"هٰذِهِ الْغُرْفة كَبيرة اَلْحَمْدُ لِله."
Translation:This room is big, praise be to God.
Hi, It’s just a cultural thing. Any language is directly affected by the culture/religious atmosphere of the people speaking it. After all the role of the language is to convey their ideas.
English, I believe, is heavily affected by Secularism and, thus, I notice it has many phrases that focus on materialism and satisfaction of the self:
Getting a good room --> we are lucky
Going on a vacation, one would tell them --> Enjoy yourselves
Getting back from a vacation, one would tell them --> Hope you enjoyed yourself
Arabic, on the other had is more affected by Islamic and other religious values. Also, by moral values of distant Arabs as it is one of the oldest surviving languages.
Getting a good room --> Thank God
Going on a vacation, one would tell them --> Arrive Safely, or I pray to God that you arrive safely
Getting back from a vacation, one would tell them --> Thank God on your safety
Thank you for the explanation.
With the fact established that the Arabic language is affected by the culture and religious atmosphere of the people speaking it, perhaps the whole Judy-Carrie relationship should be reconsidered. Maybe this course really is not the place to discuss gay marriage.
Al-hamdu-lillah translates to "the 'Hamd' is to Allah". "Hamd" does not have a perfect translation to English. İt includes the meaning of thankfulness but it also has meanings close to praising and glorifying God. Many words in Arabic have multiple meanings and my definition is obviously lacking as there is much more depth to this. İt's used to appreciate how much God has given us where we haven't and can't give Him anything.
Just want to add the note.
(1) According to an Italian translator (Hamza Roberto Piccardo), "alhamdulillaah": La lode [appartiene] ad Allaah.
(2) According to a Swedish translator (Mohammed Knut Bernström), "alhamdulillaah": Lov och pris tillkommer Gud.
Nb: I don't know how accurate they are but those are the best translations that I could find.