Arabic Word A Day

April 30, 2007

(جنوب) junu_b – Arabic Word A Day

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(جنوب) junu_b , noun 

Meanings

  1. south

Examples

  1. huwa min ‘l-junu_b.
    (هو من الجنوب);
    He’s from the south.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 29, 2007

(شمال) shama_l – Arabic Word A Day

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(شمال) shama_l , noun 

Meanings

  1. North

Examples

  1. idhhab shama_lan li muddati sa_’atin taqri_ban.
    (اذهب شمالا لمدة ساعة تقريبا);
    Go North for about an hour.
  2. askunu fi shama_li ‘l-madi_nati.
    (أسكن في شمال المدينة);
    I live in the north[ern part] of the city. 

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 28, 2007

(أمس) ams – Arabic Word A Day

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(أمس) ams, noun

Meanings

  1. yesterday

Examples

  1. kuntu ma’hu amsi.
    (كنت معه أمس);
    I was with him yesterday.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 27, 2007

(غداً) ghadan – Arabic Word A Day

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(غداً) ghadan, noun

Meanings

  1. tomorrow

Examples

  1. sa ara_ka ghadan.
    (سأراك غدا);
    I’ll see you tommorrow. 

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 26, 2007

(تقريبا) taqri_ban – Arabic Word A Day

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(تقريبا) taqri_ban, noun

Meanings

  1. almost
  2. nearly
  3. about

Examples

  1. waznuhu thama_ni_na kilogram taqriban
    (وزنه ثمانين كيلوغرام تقريبا);
    He weighs almost eighty kilos.
  2. huwa taqri_ban mitrani Tu_lan.
    (هو تقريبا متران طولا);
    He is about two meters tall.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 25, 2007

(معًا) ma’an – Arabic Word A Day

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(معًا) ma’an  – Arabic Word A Day

Meanings

  1. together

Examples

  1. dhahabna_ huna_ka ma’an
    (ذهبنا هناك معا);
    We went there together.
  2. ma’an sawfa nuta_libu bi huquqina_
    (معا سوف نطالب بحقوقنا);
    Together we will demand our rights.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 24, 2007

(مرة أخرى) marratan ukhra_ – Arabic Word A Day

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(مرة أخرى) noun construct

Meanings

  1. again 

Examples

  1. if’alhu marratan ukhra_
    (افعله مرة أخرى);
    Do it again.
  2. uri_du an ara_ha_ marratan ukhra_
    (أريد أن أراها مرة أخرى);
    I want to see her again.

Etymology/Notes

This is actually a phrase composed  of two word (مرة) and (أخرى) literally meaning “another instance”.

April 23, 2007

(لماذا) li ma_dha_ – Arabic Word A Day

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(لماذا) li ma_dha_

Meanings

  1. why

Examples

  1. wa lakin lima_dha_?
    (ولكن لماذا);
    …but why?
  2. lima_dha_ af’aluhu?
    (لماذا أفعله؟);
    Why should I (do it)?

Etymology/Notes

This word is a construct of two words: (لـ) and (ماذا) literally meaning “for what?”

 

April 22, 2007

(أين) ayna – Arabic Word A Day

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(أين) ayna, particle

Meanings

  1. where

Examples

  1. ayna akhu_ka? Huwa fawq.
    (أين أخوك؟ هو فوق);
    Where is your brother? He’s upstairs.
  2. Ayna ‘l-kita_b? huwa ala ‘l-raff.
    (أين الكتاب؟ هو على الرف);
    Where is the book? It is on the shelf.
  3. Ayna firsha_tu asna_ni? hiya ‘inda ‘l-hanafiyyah.
    (أين فرشاة أسناني؟ هي عند الحنفية.);
    Where is my toothbrush? It is near the faucet.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

April 21, 2007

(متى) mata_ – Arabic Word A Day

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(متى) mata_ , particle

Meanings

  1. when
  2. whenever

Examples

  1. mata_ ya’ti_ kha_lid
    (متى يأتي خالد);
    When will Khalid come?
  2. mata_ taqum aqum
    (متى تقم أقم);
    When you stand, I’ll stand.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

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