1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Arabic
  4. >
  5. "Are you from the city of Dam…

"Are you from the city of Damascus, Sarah?"

Translation:هَل أَنْتِ مِن مَدينة دِمَشْق يا سارة؟

August 21, 2019

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ina589468

Wouldn't they say Shams instead of Damascus?

August 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Nope. Shams means "sun"
Maybe you mean Shám which is actually a name for the whole Levant region in Arabic but Syrians use it for Damascus and its surroundings. So it is better to stick to the formal meanings usually.

Learn Arabic in just 5 minutes a day. For free.