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Introduction to Arabic Alphabet: 6

Don’t forget that the i with two dots under it is a Y. It doesn’t look like a y here because it is in the middle of the word, but its two dots give it away.

It is the word "Abryl" which you learnt is the name of the month "April" in Arabic (because Arabic has no letter P).

You can change the letter R into another letter by putting a dot above it. The dot is actually a zit, so it changes it into the letter Z (Zee or Zed). You will notice that the r looks kind of like a nose, so it looks like a nose with a zit above it, to make it the letter Z. The Z looks like this:

ز

Here it is in a word (actually two words):

البيتزا

  1. This is something you can usually order by phone. It is spelled with a "b" instead of a "p" in the beginning.
  2. This is an article followed by a word introduced in this lesson. It has the double "aa".
  3. This is an article followed by a word for a type of food. Mind the double "a" in this word.
  4. This word denotes a financial institution.
  5. You have to write its meaning in English, and not its spelling in Arabic (in contrast to all of the other words we ask you to write).
  6. This is six letters long, the Egyptian word for "possible" or "allowed".
  7. This is three letters long.
  8. This is six letters long when transliterated.
  9. Two words, corresponding to the word "sugar" (but watch out for the double "k").
  10. This means "my name" in Arabic.
  11. This is an article and a word, synonym for "movie theatre". But watch out for the Arabic spelling.
  12. Watch out for the double "a".
  13. In the transcription, you will have a double "j".
  14. This means "my brother".
  15. This is two words, the name of an American corporation (and you have already encountered the second part of that name).
  16. This is the word for "market".
  17. Watch out for the double "l".
  18. The American spelling is "Ghana".
  19. This word is "manager" in Egyptian Arabic.
  20. This is the word for she, similar to the English "hey ya!"
  21. This is the Egyptian Arabic word for Egypt. 
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