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kittycat1 Jun 24th 2011 9:18 am

A new word a day
 
Inspired by the youtube video of the girl with the big boobs teaching one japanese word a day I thought it could kinda work on here.- minus the video and the girl with the big boobs.

So can we learn one arabic word a day please- I know some of the regulars on here speak a certain ammount so am sure we can all learn something. If we can have it idiot proof please eg;

Shukran
Pronounced as shook_ran
Meaning- thank you

anyone else interested?

xxx

soukie Jun 24th 2011 10:38 am

Re: A new word a day
 
Brill idea - I'm in :thumbup:شكرا

Elmer Fudd Jun 24th 2011 10:53 am

Re: A new word a day
 
Me too :)

jackthehat Jun 24th 2011 12:06 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by Elmer Fudd (Post 9454254)
Me too :)

من فضلك
Please
(min fadlak)

soukie Jun 24th 2011 12:23 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by jackthehat (Post 9454340)
من فضلك
Thank You
(min fadlak)

Well there's a surprise I always thought it meant "please"

littlejimmy Jun 24th 2011 12:27 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by soukie (Post 9454369)
Well there's a surprise I always thought it meant "please"

It does.

jackthehat Jun 24th 2011 12:31 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by jackthehat (Post 9454340)
من فضلك
Please
(min fadlak)

Sorry guys Fingers @78 Brain at @33

Elmer Fudd Jun 24th 2011 12:35 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by jackthehat (Post 9454383)
Sorry guys Fingers @78 Brain at @33

Now I wonder how many of our younger viewers have a clue as to RMP's, or have even seen vinyl :D

jackthehat Jun 24th 2011 12:40 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by Elmer Fudd (Post 9454387)
Now I wonder how many of our younger viewers have a clue as to RMP's, or have even seen vinyl :D

It seems that many of them are waiting for Puberty to arrive!

Elmer Fudd Jun 24th 2011 12:43 pm

Re: A new word a day
 
:rofl:

Originally Posted by jackthehat (Post 9454395)
It seems that many of them are waiting for Puberty to arrive!


Blue Cat Jun 24th 2011 12:45 pm

Re: A new word a day
 
mafi arabi

(not sure if spelt right)

soukie Jun 24th 2011 12:48 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by kittycat1 (Post 9454123)
Inspired by the youtube video of the girl with the big boobs teaching one japanese word a day I thought it could kinda work on here.- minus the video and the girl with the big boobs.

So can we learn one arabic word a day please- I know some of the regulars on here speak a certain ammount so am sure we can all learn something. If we can have it idiot proof please eg;

Shukran
Pronounced as shook_ran
Meaning- thank you

anyone else interested?

xxx

So today's word is the one KC wrote - let's hope this useful thread is not hijacked :fingerscrossed:

jackthehat Jun 24th 2011 12:49 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 9454406)
mafi arabi

(not sure if spelt right)

أنا لا أتكلم العربية
I do not speak Arabic!

The Arabic Alphabet is actually quite easy to deal with. It is also 100% Phonetic, and almost impossible to make a spelling mistake. Also no Capital Letters which should suit a lot of people here! There are Starting Characters, Intermediate Characters, and End Characters to deal with, but it is quite simple - Only three vowels too!

kittycat1 Jun 24th 2011 1:48 pm

Re: A new word a day
 
bluecat- what does that mean and how do you say it- dont think ive heard that before?

mafi arabi
pronounced- maf_e arab_e?

and

min fadlack
pronounced - min fad_lack?
meaning please?

any misbehavior on this thread and Ill get my whip out so keep on topic as I actually want to learn something :mad:

jackthehat Jun 24th 2011 2:01 pm

Re: A new word a day
 

Originally Posted by kittycat1 (Post 9454477)
bluecat- what does that mean and how do you say it- dont think ive heard that before?

mafi arabi
pronounced- maf_e arab_e?

and

min fadlack
pronounced - min fad_lack?
meaning please?

any misbehavior on this thread and Ill get my whip out so keep on topic as I actually want to learn something :mad:

As if I would misbehave . . .

Mafi Arabeya, literally means "No Arabic"
Min Fadlack means "Please"

There are lots of resources on the Web which will give you an insight into the Arabic Alphabet. As I said earlier, it is very simple, and once you have the basics, you will start to question various words. For instance Arabic does not have a letter 'P' so you will see signs for 'Bebsi Kola!' Farsi has introduced a 'P' and lots of younger Arabic Speakers use it too.

The place name of Sharjah also has several different spellings.
Sometimes it is 'Al Sharzah' or can be 'Al Sharkah.'

:Haldiyatah Jumah: (Quiet Friday)
I have a little book of Hindi, Arabic, Tagalog, and Russian Phrases if you are interested? Most are derived from working here in Dubai, and working in a 'Spirit of Cooperation!' - I hope now that you can see where I was coming from, especially with the inane 'American Comments!' - Some of us do try! We are not sat back in North Carolina wondering if the 'Middle East is somewhere just outside Boston!'


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