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"There is a cheap notebook."

Translation:هُناك دَفْتَر رَخيص.

June 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hou2zi0

Maybe a helpful etymological connection: دَفْتَر is related to a Greek word meaning "leather, parchment", from this notebook. The Arabic دفتر still sounds a bit alike to the illness diphteria, borrowed as well from the above Greek word, associated with a sore or "leathery, parched" throat. Maybe this connection makes it easier to remember.


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

Thank you so much, hou2zi0. And for the connection with diphtheria. I looked it up, and the Greek is diphthera, διφθέρά


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

Sorry, I couldn't get the right diacritic for the last letter.

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