Arabic Vocab

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Will there be a Level 2 for Egyptian Arabic?

I love the way that Rocket Arabic does their language learning. The audio is so different than other versions and actually takes into consideration the learner. I would love it if there was a second version. Any update on that? Please :)!

2 replies - Last post by Almira5 -
Nov 28, 2018

alphabet

What are the letters لا at the beginning of a word as in لارج and ه at the end of a word as in اميره

1 reply - Last post by AdamF12 -
Dec 2, 2017

Mega Arabic app?

I used to have an app I think I got from you all called "Mega Arabic", but it seems to not work on my computer now. Is this app no longer supported? If so, is it not compatible with OS X Sierra?  If it is available for Sierra, how can I get an updated version of the app? 

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Apr 9, 2017

writing portion of the Arabic lessons

Hello, ​I am just starting the Arabic language and I have completed my first lesson except for the writing portion of the lesson. it says to type in what I hear. there is a Arabic keyboard but I do not know the characters/alphabet as of yet in Arabic so how should I go about completing this...

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Dec 1, 2016

Zovirax

What does Zovirax mean in colloquial Egyptian Arabic please? Many thanks

3 replies - Last post by eiman-k-elmasry -
Jul 12, 2016

pronunciation of الثقافه (culture)

OK, I've been stumped on this one for many months now and I'm hoping someone can help... In the "Relationship Advice" lesson,  ( https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/arabic/lessons/728/6-4_relationship-advice ), the word الثقافه is used for 'culture'.  I looked it up in a...

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Jul 12, 2016

I have a new book and I can't figure out the following words:

القواعد الاستماع القراة العامية THanks!!  

2 replies - Last post by eiman-k-elmasry -
May 10, 2016

Spelling question

I found different spellings in Arabic lessons,  In lesson 1.1, Ahlan wa Shlan is spelled as ا هلا و سهلا Yet in lesson 1.3, it's spelled as أهلآ وسهلآ Which one is correct? 

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May 9, 2016

Word Lists

Good day.  While scrolling through the "tips" section on learning a new language, I came across a great idea from your article, on placing name cards around the house, in order to reinforce the word in memory.  However, I cant find extensive word lists for Egyptian Arabic- and i am afraid...

2 replies - Last post by figgles -
May 9, 2016

head or brain?

In the RA survival kit for body parts, we're told that there are two words for head - دماغ and الراس.   I understand the second one - it's the same in all of the dialects that I've encountered.  The first one, الدماغ, does not show up in google translate...

2 replies - Last post by Ph0t0n -
Jan 21, 2016

How to type Arabic vowel symbols?

Hello,  I started to learn Arabic not long ago.   And I would like to know how to add vowel symbols on Arabic letters while typing.  In Rocket Languages I can find those symbols while doing the "Writing Test",  yet in my home computer (I use Windonws 8 system), even though...

4 replies - Last post by eiman-k-elmasry -
Nov 11, 2015

Arabic keyboard

where can I find an Arabic keyboard app so I can switch back and forth (and not have to use the virtual keyboard)? Thanks, Emily

4 replies - Last post by Brian-O16 -
Aug 19, 2015

How do I say the verb "waiting"

Hello, I was hoping to communicate some with family members, and I noticed that I am in need of help saying the word "waiting". Can someone please help me with the following: I am waiting... You are waiting (male) You are waiting (female) You are waiting (plural) He is waiting (male) She is...

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Jul 7, 2015

Does anyone know how to say "sent" in arabic?

I am finding out that this is a very useful word, but I don't know how to say it. If someone knows:. Did you send (to a male) Did you send (to a male) I sent (past; talking about myself) I will send (future; talking about myself)

2 replies - Last post by Andrew-T47 -
Jun 12, 2015

I don't like it in arabic

Hello, I have a question which I couldn't find, I'm not sure if it comes later or not but I'm wondering  how do you say, "I don't like it" in Egyptian arabic and also "I don't like"

2 replies - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Jun 6, 2015

Differences in dialect and words

Are there many differences between the Arabic spoken in Egypt and that spoken in North Africa, specifically Tunisia?

5 replies - Last post by AbdulWahid-H -
Apr 11, 2015

su3'ayar and mazboot

Hi, I have a question about the words su3'ayar and Mazboot ,  su3'ayar means small in 1.3 At the Cafe according to the convo but I found online that it means young also, or is that wrong? if the word is used by itself, does it still mean small? or does it have multiple...

2 replies - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Mar 26, 2015

ba2aly, badress, and betdress

What do these three mean? ba2aly, badress, and betdress, I know maybe it's not the best way to learn is by picking at each word and finding the meaning but I'm curious and can't seem to find the answer when I click the ABC thing

3 replies - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Mar 5, 2015

mabsoot

how do you  spell mabsoot in aribic

1 reply - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Mar 2, 2015

I have a few questions :)

I already used the Pimsleur Egyptian Arabic course, and am starting with this one. I also have a few English/Arabic dictionaries and such. But the pronunciation guide in the dictionary differs with what I've learned elsewhere. For example: The word "Kitaab". The dictionaries say the "aa" is...

2 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Feb 19, 2015

Yimkin/Mumkin

Is "yimkin" a varient of the word "mumkin"? Do they mean two different words or do they have the same meaning but are in different dialects?

