8/7/16

Days of Week in Arabic Levantine Dialect

ElAhad Essabt Ettanain Ettalat ElArbe'a Elkhamees Eljema'
Learning the days of week is very important in everyday conversation. Here you are going to learn how to pronounce these words and how to use them in sentences. There is an infographic to make learning easier and there are recordings to listen and learn the pronunciation. The dialect used in this post is Laventine dialect/ Shami dialect which is a dialect used in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordon.

First, have a look to this infographic and the recording (don’t forget to share if you like it):





learn days of weeks in levantine Arbic dialect

Let's learn Some examples:
اِلْأَحَد أَوّل يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. هُوِّ أَوّل يُوم دَوَام
Sunday is the first day of the week. It is the first day of the work.
اِلتَّنِين تانِي يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. بْرُوح عَ الْنَّادِي الرِّيَاضِي كِل تَنِين
Monday is the second day of the week. I go to the gym every Monday.
اِلتَّلات تَالِت يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. بِضْهَر مَع صَاحْبِي كِل تلات الْمَسَا
Tuesday is the third day of the week. I go out with my friend every Tuesday.
اِلْأَرْبِعَا رَابِع يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. عَنْدِي اجْتِمَاع هَالْأَرْبِعَا
Wednesday is the forth day of the week. I have a meeting this Wednesday.
اِلْخَمِيس خَامِس يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. عَنْدِي مَوْعِد عَنْد الْحَكِيم هَالْخَمِيس
Thursday is the fifth day of the week. I have an appointment with a doctor this Thursday.
اِلْجِمْعَة سَادِس يُوم بِالْإسْبُوع. بْشُوف الْعَيِلِة وْمْنِتْغَدَّى سَوَا
Friday is the sixth day of the week. I see my family and we have lunch together.
اِلسَّبْت سَابِع يُوم بِالإسْبُوع. اِلْجِمْعَة وَالسَّبْت عِطْلة الْإِسْبُوع
Saturday is the seventh day od the week. Friday and Saturday are the weekend.

Now, listen to the sentences:






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10/24/15

الْمُكَسَّرات Nuts

In this lesson, you will learn some names for different kinds of nuts. These names are illustrated in an infographic so it would be easier to learn. Also, there is an interesting reading passage in the same topic. The Arabic passage is followed with a list of vocabularies meaning in English and also an English translating to the whole passage. Both parts in this lessons are contain an audio to listen to the correct pronunciation from a native speaker.




First Part: Names of Nuts

Types of Nuts in Arabic
مُكَسَّرَات [MUKASSARAT] = Nuts
لَوْز [LAWZ] = Almond
جَوْز [JAWZ] = Walnut
Another name for walnut: عَيْنُ الْجَمَل [ain-ul-jamal]
بُنْدُق [BUNDUQ] = Hazelnut
صَنُوبَر [SANUBAR] = Pine
فُسْتُق [FUSTUQ] = Pistachio
جَوْزُ الْهُنْد [JAWZ-UL-HEND] = Coconut
Another name for coconut in dialect:  نارْجِيل [NARJEEL]
كاجُو [KAJU] = Cashew
الْفُولُ السُّودَانِي [AL-FOOL-US-SUDANI] = Peanut
The name In levantine (shami) dialect: فُسْتُق عَبِيد [FUSTUQ ABEED]

Second part: A reading passage "Nuts and Seeds"

Nutes and seeds | Arabic passege
These are the list of some vocabularies in the passage:
بُذُور : seeds
قِشْرَة : shell
قَاسِية : hard
بِالضَّرُورة : necessarily
مُفيدة : good
يَحْتَوِي : contains
زَيت : oil
طاقَة : energy
جِسْم : body
قَلْب : heart
جِلْد : skin
السِّنْجاب : squirrel
الْفَأر : mice




The English translating:
The nuts and the seeds
There is a small difference between nuts and seeds. Many seeds mistakenly called nuts. For example, hazelnut are nuts. Chestnuts are nuts. Walnuts are nuts. But, Cashews are not nuts. Pistachios are not nuts.
So what are nuts? A true nut is a fruit with one seed. True nuts have very hard shells. True nuts do not open on their own. You must crack a true nut to open it.
Because the difference between nuts and seeds is small, so it is not necessarily wrong to call a seed a nut.
Nuts are good for your health. Seeds are also good for your health. Nuts and seeds contain a lot of oil and energy for your body. Nuts and seeds are also good for your heart and skin.
Many animals eat nuts like squirrels, mice, birds and some dogs.

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7/1/15

More Than 10 Romantic Phrases in Arabic

how to say arabic romantic love phrases expressions words
The truth is that it's absolutely impossible to live a life without falling in some kind of love in one way or another. Whatever the philosophy of love you believe in, you need to know how to say the right words to the right person. And when we talk about Arabic language, no one would argue that Arabic language has such poetic sound. So, when we mix romantic words and poetic sound, it is such a LOVELY combination.
In the following infographic, you will learn eleven very common romantic expressions that are used in both standard Arabic and dialect.




say I LOVE YOU in 10 different ways in Arabic language
Of course, there are more than these 11 phrases, but I can say that these represent a good start.

أُحِبُّك UHEBBUK : I love you

أَشْتَاقُ إِلْيْك ASHTAQU ELAIK: I miss you

أَحْتَاجُ إِلْيْك AHTAGU ELAIK: I need you

أُفَكِّرُ فِيك UFAKKERU FEEK: I think of you

أَعْشَقُك A’ASHAQUK: I adore you

أَمُوتُ فِيك AMOOT FEEK: I die for you

فَدَيْتُك FADAITUK: I give up my life for you

رُوحِي ROOHI: My soul

حَبِيبِي HABEEBI: My lover

عُيُونِي UYUNI: My eyes

قَلْبِي QALBI: My heart


MORE EXPRESSIONS..




In Levantine dialect (Shami dialect), there are other common phrase like that, such as:
تِقْبِرْنِي: TU'BURNI which literally means "may you bury me" or "I love so much that I wish I die before you"
نَظَرِي: NATHARAI which means "my vision power" or something like that.
In Gulf dialect, there are phrases like
يا بَعَد عُمْرِي: YA BA'AD UMRI which also literally means "I wish I die before you"
حَيَاتِي: HAYATI which means "my life"

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