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Re: Short questions

Postby Meera » 2014-01-25, 4:12

Yes she is very pretty. Palestinians are very good looking people :P
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Re: Short questions

Postby Zireael » 2014-02-17, 13:08

voron wrote:Maha is good. و هي جميلة جدا. E basta!


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Re: Short questions

Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-06-20, 23:41

Is عمر the Arabic word for "life"?

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Re: Short questions

Postby eskandar » 2014-06-21, 2:48

It is not the Arabic word for life but rather one of several (eg. حیاة ).
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Re: Short questions

Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-07-20, 15:32

Which is the right spelling? This رَدِيئاً or this رَدِيءً ??

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Re: Short questions

Postby Babelfish » 2014-07-26, 11:39

رَدِيئاً, as it seems (I found an expression in the dictionary with بريئًا)

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Re: Short questions

Postby Meera » 2014-07-28, 19:33

Hey everyone! I know this question has been asked before. But before I start my classes my teacher emailed and said to make sure I get a dictionary. Is this oxford one any good? I'm trying to go small because I will have to carry it around all day :P

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Essential- ... dictionary
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Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-07-28, 23:30

Babelfish wrote:رَدِيئاً, as it seems (I found an expression in the dictionary with بريئًا)



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Postby księżycowy » 2014-07-29, 12:45

Meera wrote:Hey everyone! I know this question has been asked before. But before I start my classes my teacher emailed and said to make sure I get a dictionary. Is this oxford one any good? I'm trying to go small because I will have to carry it around all day :P

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Essential- ... dictionary

It looks like a good dictionary to me, but I don't actually have a copy.

I know that many consider the best Arabic - English dictionary to be The Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Wehr. I don't know how portable it is though.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Arabic-English-Di ... 879500034/
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Re: Short questions

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księżycowy wrote:
Meera wrote:Hey everyone! I know this question has been asked before. But before I start my classes my teacher emailed and said to make sure I get a dictionary. Is this oxford one any good? I'm trying to go small because I will have to carry it around all day :P

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Essential- ... dictionary

It looks like a good dictionary to me, but I don't actually have a copy.

I know that many consider the best Arabic - English dictionary to be The Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Wehr. I don't know how portable it is though.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Arabic-English-Di ... 879500034/


Wow! That Dictionary looks great! I will deffinitly consider that one :mrgreen:
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Postby księżycowy » 2014-07-29, 19:39

I know I plan on picking up a copy of both soon.
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Re: Short questions

Postby Meera » 2014-07-30, 18:12

księżycowy wrote:I know I plan on picking up a copy of both soon.

Yeah if I don't get that one now I will deffintly get it in the future. :P I don't think you can have too many dictionaries lol
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Postby księżycowy » 2014-07-31, 0:41

Meera wrote:Yeah if I don't get that one now I will deffintly get it in the future. :P I don't think you can have too many dictionaries lol

Hell no! :lol:
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Re: Short questions

Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-08-10, 23:42

Is this sentence correct?


أَلْكَلْبُ ٱلْمَرِيضُ عَطْشَانَةٌ

(The kasrah under the raa is not clearly visible in the sentence above, but it is there!)

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Re: Short questions

Postby eskandar » 2014-08-11, 0:54

Since الکلب is masculine it should be الکلب المریض عطشان .
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Re: Short questions

Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-08-11, 22:40

I had to use كلبة, not كلب! I want to translate the following sentence: "The sick dog (female) is thirsty". So, my sentence should be this: أَلْكَلْبَةٌ ٱلْمَرِيضُ عَطْشَانَةٌ. I think it is correct now!

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Re: Short questions

Postby eskandar » 2014-08-12, 2:12

Don't forget that all the adjectives should agree with the noun, not just the last one. (Just like Italian!) Therefore, if it's feminine, it should be الکلبة المریضة عطشانة .
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Re: Short questions

Postby voron » 2014-08-12, 7:33

And curiously enough, just like in Italian (or Russian) the feminine ending is "a" (if you ignore the prescriptivist rule of pronouncing the "ta marbuta" ending as "atu" or "atun" in a non-stop position).

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Re: Short questions

Postby Massimiliano B » 2014-08-13, 21:52

eskandar wrote:Don't forget that all the adjectives should agree with the noun, not just the last one. (Just like Italian!) Therefore, if it's feminine, it should be الکلبة المریضة عطشانة .


Yesterday I wanted to edit my last post and write المریضة instead of ٱلْمَرِيضُ, but you preceded me. Anyway, thank you!

voron wrote:And curiously enough, just like in Italian (or Russian) the feminine ending is "a" (if you ignore the prescriptivist rule of pronouncing the "ta marbuta" ending as "atu" or "atun" in a non-stop position).


Is there someone who pronounce the ta marbuta actually as "atu", "atun", "ata", "atan", etc..?? I've read the everyone says just "a".

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Re: Short questions

Postby voron » 2014-08-13, 22:00

Massimiliano B wrote:Is there someone who pronounce the ta marbuta actually as "atu", "atun", "ata", "atan", etc..?? I've read the everyone says just "a".

If you are required to speak Standard Arabic on a professional level (like in news programs) you have to pronounce all the endings. And they are pronounced in Quran too.


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