9 replies - Last post by Kenneth-H26 -
Dec 18, 2014

I am not getting this i can rember these words but i cannot get the hang of translating

I am not getting this i can rember these words but i cannot get the hang of translating. any ideas to help me?

4 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Nov 30, 2014

How to say passport?

Ahlan! How do you say passport? In the Describe Yourself lesson it says pasporak, paspory, and passport for passport.

3 replies - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Nov 24, 2014

Can banana be both masculine and feminine gender? موز(m) Mooz or موزة (f)

Can banana be both masculine and feminine gender? موز(m) Mooz or موزة (f)

7 replies - Last post by rocket-arabic-amr -
Nov 15, 2014

yalla bina VS yalla niro7

ahlan bekum! is it meaning of "yalla bina" the same as "yalla niro7" ? what difference?

3 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Nov 14, 2014

"My fourth wife" :)

A friend of mine is getting married (to his first wife, by the way), and I'm on car decoration, so I decided to write just married in a few languages, but in Arabic I wanted to write 'My Fourth Wife' as a joke. If somebody could help me out with this (I think I could do it, but I would rather be...

4 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Nov 14, 2014

Can you translate these? شاي(Shay); لمون(Laymun); شاي بلمون(Shay blamoon).

Can you translate these? شاي(Shay); لمون(Laymun); شاي بلمون(Shay blamoon).

4 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Nov 3, 2014

Arabic singers?

Hi, I'm trying to improve my Arabic; I was wondering if anyone knew of any of the Arabic singers I am sure are out there? Thanks.

4 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 18, 2014

arabic font

The arabic font is very small in the writing lessons, making it near impossible to right down what is on the screen. Is there a way of increasing the size of the font or is there a website I can access that will provide the words with a larger font?

5 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 17, 2014

mabsoot meaning

Does mabsoot have a different meaning ? An Egyptian friend said it means I am an idiot.

3 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

How to pronounce ā and žāy

Ahlan Amira! How do you pronounce ā and žāy?

2 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

Spelling of قـَدّ إيه

قـَدّ إيه : why is it written with a قـ in the beginning? Should it not be something like: أ or ع like in عين or أيوا

2 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

el metal es 92.5% plata... le metal es 92,5% plata

One place I am hearing "coma" and in another "punto". Does the punctuation vary between countries in Latinoamerica? - 10 000,00? - 10,000.00? - etc.

1 reply - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

Can you translate these? جمل (gamal); تاج (taag);شمس (Shams).

Can you translate these? جمل (gamal); تاج (taag);شمس (Shams).

5 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

Arabic for zero?

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone out there knows what is Arabic for zero? It isn't covered in the course. Thanks!

4 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

الترجمة من الفصحى إلى العامية

كيف يمكن ترجمة كلمة الأسرة من الفصحى إلى العامية؟

0 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 16, 2014

Vocab

Is there are way of deleting words from my vocab list? There are a couple of lines I want to remove, but cannot find an option to remove them

1 reply - Last post by maha266 -
Sep 29, 2014

Shamal and Shamaliya

I learnt on one of the lessons that "Shamal" means "left". I also know that "Shamaliya" means "North". Are these linked in some way or are totally different words?

2 replies - Last post by maha266 -
Sep 25, 2014

Duplicate words for fly, tail and fox

How do you know what word to use for fly, fox and tail when more than one word is given?

5 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Sep 18, 2014

Arabic Translation

How to say "You look like a filmstar"?

1 reply - Last post by salma-rocket-hindi-tutor -
May 16, 2014

Can you translate these? جبل (Gabal); تل (Tal); وادي (Wadi); صحراء (Sa7ara).

Can you translate these? جبل (Gabal); تل (Tal); وادي (Wadi); صحرا (Sa7ara).

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Apr 11, 2014

Can you translate this? أبونا -Abuna

Can you translate this? أبونا -Abuna

4 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Mar 17, 2014

Arabic words

What is 'discussion' in Arabic please.

2 replies - Last post by o.h. -
Mar 15, 2014

Door in Arabic is باب - bab. What do you think my door would be?

Door in Arabic is باب - bab. What do you think my door would be?

3 replies - Last post by o.h. -
Mar 15, 2014

Arabic words

How do you say 'before' and 'after' thanks

1 reply - Last post by John-H8 -
Feb 13, 2014

Asking someone to tell you if they don't understand

Hello. I was wondering if you could tell me how to ask someone (m/f) "If you don't understand me, please tell me (or please let me know)." Thank you!

1 reply - Last post by Amira-Zaki -
Nov 28, 2013

Asma'-ul-Husnaa

I would like to confirm my knowledge of reading, writing, and pronouncing the 99 beautiful names of Allah. I think I have learned them and can recite them in some order from ArRahman to AsSaboor. I am not sure of the meanings of some of them - like Al-Muta'Kabbir or Al-Muta'ali. Also there are...

0 replies - Last post by Mansoor-W -
Nov 11, 2013

this is egyptian arabic

do you have middle eastern Arabic? my friends from Kuwait and Dubai say this is Egyptian do you have regular middle eastern Arabic?

1 reply - Last post by Amira-Zaki -
Jul 29, 2013

how to say do you have?

how can i say "do you have"? in a arabic

14 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G -
Jun 13, 2013

Bad idea

Good idea is "fikra kwuyissa" but what is bad idea? Is it "fikra wi7ish"?

4 replies - Last post by Sami-Zaki -
Jul 9, 2012

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