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Luso
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 Message 105 of 152
27 August 2014 at 2:22am | IP Logged 
Zireael wrote:
What does nasara نصارى mean? I've came across it on a friend's FB feed but he doesn't know any Arabic (it was a reference to the Christians in the Middle East).

Help?

Plural of نصراني , "Nazarene", a.k.a. "Christian".
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Zireael
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 Message 106 of 152
01 October 2014 at 5:29pm | IP Logged 
Still getting my daily dose of Arabic via FB posts (Niaz is posting pretty much 1 Arabic picture a day).

In other news, I'm not doing much. Especially that I found a German novel in a library so I'm slowly making my way through to refresh my German.
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Zireael
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 Message 107 of 152
10 October 2014 at 12:46pm | IP Logged 
Malala Yousafzai ملاله یوسفزۍ receives the Nobel Peace Prize today, becoming the youngest Nobel laureate ever at age 17.

I guess it's time to find out how's Nobel Peace Prize in Arabic - even if the Pakistani sources won't cover it, other Arabic-language websites certainly will!
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Zireael
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 Message 108 of 152
11 October 2014 at 9:12am | IP Logged 
A friendly soul at Alternate History forums solved my problem - time to go look for Arabic sources on Malala, since I believe she's the first female Islamic Nobel Prize winner.

Acapela, as usual, is the key to getting the pronunciation (I always pick one of the male voices since I find them easier to understand with my hearing impairment)

New phrases
Gubizat Nobil al-salaam جائزة نوبل للسلام Nobel Peace Prize
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Zireael
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 Message 109 of 152
24 October 2014 at 11:10am | IP Logged 
One of my Yemeni friends just liked a Yemeni Wildlife Foundation. Said foundation has a nice big bilingual logo on the FB page - and another website with a nice big bilingual logo which is slightly different.



Cue comparisons and using Acapela...

New words
Al-muasisa المؤسسة foundation
Himaya(t) حماية protection
    البرية wild
     الحياة البريّة wildlife




Edited by Zireael on 26 October 2014 at 2:41pm

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Zireael
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 Message 110 of 152
26 October 2014 at 2:45pm | IP Logged 
My Tunisian friend just posted on FB.

نحبك يا تونس

Aratools gives multiple possibilities for the first word, including:
your weeping (noun)
nahabki we love you (what I assumed first)
we crawl/give you (???)
he weeps for you (?) - I think I can exclude this one, since Tunis is feminine



New words
Saha صحة truth


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Zireael
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 Message 111 of 152
03 November 2014 at 6:43pm | IP Logged 
I've just watched a documentary on Dubai (the city).

New words
Burdʒ برج tower
Al Muntaha المنتهى    highest, ultimate
Al Mahara المهارة oyster
Rayhaan ريحان basil
Nakheel نخيل‎ palms

Edited by Zireael on 03 November 2014 at 7:21pm

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Zireael
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 Message 112 of 152
09 November 2014 at 2:56pm | IP Logged 
Two things this time.

I've noticed my post counter reads 444 (well, 445 now).

So to celebrate, time to learn how to write and say it in Arabic!


اربعمئة و اربعة و اربعون


Arba'u mi'a wa arbatun wa arba'un

Binta's Polish friend posted a photo of herself, Binta and some other Polish friends in Arabic garb. The photo is captioned عائلة - "family" (yes, in Arabic). Dunno what it's about, but Binta looks really epic (she is the only one to have the "correct" skintone, being half-Senegalese :D)

New words
Mi'a(t) مئة hundred
Mi'ataan مئتأن two hundred
Arba'u mi'a اربعمئة Four hundred

A'ila (?) عائلة family (synonymous to al-asrat الأسرة )



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