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Word of the day: رأس (ra’as, “head”)

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The word of the day is رأس (ra’as, “head”)

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February 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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Word of the day: كولا (kuula), “cola”

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Yes, another word ‘borrowed’ from English…

كولا

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February 9, 2008 at 5:50 pm

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Word of the day: ظل (Zill, “shade”)

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The word of the day is ظل (Zill, “shade”)
Hebrew: צל (tsel).

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February 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm

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Word of the day: جدا (jiddan, “very”)

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The word of the day is جدًّا (jiddan), meaning very.

Interestingly, it is one of the few words that take the accusative marker in day to day Arabic.

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February 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

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Word of the day: تل (tall, hill)

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The word of the day is تل (tall), meaning hill.

In Hebrew “תל” (tel – see also “Tel Aviv” – “spring hill”)

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February 6, 2008 at 9:35 pm

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Word of the day: إمرأة (‘imra’a, woman)

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The word of the day is إمرأة (‘imra’a) meaning “woman”.

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February 5, 2008 at 7:01 am

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Word of the day: طبخ (Tabagha, to cook)

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طبخ (Tabagha) means to cook.

Cook (noun) in Hebrew is טבח (tabagh). Note that the ט (tet) corresponds with the ط (Taa). (The ت usually corresponds with the ת, tav).

However, the Hebrew ח (chet) is usually reflected by an Arabic ح, not خ. The Hebrew counterpart of the خ is usually the כ.

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February 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm

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