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PostSubject: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Tue 25 May 2010, 10:07 pm

I have a translation or two I wouldn't mind having done.
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Tue 25 May 2010, 11:57 pm

Depends... how easy is it? For example, is it pre-school level speech, or university level?
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 7:34 am

Google arabic translation....................
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 8:12 am

Amomma: Grade school. Pretty much just a couple of words or phrases.

jamn: I did that first. I tend to Google before I ask on a forum. My efforts were fruitless, as I need the English spelling/pronunciation and not the Arabic script.
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 8:41 am

OK - Post what you want translated, and I will have a look and let you know!
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 9:25 am

Looking for:

Blackbird (I was only able to find the words for both of these root words separately (Aswad Altair), and was wondering if there was an actual name for the animal, or if there were variations.)

Daughter of (the) Raven/Raven's Daughter

Variations of "bird" other than Altair?

Thank you Amomma!
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 9:40 am

I can't help.. I just wanted to post in this topic Grin
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 10:22 am

And I was all excited that you might have some answers for me, Snitty.
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 10:50 am

HoodieCrow wrote:
And I was all excited that you might have some answers for me, Snitty.

Well I can give you answers... Not sure how correct they will be though Shocked


Ziryab, a colloquial Arabic term that translates as "blackbird

Tayr" طير which means "bird".

Daughter seems to be "Bint"

"raven" is "ghuraab".


That help at all?
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 11:31 am

Thanks Snitty. Smile

I wonder if there is a female variation of Ziryab? I like it, but it's pretty masculine.
I knew "Daughter of" was "bint", but wasn't sure how to phrase it correctly in the proper context.

Was sort of hoping to squeeze something feminine out of one of these options, but they aren't particularly pretty words. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 11:52 am

thank google not me I had no idea what any of them would be :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 3:38 pm

Snitty wrote:
thank google not me I had no idea what any of them would be :lol:

I literally googled for hours and couldn't find "Blackbird"!
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 4:46 pm

HoodieCrow wrote:
Snitty wrote:
thank google not me I had no idea what any of them would be :lol:

I literally googled for hours and couldn't find "Blackbird"!

lol I cant remember now what I put in for that to come up took 3 times before I found it
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 10:33 pm

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HoodieCrow wrote:
Snitty wrote:
thank google not me I had no idea what any of them would be :lol:

I literally googled for hours and couldn't find "Blackbird"!

lol I cant remember now what I put in for that to come up took 3 times before I found it

Apparently I've been told by a native Arabic speaker that Ziryab is not, in fact, the correct general word for "Blackbird". Thank goodness, because the alternative is exactly what I'm looking for. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 11:02 pm

lol I warned you the answers might not be right I just posted what I found :lol:

Which reminds me I took a photo for you today while at the lake

Black mark in the middle flying Embarassed



If you kinda put your face to your screen and squint your eyes it looks like this Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Wed 26 May 2010, 11:39 pm

This is what I have for you - it's limited, my apologies:

Daughter is bint. Proper grammer is

If Sarah is the daughter of David, it would be proper to say "Sarah bint David."
To say "I have a daughter" you could say "Andi bint."

Tayr does mean bird. Not sure about raven/gharaab.

For masculine black bird, one could say "al-asfoor al-aswad"
For feminine black bird, one could say "al-asfoora al-sowda"

Hope this helps. The above is for a black bird, not a blackbird.
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Thu 27 May 2010, 10:23 am

Snitty: THANK YOU. He's beautiful, even from far away.

Amomma: Thanks a lot. Smile I like the feminine of "Black bird". Arabic is such a beautiful language.
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PostSubject: Re: Is Anyone Fluent in Arabic?   Thu 27 May 2010, 11:04 am

HoodieCrow - It can be beautiful, some of the songs with women singing sound nice. It is also a very angry sounding language though. When I listen to a group of men talking it sounds like an argument to my ears.
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