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By Amine Bouchentouf

ISBN-10: 0470225238

ISBN-13: 9780470225233

A concise, moveable advisor for speaking in ArabicToday, Arabic is spoken in additional than 20 international locations, and a couple of billion humans research Arabic for non secular purposes. This useful advisor bargains assistance on uncomplicated Arabic phrases and words and eases conversation with Arabic audio system. Written as a spouse to Arabic For Dummies, this booklet presents readers with the instruments to speak with others in smooth average Arabic on a easy point. It makes use of real-world words broadly to demonstrate grammatical options and supply possibilities to perform newfound skills.Amine Bouchentouf (New York, manhattan) is a local Arabic speaker from Morocco and the writer of Arabic For Dummies (978-0-471-77270-5).

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You simply add fii and the time of day: ✓ as-saa’a ath-thaamina wa ar-rubu’ fii aSSabaaH. ) ✓ as-saa’a al-khaamisa ‘ilaa ar-rubu’ fii al-’asr. ) You can also specify the minutes by actually spelling them out. ” Here are some other examples: ✓ as-saa’a al-waaHida wa ‘ishriin daqiiqa. ) ✓ as-saa’a ath-thaamina wa khamsa wa ‘arba’iin daqiiqa fii aS-SabaaH. ) Referring to Days and Months The days of the ‘usbuu’ (ooh-seh-booh; week) are derived from Arabic numbers. indd 49 1/30/09 11:40:38 PM 50 Arabic Phrases For Dummies ✓ al-‘aHad (al-ah-had; Sunday) ✓ al-‘ithnayn (al-eeth-nah-yen; Monday) ✓ ath-thulathaa’ (ah-thoo-lah-thah; Tuesday) ✓ al-‘arbi’aa’ (al-ah-reh-bee-ah; Wednesday) ✓ al-khamiis (al-khah-mees; Thursday) ✓ al-jumu’a (al-joo-moo-ah; Friday) ✓ as-sabt (ass-sah-bet; Saturday) al-jumu’a gets its name from jumu’a, which means “to gather;” it’s the day when Muslims gather at the mosque and pray.

Indd 44 Pronunciation ah-wall thah-nee thah-leeth rah-bee khah-mees sah-dees sah-bee thah-meen tah-see ah-sheer hah-dee ah-shar thah-nee ah-shar Ordinal (M) ‘awwal thaanii thaalith raabi’ khaamis saadis saabi’ thaamin taasi’ ‘aashir Haadi ‘ashar thaanii ‘ashar Table 3-3 thaaniya ‘ashra Haadia ‘ashra ‘aashira taasi’a thaamina saabi’a saadisa khaamisa raabi’a thaalitha thaaniya ‘uulaa Ordinal (F) Ordinal Numbers thah-nee-yah ash-rah hah-dee-yah ash-rah ah-shee-rah tah-see-ah thah-meen-ah sah-bee-ah sah-dee-sah khah-mee-sah rah-bee-hah thah-lee-thah thah-nee-yah ooh-laah Pronunciation twelfth eleventh tenth ninth eighth seventh sixth fifth fourth third second first Translation 44 Arabic Phrases For Dummies 1/30/09 11:40:38 PM Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds 45 Telling Time in Arabic If you want to ask someone for the time, you ask kam as-saa’a?

Because as-saa’a is a feminine noun, you use the feminine form of the ordinal numbers, which are listed in Table 3-4. as-saa’a al-Haadiya ‘ashra. ) Table 3-4 Arabic Ordinals for Telling Time Arabic Pronunciation Translation waaHida wah-hee-dah first (F) thaaniya thah-nee-yah second (F) thaalitha thah-lee-thah third (F) raabi’a rah-bee-ah fourth (F) khaamisa khah-mee-sah fifth (F) saadisa sah-dee-sah sixth (F) saabi’a sah-bee-ah seventh (F) thaamina thah-mee-nah eighth (F) taasi’a tah-see-ah ninth (F) ‘aashira ah-shee-rah tenth (F) Haadiya ‘ashra hah-dee-yah ah-shrah eleventh (F) thaaniya ‘ashra thah-nee-yah ah-shrah twelfth (F) You need to use the definite prefix article alwith the ordinals because you’re referring to a specific hour and not just any hour.

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