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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-07-02, 2:29

I read باب ابن الملك وأصحابه parts 1 and 2. Looked up نعس "to be sleepy, drowsy".
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-07-02, 10:28

How many stories do you have left, Eskandar? Can we start قصص النبيين already? :)

I read first 3 stories from قصص النبيين:
بائع الأصنام - Put Satıcısı
ولد آزر - Azer'in Oğlu
نصيحة إبراهيم - İbrahim'in Nasihati

I am taking the Turkish names from the Turkish translation of my book and putting them here just for fun.

The first part of the book is telling the story of Prophet Ibrahim. Reading it brings back memories of my trip to Urfa, which is the birthplace of Ibrahim, the city Ur, often associated with.

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-07-04, 5:13

voron wrote:How many stories do you have left, Eskandar? Can we start قصص النبيين already? :)

I'm done! I need a break from Arabic for a bit, but you guys can go ahead without me and I'll catch up later.
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-07-04, 8:15

eskandar wrote:I'm done!

Yaaay! You must be the first person on Unilang who finished a book in their study group. Congratulations! :partyhat:

(I thought Vijay and I would be the first in our Kurdish group...)

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-07-06, 13:39

Thanks!

I'm ready to start Qisas al-Nabiyyin. I've read the first 3 stories.
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-07-10, 11:43

I read stories 4-8 of Qisas al-Nabiyyin:

إبراهيم يكسر الأصنام - İbrahim Putları Kırıyor
من فعل هذا؟ - Bunu Kim Yaptı?
نار باردة - Soğuk Ateş
من ربي - Rabbim Kim?
ربي الله - Rabbim Allah'tır

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-07-14, 14:14

I read stories 9-16, finishing the part
about Ibrahim, من كسر الاصنام.
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-07-16, 22:51

I read stories 1-7 of احسن القصص, which is about Yusuf.

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-24, 8:00

voron wrote:
eskandar wrote:I'm done!

Yaaay! You must be the first person on Unilang who finished a book in their study group. Congratulations! :partyhat:

Well, technically, I finished my Persian first-grade reader first. That's not as impressive, though, because I started reading it when I was like...seven? :lol: Plus I've already read it before anyway, probably several times; I just wanted to keep track of all the new words in it.
eskandar wrote:Thanks!

I'm ready to start Qisas al-Nabiyyin. I've read the first 3 stories.

Me, too! I also read and listened to part 4 of الأسد والثور. Yay, I'm finally halfway through that one story! :silly:

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby voron » 2019-08-05, 13:15

voron wrote:فتوجه الثعلب نحوه لأجل ما سمع من عظيم صوته


eskandar wrote:I'm a bit confused about that sentence too, though. I read it as "because of what he heard of its powerful sound" but it would make more sense to me if it was لأجل ما سمع من صوته العظيم . It's a shame we don't have more advanced Arabic learners/speakers around anymore to clarify for us.


Hey I now know what it is. It's called "False idafa" or "Adjective idafa":
http://allthearabicyouneverlearnedthefi ... e-idaafas/

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-08-05, 17:06

voron wrote:Hey I now know what it is. It's called "False idafa" or "Adjective idafa":
http://allthearabicyouneverlearnedthefi ... e-idaafas/

Ahh, I knew about the اضافة غير حقيقية but just didn't recognize it here :? Thanks!
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby Antea » 2019-08-06, 21:09

I didn’t know, but it seems to be like four levels of Arabic studying, and they are called: “nahw, sarf, balagha and adab” :hmm:

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-08-07, 2:02

Antea wrote:I didn’t know, but it seems to be like four levels of Arabic studying, and they are called: “nahw, sarf, balagha and adab” :hmm:

These are traditional areas of study in the Islamic seminary: na7w (syntax), Sarf (morphology), balaagha (rhetoric) and adab (belles lettres). They are needed for mastering literary or religious studies, but some might be unnecessary otherwise.
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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-31, 2:56

I read and listened to part 5 of الأسد والثور and read story #4 of قصص النبيين.

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby Antea » 2019-08-31, 19:42

vijayjohn wrote:I read and listened to part 5 of الأسد والثور and read story #4 of قصص النبيين.


I was curious about it, so I looked for قصص النبيين، and I found that in fact it is easy to read, so now I am reading it also :wink: The other story you mentioned, I didn’t find it.

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Re: Arabic Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-01, 4:42

الأسد والثور is an eight-part story that comes from Munther A. Younes's version of Kalila wa Dimna (it's one of the stories in that book). :) It's a little harder, but I've been using Aratools with it since voron mentioned it earlier in this thread.

For قصص النبيين, just in case you didn't know, there's also a vocabulary list that eskandar linked to once.


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