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"اِسْمهُ طَويل."

Translation:His name is long.

October 19, 2019



.سَلام طَويا, اِسْمي قَصير


لول = ههههه


According to Google Translate, سَلام طَويا means "peace immediately". There must be a better translation?



طويل :)


Today, Google Translate gives "peace folded" for .سَلام طَويا. I don't understand why you wrote طويل , Away54. I guess it's different from what I copied and pasted, but I only see that it's missing the fatha on top of itinial letter. Help!


Hi Katie, because highly possible RMous has made a typo, it should be طَويل or طويل (long/tall) and not طَويا.

Here the fatHa in ط isn't so important but just to make sure we pronounce it correctly. :)



"Hello Long, my name is Short" - that's what RMous meant.

However, actually سلام has a deeper meaning than just "hello", it's a prayer for someone to get peace, contentment, safety, etc.


Oh! I had to look and look and look and look before I noticed the difference between alif and laam. This is a very good lesson, thank you, Away54. Even so, Google Translate gave me "Long peace, my name is short". I expect that's a joke, but I can't see it.


OK, so what DOES .سَلام طَويل, اِسْمي قَصير mean? All I know is that it's meant to be a joke, but I don't get it.


Thank you for explaining the joke to me. I appreciate it. It's quite a nice joke. But I think you meant, it's a prayer for someone to get peace...


KatieC, you're welcome!

Yes, you're correct, thanks! It's a "prayer" or (prayer of supplication) "الدعاء". I've corrected it... :)



1) Yes, we can say that (regarding your assumption). However, semantically both سلامٌ and السلامُ عليكُمْ (or السلام عليك) are different. But, this topic is at the advanced level -- beyond our scope now.

2) For the greeting and parting issues, I don't know how the Arab culture nowadays is -- but in the Islamic way, we say سلام and السلام عليكم or السلام عليك for BOTH greeting and parting phrases (and not only for greeting). And, I think many Arabs still hold the Islamic way. So, they say "salaam" or "as-salamu'alaikum" at both occasions.


(I assume that "salaam" is originally a short version of "assalaam 3aalika", which roughly means "peace be upon you (to a man)". Hence it's praying conotations. Note that in Arabic culture it is a greeting phrase, not a parting one.)


Why here at the beginning of the word I hear the sound P instead of the big T? There is no P sound in Arabic at all, right?طَويل.


It's the bad quality of the audio. It's the same on mine. And indeed there isn't any letter for the sound P. So they have to spell eg Paris - Baris.

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