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Arabic Word of the Day - cheetah (noun)

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فهد (fahd) cheetah (noun)

الفهد جالس علي التل
al-fahdu ǧālis ʿala ʾl-tall
The cheetah is sitting on the hill.

الفهد هو أسرع حيوان بري علي وجه الأرض
al-fahd huwā ʾasraʿ ḥaiyaūān barriyy ʿalā wajh ʾl-ʾrd
The cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth.

الفهد يبحث عن طعام في الأرض العشبية
al-fahd yabḥaṯ ʿan ṭaـʿāmin fī al-ʾrḍ al-ʿašibah
The cheetah is searching for food in the grassland.

فهد مرقط
fahd muraqqaṭ
spotted cheetah

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Arabic Word of the Day - wake up (verb)

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إستيقظ (ʾistiyqaẓa) wake up (verb)

عندما يصيح الديك، سوف أستيقظ
ʿindamā yaṣīḥu ad-dīk , sawfa ʾastayqiẓ
When the rooster crows, I will wake up.

أنا أستيقظ كل صباح عند السادسة صباحاً.
ʾanā ʾastayqiẓ kull ṣabāḥ ʿinda al-ssādisaẗi ṣabāḥan
I wake up every morning at six o’clock a.m.

الولد يستيقظ فى الصباح
al-walad yastayqiẓ fi aṣ-ṣabāḥ
The boy wakes up in the morning.

الولد استيقظ في الصباح
ʾal-walad ʾistayqaẓ fi aṣ-ṣabāḥ
The boy woke up in the morning.

الرجل يستيقظ فى الصباح
arraǧul yastayqiẓ fiṣ-ṣabāḥ
The man is waking up.

المرأة تستيقظ فى الصباح
ʾalmarʾah tastayqiẓ fi aṣ-ṣabāḥ
The woman is waking up.

الولد يستيقظ و يترك سريره
al-walad yastayqiẓ wa yatruk sarīruh
The boy wakes up and leaves his bed.

حان وقت الاستيقاظ
ḥāna waqtu al-ʾistiyqāẓ
time to wake up

الولد يستيقظ فى الصباح
ʾal-walad yastayqiẓ fi aṣ-ṣabāḥ
The boy is waking up in the morning.

إستيقظ في الصباح
ʾistiyqaẓa fiṣ-ṣabāḥ
wake up in the morning

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Arabic Word of the Day - older sister (phrase)

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أخت كبرى (ʾḫt kubrā) older sister (phrase)

أخت كبرى و أخت صغرى
ʾuḫt kubrā wa ʾuḫt ṣuġrā
older sister and younger sister

لدي أخت كبرى
ladayya ʾuḫtun kubrā
have an older sister

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Arabic Word of the Day - construction worker

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عامل البناء (ʿāmil al-bināʾ) construction worker

تستطيع أن تحصل على راتب عالي كعامل بناء، ولكنه حقا عمل شاق
tastaṭīʿu ʾan taḥṣula ʿalā rātibin ʿal-in kaʿāmili bināʾ, ūlakinnahu ḥaqqan ʿamalu šāq
You can earn a high salary as a construction worker, but it’s really hard work.

عامل البناء يقيس الخشب
ʿāmilu al-bināʾi yaqīsu al-ḫašab
The construction worker is measuring wood.

عامل بناء عاطل
ʿāmil bināʾ ʿāṭil
unemployed construction worker

عامل بناء يعمل
ʿāmilu bināʾ yaʿmal
construction worker on the job

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Arabic Word of the Day - bear (noun)

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دب (dubb) bear (noun)

الدب الأشهب يجري في النهر
a-ddub al-ʾašhab yaǧrī fin-nahr
The brown bear is running in the river.

الدببة حيوانات قوية.
al-dibabaẗu ḥayawaānātun qawiyyah
Bears are strong animals.

الدب الأشمط يجري في النهر
al-dubbu al-ʾšmaṭ yaǧrī fil nahr
The grizzly bear is running in the river.

دب بني كبير
dub bunnī kabīr
big brown bear

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Arabic Word of the Day - ugly (adjective)

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قبيح (qabīḥ) ugly (adjective)

.هذا كلب قبيح للغاية
.haḏā kalbun qabīḥun lil-ġāyah
That is a very ugly dog.

البطة القبيحة أصبحت بجعة جميلة
al-baṭṭaẗ ul-qabīḥaẗu ʾaṣbaḥat baǧaʿaẗan ǧamīlah
The ugly duckling became a beautiful swan.

حيوان قبيح
ḥayawān qabīḥ
ugly animal

شكل قبيح
šaklun qabīḥ
ugly figure

وجه قبيح
waǧhun qabīḥ
ugly face

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Arabic Word of the Day - owl

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بومة (būmah) owl

البومة تحرك رأسها رأسا على عقب
albūmah tuḥarrik raʾsahā raʾan ʿalā ʿaqib
The owl is turning his head upside down!

البومة تطير في الهواء.
albūmah taṭīr fil samāʾ
The owl is flying in the air.

بومة طائرة
būmah tāʾirah
flying owl

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Arabic Word of the Day - pharmacy

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صيدلية (ṣaydaliyyah) pharmacy

الصيدلية بجانب المستشفى
al-ṣaīdaliyyah biǧānibi al-mustašfaā
The pharmacy is next to the hospital.

الصيدلي يعمل في الصيدلية
al-ṣaīdalī yaʿmalu fī al-ṣaīdaliyyah
The pharmacist is working at the pharmacy.

صيدلية تعمل 24 ساعة
ṣaīdaliyyah taʿmal 24 sāʿah
24-hour pharmacy

صيدلي في صيدلية
ṣaīdalī fī ṣaīdaliyyah
pharmacist at a pharmacy

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Arabic Word of the Day - egg (noun)

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بيضة (bayḍah) egg (noun)

خمسة من صفار البيض
ḫamsah min ṣafār ab-bayḍ
five egg yolks

بيض مسلوقة
bayḍ maslūq
hard boiled egg

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Arabic Word of the Day - lamb (noun)

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حمل (ḥamal) lamb (noun)

الحمل خروف صغير
al-ḥamal ḫarūf ṣaġīr
A lamb is a baby sheep.

الحملان تاكل
al-ḥimlānu tʾkul
The lambs are eating.

حمل صغير
ḥamal ṣaġīr
little lamb

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