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Arabic Vocab

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Bad idea

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

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

Rocket Review of Words of phrases I wasn't taught

I just finished 1.3 At the Cafe, and the rocket review had me go over terms and phrases that I wasn't introduced to: as you like no problem sure right,correct congradulations I looked in the Extra Vocabulary in the practice session of lession 1.2 but ...

1 reply - Last post by Amira-Zaki - May 17, 2012

bekum vs aleekum

In lesson 1.1 both words mean 'everyone'. How are they different?

2 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - February 9, 2012

pronounce of بقالك

hi, why is the word بقالك pronounced ba2alak (I speak/ ba'alak) when in the Arabic word there is the letter قا(Qaaf) ? Shukran

2 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - February 9, 2012

How do we know what letters to use for words?

There are a lot of letters that sound the same (Dah vs Daad for example, or Zah vs Zal.. ) and how do we know which one to put in a word? For example I would spell "ahlan wa sahlan" Aleph-Heh-Lam-Noon Waw Seen-Heh-Lam-Noon cuz i thought it sounded li...

2 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - October 15, 2011

Pronunciation?

How can you tell whether the "a" in an Arabic word is going to be pronounced "eh" or "ah"? Also, when breaking down "il 7amdulillah," Hany says the last "ah" in the phrase as "ah," (part of Allah), but when he puts it back together it goes back to being ...

2 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - October 15, 2011

greetings

" Ahlan wa sahlan " means "welcome" and not "hello". It's right ?

8 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - October 15, 2011

You

In Arabic is there a polite word for "you" (that you would use when talking to strangers), and a familiar word for "you" (that you would use when talking to family and friends)?

2 replies - Last post by Kntlne - August 4, 2011

of topic.

HI how can i say "red head" in arabic? Thanks

3 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - August 4, 2011

bus

bus is 'autobees' in Egyptian Arabic.

0 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - May 15, 2011

words and words and words

Let us know if you have any questions, need help with a translation, are unsure about the meaning of something. Just drop us a line and we will help you out. :D

4 replies - Last post by Amira-Zaki - May 10, 2011

how?

how do you use the 'my vocab'? the instructions are good but then where do I go from there? where do i click on the word....etc. thanks!

2 replies - Last post by Marta-P - March 31, 2011

Awi or Kiteer

Awi or Kiteer? In lesson 1.7, they seem to use awi and kiteer to mean the same thing (much). Mish awi=not much. Mish 3arif kiteer = I don't know much. How to reconcile which to use? Are these interchangeable?

2 replies - Last post by devinhfox - November 4, 2010

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