Introduce yourself

Introduce yourself

 

 

اِسِم

 

/isim/

 

Means

 

Name

 

 

 


 

 

اِسْمي…

 

/ismee/

 

Means

 

My name is…

 

As in

 

اِسْمي توم

 

 

 


 

اِسْمَك…

 

/ismak/

 

Means

 

Your name is…

 

As in

 

اِسْمَك توم

 

 

 


 

 

شِنو اِسْمَك؟

 

/shinoo ismak/

 

Means

 

What is your name?

 

(To a male)

 

 

 


 

 

شِنو اِسْمِج؟

 

/shinoo ismich/

 

Means

 

What is your name?

 

(To a female)

 

 

 


 

 

عُمُر

 

/ʻumur/

 

Means

 

Age

 

 

 


 

 

عُمْري

 

/ʻumree/

 

Means

 

I am….. (In terms of telling age)

 

As in

 

عُمْري ٢٥ سَنَة

 

 

 


 

شقَد عُمْرَك؟

 

/shgad ʻumrak/

 

Means

 

How old are you?

 

(To a male)

 

 

 


 

 

شقَد عُمْرِج؟

 

/shgad ʻumrich/

 

Means

 

How old are you?

 

(To a female)

 

 

 


 

 

اِنْوِلَدِت

 

/inwiladit/

 

Means

 

I was born…

 

As in

 

اِنْوِلَدِت بأَمْريكا

 

I was born in America

 

 

 


 

 

اِنْوِلَد

 

/inwilad/

 

Means

 

He was born…

 

As in

 

هُوَّ اِنْوِلَد ببَغْداد

 

He was born in Baghdad

 

 

 


 

 

و

 

/u/

 

Means

 

And

 

 

 


 

 

مِتْزَوِّج

 

/mitzawwij/

 

Means

 

Married

 

The feminine form is

 

مِتْزَوْجَة

 

/mitzawjah/

 

 

 


 

 

أَعْزَب

 

/ʼaʻzab/

 

Means

 

Single (Masculine)

 

 

 


 

 

مو مِتْزَوْجَة

 

/moo mitzawjah/

 

Means

 

Single (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

هُوَّ عايِش

 

/huwwah ʻaayish/

 

He lives…

 

As in

 

هُوَّ عايِش بأَمْريكا

 

 

 


 

 

مو

 

/moo/

 

Is a negation tool used with nouns and adjectives

 

As in

 

آني مو عايِش بإِسْبانيا

 

 

 


 

 

آني مُعَلِّم

 

/ʼaanee muʻallim/

 

Means

 

I am a teacher

 

 

 


 

 

آني أَشْتُغُل دِبْلوماسِيَّة

 

/ʼaanee ʼashtughul diblumaasiyyah/

 

Means

 

I work as a diplomat (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

 

ما

 

/maa/

 

Is a negation tool that should precede verbs

 

As in

 

ما أَشْتُغُل

 

I do not work

 

 

 


 

 

عِنْدي كَلِب

 

/ʻindee tshalib/

 

Means

 

I have a dog

 

 

 


 

 

ما عِنْدي أَخّ

 

/maa ʻindee ʼakh/

 

Means

 

I do not have a brother

 

 

 


 

 

“Yes or No” questions do not have a question word in dialectal Arabic.

 

Intonation will indicate if it is an inquiry

 

As in

 

عِنْدَك بَزْونَة؟

 

Do you have a cat?

 

 

 


 

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