Review the Arabic vocabulary with the countries of the Arab world
First stage: analyze the lexicology of eastern countries.
Here are some examples.
Morocco : Maghreb al-Aksa or al-Magrib in Arabic “المغرب”: the country of the setting sun .
Charjah : in Arabic “الشارقة” ash-Shariqah . The emirate is located to the east of the territory of the emirates. It is useful to understand its name: rising sun (east).
Sudan : “السودان” as-Sudan , provient du terme arabic balad as-sudaan which is defined by: pays du peuple noir .
Sahara : “الصحراء” as-Sahra in Arabic designates vast desert areas. It can be literally translated by: desert .
Bareyn : Al-Bahrayn “البحرين”. In this Arabic term, we distinguish «بحر» Bahr which means: the sea, to which we add the suffix «اثنان» for the plural. Al-Bahrayn therefore means: the two seas .
Dar es Salam : if we translate literally, Dar as-Salam “دا السلام” means: house of peace or region of Islam, since Salam can be translated for peace, but also for Islam .
Deepen your knowledge of Arabic with famous places: Review the Arabic vocabulary with the countries of the Arab world
After the countries of the Arab world, we can look at the lexicology of well-known place names in the region.
4 new examples to acquire more vocabulary in Arabic.
Gibraltar : Djebel Tariq “جبل طارق”, in Spanish “the mount of Tariq”, designates the word: mountain .
The Alhambra: Al-Hamra , “قصر الحمراء” refers to “red palace”. Al-Hamra is therefore the term that designates: red .
Abu Dhabi: “أبو ظبي” Abu Zaby in Arabic translates literally as “Father of the gazelles.” Ab “the father” and Dabi “the gazelle.”
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Algiers : al-Jaza’ir “الجزائر” in Arabic can be translated as: the islands .
Djeddah : in Arabic «جدّة», derives from Jaddah which means: grandmother .
Muscat : «مسقط» Masqaṭ describes: the concept of something that falls.
Sanaa : Sana’a «صنعاء» in Arabic has the same root as the words: production «إنتاج» and crafts «حرفة».
Aden : “عدن” Adan , this Arabic word is close to the term Eden, which comes from Akkadian (ancient Semitic language) and designates “plain” or “paradise” .
This is a tiny sample of vocabulary that you can learn by studying a geographic map of the Arab world, so who says that Arabic is complicated?