Arabic

#1
Hello all,

I'm currently learning arabic and am looking for extra resources other than the course text. On the theory that some of the arrse membership must have studied the language I was hoping that there may be some suggestions for good texts to buy/resources.

As always all help is appreciated.
 
#3
Yeah, we found knowing difference between the two made all the difference when we were shouting 'jundee britanee latata arak tara ameek' at people.
Not. :lol:
 
#4
stabtastic said:
Yeah, we found knowing difference between the two made all the difference when we were shouting 'jundee britanee latata arak tara ameek' at people.
Not. :lol:
Exactly

and also the universal greeting "Imshi - Fcuk Off"
 
#5
Ozgerbobble said:
Be careful of the difference between colloquial arabic and classical arabic
mundhu 'an kuntu murâhiqan 'ahbabtu 'as-sayyidâta s-suwîdiyyât shâhadtu 'aflâman cadîda bihâ sayyidât suwîdiyyât shaqrâwât jamîlâtwa-mâ 'uhibbu 'akthar huwa 'ash-shacri l-'ashqar maca l-hawâjibi s-sawda'.
wa-l-mar'âtu s-suwîdiyya allati 'uhibbuhâ 'akthar hiyya brît 'aklând wa-lakinni 'azunn 'innahâ kabîratu s-sinn 'al-'an hâdha shay'un jayyid bi-tilka l-aflâm, 'as-sayyidâtu s-suwîdiyyâtu sh-shaqrâwât yabqayna shabab lil-'abad
'anâ 'aydan 'uhibb 'as-sayyidâta l-misriyyât, khassatan hawâjibahunna s-sawdâ'.
 
#6
antphilip said:
Hello all,

I'm currently learning arabic and am looking for extra resources other than the course text. On the theory that some of the arrse membership must have studied the language I was hoping that there may be some suggestions for good texts to buy/resources.

As always all help is appreciated.
Get an older lover who speaks the lingo :lol:
 
#7
We're learning classical... but before this goes into arabic lists of insults... can anyone suggest materials?

Someone pointed me towards the rosetta software series. Has anyone used this?
 
#9
Poppy said:
antphilip said:
Hello all,

I'm currently learning arabic and am looking for extra resources other than the course text. On the theory that some of the arrse membership must have studied the language I was hoping that there may be some suggestions for good texts to buy/resources.

As always all help is appreciated.
Get an older lover who speaks the lingo :lol:
خشخاش, أبو النوم
خَشْخاش, أَبُو النُوم
Khashkhash, Abu al-num, Abu al-noom=?
 
#10
antphilip said:
We're learning classical... but before this goes into arabic lists of insults... can anyone suggest materials?

Someone pointed me towards the rosetta software series. Has anyone used this?
just pop into your local mosque and ask for lessons :lol:
 
#11
couple of words i picked up:(spelling phonetically0
Manuk- Gayboy
Dudeki_As above
Chelub Juice- Dog Tits
Swear words are always good the local kids near the palace seemed to like to call us sausage jockey alot
 
#13
Ozgerbobble said:
antphilip said:
We're learning classical... but before this goes into arabic lists of insults... can anyone suggest materials?

Someone pointed me towards the rosetta software series. Has anyone used this?
just pop into your local mosque and ask for lessons :lol:
but NOT if you live in Finsbury Park ....................
 
#14
Seriously though, check exactly what it is you are studying....it's actually unlikely to be classical Arabic, which is the langauge of the Koran. This would be of little use on the "Arab Street" What you will need is Modern Standard Arabic.....take your time and try to immerse yourself as much as time allows, it will pay dividends. I have two or three useful books at home which I have used in the past. I'll dig out the details and post asap (but not this weekend cos I'm a weekend warrior :lol: ) I have also used the Rosetta Stone software and rate it quite highly but it might be expensive??

I'll be in touch.....
 
#15
forniup said:
couple of words i picked up:(spelling phonetically0
Manuk- Gayboy
Dudeki_As above
Chelub Juice- Dog Tits
Swear words are always good the local kids near the palace seemed to like to call us sausage jockey alot
charra alaik-sh1t on you
katha ath nan-Caress my genitalia
mamhoon-queer; homosexual
nek ni ‡ Fu*k me!
boos teezee kiss my ass
 
#16
The instructor says he's teaching us the root arabic aka formal arabic with none of the colloquialisms you'd get from regional dialects.

So not sure if this remains the same as classical arabic...

Any help is appreciated though.
 
#19
Hey Ant

Not sure where u are at, but if you are near London I recommend Talk Languages. It is a company which arranges private tuition with native speakers in various languages. U can have as many or as little lessons as you like and pay by the hour. When I last looked one hour cost about £21.
Working with a native speaker on a one to one basis you would be exposed to more than what is in the text books. Their website is www.talklangauges.co.uk.

Brandy
 

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