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Sabahu al-khayr. Good Morning. Let's Learn Arabic.

Discussion in 'Chat' started by Youngdan, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Youngdan

    Youngdan Moderator Staff Member Moderator Donator Battle Royale Political Irish

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    I recently decided to learn Arabic. Don't ask me why.
    I got the pimsleur course from the library and after listening to it for a while, actually purchased it from audible.com on my phone, which cost me 5 credits or about $60.
    I now realize that it is one of the most difficult to learn but believe it or not after about 3 weeks I understand a good deal. The problem is that many words have completely different sounds at different times.
    Also the course I am taking is Modern Standard Arabic used by business and upper classes etc. There are numerous different dialects and ordinary people don't know this. So if I watch a video, I never know for sure what arabic it is.
    But I intend to persevere in this endevour. Does anyone here know arabic or is there anyone interested in learning along. Let's face it, there seems to be many here with a great amount of free time on their hands.
    Regardless I will keep this thread updated
     
  2. Antóin Mac Comháin

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    Aaloo lel rayyes: mosh hatwadda’a esha’ab?
    Radd el rayess: Allah! Howwa el sha’ab rayeh feen?
     
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    Youngdan

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    I will learn these words tomorrow Antoin. Another disadvantage imo of pimsleur, which is great overall, is that it is all audio. Now I am looking elsewhere and realize the spelling is different than I imagined as well.
    But I will learn this, if it is the last thing I do.
     
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    Youngdan

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    The people have left, your highness.
    I figured it out.
     
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    Could come in handy.

    The way Europe is changing it will become the main language in Europe around about the time the second dark ages of Europe begins some time towards the end of the century.
     
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    Fair play to you, it's a very interesting language with magnificent poetry. Put up a sentence every couple of days and I will certainly try to learn with you. All you need is 400 words in any language to be able to function in that language.
     
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    Youngdan

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    Shukran ya sadiki. (go raith maith agat mo chara)

    It would be great to have someone learn along. It will take more than learning 400 words though as everything has numerous variations with masc, fem, etc etc.
    But if an arab can learn it then so can we. There is a ton on people on utube teaching but you have to know which dialect.




    Essme Youngdan
     
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    Have a look at this too - learn from a very delightful Palestinian girl. Actually, the best dialect to learn is Egyptian as most of the films and TV series are from Egypt and all Arabic speakers understand the Egyptian dialect.


     
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    As-salamu alaykum a chara, essme Tadhg.
     
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    Youngdan

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    Fantastic.
    I think that is the one I was looking at the other night but could not find when looking a while back. Lets stick with her. I will use her in addition to pimsleur. Some words is hard to make out when you have only the audio, regardless of how slow they talk, it is a great advantage to have the visual letters, for me anyway.
     
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    In shāʾallāh a chara In Love
     
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    Youngdan

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    In Shaallah indeed.
    This will be easier than it seems, I actually understand a lot of the audio I listen to, but am not fast enough or good enough to speak, plus I cant spell the words which bugs me.

    I know arabic would not be popular with most of the posters here but it is a change from the usual on these sites and could attract a few I suppose. But regardless, I am determined.
     
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    Maith an fear - there's no reason for anyone to be against Arabic as a language - even if one was against Islam as a religion. Arabic was around a long time before Islam, and probably will be around a long time after it.
     
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    Arabic jokes usually revolve around social issues, such as nagging wives, nosy in-laws, stingy neighbours, etc. Political jokes are also very common following big political events, such as elections. A famous target of jokes throughout the Middle East is the President, King, Prince or Sheikh of the country who doesn’t want to leave office, even though he’s becoming too old to rule. One of the jokes goes:

    They asked the President: aren’t you going to bid farewell to the people?
    The President replied: God! I didn’t know the people were going away!

    BBC - Languages - A Guide to Arabic - 10 facts, 20 key phrases, the ...

    I can't get the audio functioning, but the link might be of some use.
     
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    Souedtoo bi lika’ek, essme O'Raghlagh
     
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    As-Salaam-Alaikum a Uí Raghlaigh, min ayna anta?
     
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    Laa 'acrif. Outta Space? Min ayna anti?
     
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    Fear atá ionat is dócha? Nó an cuid den "gender fluid" thú?
     
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    Min ayna ant'? Sin an scéal is dócha sa tSualainn
     
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