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  5. "عَفْواً يا جودي."

"عَفْواً يا جودي."

Translation:You're welcome, Judy.

July 10, 2019



The hint says "excuse me" instead of "you're welcome" and when i used it, Duo was mean and took away a heart. So upsetting.


(I'm joking about the upset! :-) )


'excuse me, Judy' is accepted here now.


The hint is wrong, help me


The hint is correct, but the options for the answer are wrong. It means excuse me.


My paperback dictionary lists the meaning of 3afwan as 1. excuse me! 2. I beg your pardon? 3. don't mention it!


Please add new arabic lessons.Its very good but far from completeness.


They probably will. They might have just wanted to get something released. The first Japanese tree was very short. I was surprised to look at it a year later and see that it increased substantially and I have a lot of new lessons to do.


I want to add that since my last comment I finished the tree and I do hope they add new lessons and a lot of them soon. In the meantime, I am looking at other resources online. Are you interested in a particular dialect?


Do they really pronounve it "Juude" and not "Juudii"?


Duo's pronunciation is wrong. It does indeed sound like Juude


You are welcome (to my house) is quite different from the very common but far from universal 'You are welcome' as a response to 'Thank you'. Duo Arabic needs to recognise this last one as an idiom, and accept some alternatives, eg 'Not at all', 'Don't mention it' or 'It's nothing'. I believe this is a big issue across many languages, ie an apologetic response to a thank you.


Not an apologetic response! A response showing goodwill.


what does the middle word "yaa" mean?


"Yaa" is a particle that is used when you address someone or call someone. In Old English it was "O/Oh": "O come all ye faithful", "O ye of little faith". We still sometimes use "oh" it to get someone's attention: "Oh, John!" In recent years, though, we seem to have replaced "oh" with "hey": "Hey, John!"


عفوأً means sorry"


"You are welcome" does not mean "عفواً" in Arabic this is really strange! "عفواً" means "Excuse me" and "you are welcome" means "على الرحب والسعة" two totally different meanings.

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