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"رَواد وَكَري"

Translation:Rawad and Carrie

June 26, 2019


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I am hearing something like 'Rawadul wa Kari'. Could anyone explain how and when are these unwritten filler sounds used?

Oh, and thank you for the course! شوکرا!


The audio is adding an -in ending here actually, which is a type of case inflection in Arabic. If you've studied Latin or German, this ending is equivalent to the dative and genitive cases. It also marks the noun as indefinite (specifically the -n does this). Names are commonly indefinite grammatically, because they don't come with the definite article "al-". It's not incorrect to have the -in here, but it's also not necessary, there's no context obliging "Rawaad" to be in the dative/genitive case (and foreign names like "Carrie" remain uninflected). So, the audio would probably be better as just "Rawaad wa-Karrii"


Two people on another thread, whom I believe are Arabic speakers, said the "-un" at the end of the proper noun (Carrie) is called "nunation" and in this case is the "-un" sound because it is the nominative case/subjective case and that this is done in MSA (as well as Classical Arabic).


روادٌ وكَارِّي

"rawaadun wa kaarii" - if we follow Standard/Formal rules.

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It's spelled 'شكرا'


No thank you for is شكراً


Idk mabey its bc ur not used to hear that language im from iran and farsi and arabic r kinda same so its normal for me to hear it


Why is the Arabic text so tiny? My eyes hurt


I'm not sure that teaching names makes sense, and certainly not on a quiz. Transliteration rules are so flexible that this does not set people up with helpful knowledge, or at least does not properly reflect their knowledge. "Rauad" or "Rawad"? "Carrie" or "Kari"?


It's not really teaching names. It's using names as an intermediate step between teaching the alphabet and teaching vocabulary. Since most Arabic vocabulary will be very unfamiliar to us, names are more familiar since they often occur in a range of languages.

But you're totally right about the various transliterations and spellings. That goes for both directions too, the Arabic names transliterated into English and the non-Arabic names transliterated into Arabic. I'm sure you can just suggest they add missing correct spellings.


It seems DL has made a massive jump from simple letters to more complicated words, without explaining how letters change within words. Perhaps they should take a step back and progress at a slower rate.


Rawad spelling is right , however Carrie is far off. what the voice is pronouncing is كرِّي the right pronunciation should be كاري


From my understanding, when you add the alif, it makes a drawn out sound. Like saying aaaa for the doctor. So to me that would make it Caarie, instead of just Carrie


only for some letters


it's just an excent so just pay attention you will understand


The escalation from small words to this is a bit steep


Yes, considering we haven't even learned the alphabet or how letters can have different sounds and meanings.


I wish the course would exlain how ك becomes كر. Im missing that accent mark or whatever its called, and i know that it includes the "ra" letter. But there really should be an explain of how single alphabet letters morph when used to creat words.


The first one doesn't have an accent on it and if you look closely it has a more cursive like "ka" on it.


أنا أعرف القليل من العربي


Thanks duo i like u


"Carey" is a perfectly valid spelling


"Jon" is also an alternate spelling of "John", but if your name is spelled "John", it is not valid for people to spell it "Jon". This character in our lessons name is spelled "Carrie", so it is not correct for us to spell it any way we want.


The question gives only the Arabic script, and asks for the Latin alphabet equivalent, so all potential variants should be likewise valid. The transliteration is based on sound, not English spelling (e.g. you won't find a "جون/جوهن" distinction for Jon/John).


You know from the other languages you've taken with Duolingo that when we get a new word, even if it hasn't been introduced by a picture, which most aren't, we always know what the word is, and how it is spelled, by putting our cursor over the word, whether the word is in English or the target language. Even if that were not so, it is not a tragedy for us to spell a word incorrectly, learn the correct spelling and do the sentence over again.


It is, perhaps, a quibble - but a reasonable one. And it would seem an easy fix.


Why are both names missing the first "a"? Even my wife who is a native Arabic speaker says this (and many other words) are incorrect.


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Desde cuando se traducen los nombres!!!!!


The writers of the Arabic course chose to translate Arabic names that have an English equivalent so that we can see the connection.

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