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"Do you have a t-shirt and a scarf, Sam?"

Translation:هَل عِنْدَك تي شيرْت وَوِشاح يا سام؟

June 28, 2019

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

that one really wasn't fair! I checked the hover hints for t-shirt, and it just said شيرْت, so I thought they must have the same word for both shirt and t-shirt!! Not cool, Duo! ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sm119

The vocative case is being overused. I rarely hear يا from native speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NasywaSals10

Because this is probably fus-ha arabic (formal arab)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kara5712800

İ agree with you


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

th fact why "T" and "shirt" has to be separated ?


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

Really... Please use less foreign words


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

The T-shirt is clearly not an Arab invention. I couldn't find another name for it in Arabic. Alternatively, could we sayقميص ذو كم قصير (short-sleeved shirt) perhaps? But that's another kind of garment, isn't it?

@ElektronKn: So, what is the Arabic word for T-shirt? Thank you!


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

just as we have lots of loan words from other languages, including Arabic, in English; Arabic also has loan words. There's nothing wrong with using loan words, ALL languages have them; however, the hover hints should give us what is needed for our sentences!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatieC993112

Well said, CeeCeeSong. (and what a lovely name)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ibraahiim13

I just wish they didn't use these awkward words in a language learning setting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatieC993112

But what puzzles me is that when Duolingo teaches the "Arabic" for t-shirt, the illustration has long sleeves as far as I remember. Can تي شيرْت denote either a short- or a long-sleeved garment?

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