You can avoid potential embarrassment and frustration if you understand these important signs in Arabic. The Rocket Arabic team wants to ensure you never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your vehicle towed from a no-parking spot!
Most of the time you’ll probably only need to recognize the written Arabic word or phrase, but we’ve included audio so you can listen to the Arabic pronunciation. This way you’ll be able to find out if something is open or closed, or more importantly, on sale!
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Arabic pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
When you buy food in a supermarket and don’t intend to eat it straight away it might pay to check the ‘best before date’ to avoid nasty surprises…
تاريخ انتهاء الصلاحية
taree7' enteha2 el sala7eya
The best before date
Enteha2 el sala7eya
Public smoking is legally banned in almost all states of India. So it might be helpful to learn what “Mamnou3 el tad7`een” means.
Mante2et el tad7'een
The smoking area
منطقة عدم التدخين
Mante2et 3adam el tad7'een
The non-smoking area
Mamnou3 el tad7'een
Sometimes you will see big bright colored signs in nearly every store window. There must be a sale on…
Bey3 el hedom
Sale of clothes
That’s it for this lesson. I hope you had fun!
For more lessons on Arabic vocabulary I recommend these!
!مع السلامة (Ma3a essalama!) Goodbye!
Amira Zaki: Rocket Arabic
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