ;p
Yep, they offer a large amount of material and you can get it for free if you go through their library systems.
الغداء = alghadaa'a = lunch ^^
AH and BTW, Albas is the synonym of Artadee ^^
good. No I'm not. I'm stressing about every single exam I've got in the next two weeks yet I still won't revise.
Tututu no Ruwayda! Expected more from you!
[exams in 1 week... ;p Doomed.]
why must you worry about them? AHA, because in England studies have an importance anyway XD
Yeah, they log in everything on the computer systems and they track you and everything! You don't want to seem stupid in front of everyone :( Plus they also put them on your report card which gets sent home to your parents [quick interception needed!] ...and if you have snake siblings, they'll tell your parents that you have bad scores.... and they'll send you back to Africa XD JK