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How do you say "silence" in arabic?

Can you help me with the word SILENCE. then can you use examples, like "I like silence"

November 4, 2019

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

اسكت (Uskut!) if you wanna tell someone to be silence. The root word is سكت-يسكت (SaKaTa - YaSKuTu)

btw, you can trust me :)) I studied Arabic since elementary and now take Arabic Literature in college ^^

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tahreer.Aqraa

Silence means : هدوء Hudoo' Or صمت Samt

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamara.amm

I think hudu2 would be more of a calm silence, rather than just silence per se.

November 9, 2019

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

true

November 9, 2019

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

What about الصمت

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samir2489

Its "Assamt"

November 4, 2019

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

Depending on the context, the word "silence" can be translated into various words into Arabic.
The two words سُكوت (sukút) and صَمْت (camt) are almost of the same meaning. However, it might be that the word سُكوت conveys the meaning of stopping to talk rather than just being silent. It's just my feeling about the word though, but I would say in thesaurus books the two words are of the same meaning. By the way, I use "C" instead of "SS" for ص (Velar "S" sound).

If you are using "silence" as a synonym to quiet place or "quiet moment* then that would be هُدوء (hudú').

These are general meanings here and taking into account that you mean the noun "silence" and not the verb "to silence". It would help if you have a context that uses such word to have a more delicate translation into Arabic.

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QueenA601

الصمت alsamt

Courtesy of google translate

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samir2489

The letter "S" is Solar letter (when "AL" comes before it the "L" does not read and the "S" is getting "shadda", which means that the letter "S" is pronounced as "SS" here) so it's not "Alsamt, but it's "Assamt"

P.S. I lived in Egypt for 1 year and in Turkey we are having Arabic lessons in school so I know Arabic almost as my native language.

November 4, 2019

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

but we dont know if google translate is right.

November 4, 2019

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

thats why im asking someone whos learning

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QueenA601

أنا أحب الصمت 'ana 'uhibu alsamt

means I like silence. via Google translate

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QueenA601

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November 4, 2019
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