Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Swisra. El-sweed is Sweden, El-norweej is Norway and El-sodan is Sudan. Thank you for playing this quiz. I hope you have learned more about Arabic and PLEASE rate this!
Al-nemsa. Oozbakistan is Uzbekistan, Aspanya is Spain and I don't need to tell you what Polanda is!
Al-jazaer. El-kwait is the arabic word for Kuwait, Faransa is France and Ganoub Afriqya is South Africa in Arabic.
Al-mekseek. Sorya is Syria, Esraeel is Israel and Ethyopia is clearly Ethiopia.
Al-ordon. Jamayka is obviously Jamaica, Lebnan is Lebanon and El-maghreb is Morocco.
|Hungary had 6,250,000 radio receivers, a very small amount compared to UK's. What is Hungary called in Arabic?||Around the World in Arabic!
El-magr. El-yaban is Japan in Arabic, El-brazeel is Brazil and Cheek is the Czech Republic.
|The official currency of Greece is the Euro divided into one hundred cents. What is Greece called in Arabic?||Around the World in Arabic!
El-yonan. El-yaman is Yemen, Taylanda is Thailand and the Arabic word for Turkey is Torkeya.
|In 1993, the United Kingdom had 70,000,000 radio receivers! What do you think this country is called by the Arabians?||Around the World in Arabic!
Al-mamlaka Al-mutaheda. El-hind is the Arabic word for India, El-imarat El-mutaheda is the United Arab Emirates and Okranya is the Ukraine.
|1,298,847,624 is the Chinese population as of 2004, which is the highest in the world. What do you think Arab-speakers call China?||Around the World in Arabic!
El-seen. El-bakestan is Pakistan, Ostralya is Australia in Arabic and the Arabic word for Egypt is Misr.
|Russia is the biggest country in the world with half of it in Europe and half of it in Asia. But what is Russia called in Arabic?||Around the World in Arabic!
Rusya. Beljika is the Arabic word for Belgium, Almanya is Germany in Arabic and Ayslanda is Iceland in Arabic.
|There are nine planets in the Solar System - or possibly eight, if you accept that Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet. In any case, leaving astronomic classification to one side for the moment, what is the Arabic word for nine?||The Solar System in Arabic!
Tesa. 'Tamania' is eight, 'wahid' is one and 'etneen' is two. Thank you for playing my quiz and I hope you have enjoyed it.
No. 'Zohal' is the right word for Saturn. 'Gawab' means letter, the one you post! Saturn is the second biggest in the Solar System and the sixth closest to the Sun.
Al-Mareek. 'Salalem' means stairs, 'shebsheb' means slippers and spider is 'ankaboot'. Volcanic craters on Mars are huge. The largest is 25 kilometres tall, three times the height of Mount Everest and has a radius of 700 kilometres.
Otared. 'Tabia' means a rook, 'kobaya' means a cup or glass and a 'kanaba' is a sofa. Temperatures on Mercury range from over 400 degress Celsius at noon to -150 degrees Celsius at night.
Shams. 'Haya' means life, 'kitab' is a book and 'kalb' means a dog. To fit Earths across the Sun's disk, you would need 109 Earths. To fill up the whole of the sun, you would need over 1.3 million Earths! Please note that some of the words are Egyptian slang.
|Let's say this is a class in which we do not write. How would you say that?||Beginning Arabic
laa naktubu. Again, you only had two choices for each part of the sentence. Verbal sentences like this are negated by "laa", where as a sentence like "ayndi kitaabun (I have a book)" are negated by "laysa": "Laysa ayndi kitaabun": I" don't have a book." ("Have" is not a verb in Arabic.) And the correct conjugation for "we write" is "naktubu". "Laa naktubu": "We don't write."
|You wonder what homework we have, and I tell you we have five questions to answer. What number do I use?||Beginning Arabic
khamsa. "Khamsa" = 5; "waahid" = 1; "arba'a" = 4; "tis'a" = 9. Don't confuse "khamsa" with "hamza"! Hamza is the indicator of a glottal stop in Arabic -- as in the beginning of "anaa", "anta", and "anti". An English equivalent is the sound in the beginning and middle of the expression, "Uh-oh!"
ayndaka qalamun?. You only had two choices for each part of the sentence. "Ayndi" means "I have", while "ayndaka" means "you have (masc. sing.)" "Kitaab" means "book,", while "qalam" means "pen". This sentence would be appropriate to use with "hal", as in, "Hal ayndaka qalamun?": "Do you have a pen?" Or, if you are female, "Hal ayndaki qalamun?"
|I ask you what school you attend, and you want to respond that you attend New York University. How do you name it in Arabic?||Beginning Arabic
jaami'ati New York. "Jaami'at" means "university", and when you add "i" to the end, it means "university of". "Bayt" means "house" and "madiinat" means "city". So if I said, "Min ayna anta?", you could answer, "Anaa min madiinati New York": "I am from New York City"!
|You want to say that you are a student. What word do you use to describe yourself?||Beginning Arabic
taalibun. "Anaa taalibun", with a pharyngealized T, means "I am a student". If you are female, you say "Anaa taalibatun." "Jaami'atun" means "a university"; "kuliyatun" means "a department"; and "shaqatun" means "an apartment".
min ayna anta?. "min" = "from"; "ayna" = "where"; "anta" = "you (masc. sing.)". If I were speaking to a female, then I would say, "Min ayna anti?" "Man" means "who", so "Man anta?" means "Who are you?" "Hal" is a question marker that doesn't have a direct translation in English but is used in yes/no questions, so "Hal ayna anta?" does not make sense. "Antum" is the plural form of "anta", so "Ayna antum?" means "Where are you (masc. pl.)?"
tasharrafna. "Tasharrafna" literally means "we've been honored". "Ila lliqa" means "see you later", and "bikhayr" means "fine", as in "anaa bi khayr": "I am fine."
|You've just met me and want to introduce yourself in Arabic. How do you do this?||Beginning Arabic
anaa ___. "Anaa" in Arabic means "I". In Arabic, one would not say "I am John", but literally, "I John". "Anta" is "you (masc. sing.)", "anti" is "you (fem. sing.)", and "wa" is "and". "Ismi" is also an acceptable answer, because it means "my name". "Ismi John" means, "My name is John", literally "My name John."
The Great Desert. The Great Desert is the Sahara in Africa, which is the world's second largest desert.
|The capital of United Arab Emirates is Abu-Dhabi, what does the word "Dhabi" mean?||Some Arabic Words
Gazelle. Abu - Dhabi is the second most populous city in the UAE with a population of around 930,000.
The Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is situated in the Jordan Rift valley. The area has less than 100mm average rainfall per year and its shores are the lowest dry place on earth.
The Blue. Al-Zarqa is Jordan's major industrial centre. It is the second largest city and has a desert - like climate. Approximately half of the population is made up from people who moved there after the 6 Day War.
Messenger of God. Islam, unlike Christianity or Judaism, makes a distinction between a prophet (nabi) and a direct messenger of God (rasoul).
Peace be upon you. This is an Arabic greeting that is used in both Muslim and Christian cultures. It means "Peace be upon you." The traditional response is "Wa `Alaykum As-Salām", meaning "and on you be peace."
"If it`s Allahs will", or "as Allah wants". This is something that is said to signify that everything happens according to the will of Allah.
Al-Quds. Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel. It is also the largest, in both population and area.