voron wrote:I love anthems.
Yay! The Belarusian anthem is one of my favorite ones, too.
My favourite Arabic anthem is the Iraqi anthem.
Ah, yes, the Iraqi anthem that was first written for Palestine by a Palestinian and a Lebanese person.
Whenever I hear "the Iraqi anthem," the first thing that comes to mind for me is the old (pre-occupation) one.
The lyrics are not very good for studying, as they essentially are a bunch of obscure nouns describing the country's glory
Maybe so, but then all the Arab national anthems are kind of like that.
but I love the melody.
Me, too! This is apparently a fairly popular song in the Arab World.
In the spirit of not taking our study materials too seriously, I can't resist suggesting one of the world's most hilarious anthems ever: the former (Qaddafi-era) anthem of Libya
. The gist of the lyrics is basically RAHHHHHH
I know that "one day" is شي يوم in Levantine, but how do we say it idiomatically in MSA?
I will also do the listening comprehension exercise on page 28, and then move on to the next text انواع الترويح (Types of relaxation) in lesson 8.
I finally finished reading passage/lesson #4 in Unit 1, but I was wondering whether طعام أبيض means the same thing as 'white food' in English, i.e. processed food. I didn't even know that term in English until now.
is one of the oldest poems in the Arabic language that has survived from pre-Islamic times. I thought I'd share it here because it's short, and the lyrics don't look that hard.
Finally, for those of you who didn't know, voron posted this video (in Turkish) in the Turkish study group:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8506YHYQqgE
In which various people in Taksim Square in Istanbul sing nasheed
in Turkish). Of course, most of the video is in Turkish, but some of the songs are in Arabic. The first one in Arabic at 4:14 is "Tala' al Badru 'Alayna" (طلع البدر علينا). It's sung again at 4:43.
Lyrics (with transliteration, translation, and additional explanation): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tala%27_a ... _%27Alayna
A rendition (by Oum Kalthoum!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap8ZtW40_5E