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"قِطَّتَك مَلِكة يا سام."

Translation:Your cat is a queen, Sam.

July 3, 2019

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Onyx.Rose

Fun cat facts: In English, female cats are referred to as "queens." Male cats are called "toms," or tomcats.


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

I guess that clears up the English translation... seems a bit obscure. As for the Arabic, I've never heard any of my Arab friends or Arabic speakers in general refer to a cat as a queen. The closest I can think of is that my Egyptian friend, Hesham, named his cat Iziz after the ancient Egyptian goddess.


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

Whether in English a female cat is called a queen (I, a native English speaker, didn't know that) it doesn't explain why in another exercise a grandmother is called a queen. I had asked whether calling a female being a queen was an accepted compliment in Arabic, but have received no reply. In English, it would be a compliment, but a rather extravagant one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertMelo5

Nice, thanks to share


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tahsin777

Would someone actually say this in arabic?


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

Maybe just as a joke or metaphor :)


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

Thank you, Makszym, so it's the same as in English. That's helpful of you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/llana145213

Am I the only one who is struggling with pronouncing that 'your cat' in Arabic??? This is so hard and confusing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YasminMull6

Well now we have a queen cat and owl queen remember "he', said I am duo,and am a queen and I am surprised he didn't say I am YOUR queen (:-))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christoff02

My cat is a queen too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Away54

قِطَّتُكَ ملكةٌ يا سامُ.

"qiTTatuka malikatun yaa saamu" - Formal Standard

""qiTTatuka malikatun yaa saam" - less formal

"qiTTatuk malika yaa saam" - informal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsmailAami2

how can a cat be queen?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/king528946

Your cat is queen sam


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arif91

I need more logical and life relatable example for the excercise


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

Sam should be Egyptian... ;) But this world we haven't studied yet here in Arabic... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gravity-falls_22

lol,imagine if cats were queens

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