Archive for October 30, 2014
Popular Arabic Dictionaries
1. A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Weir.
Not recommended for beginners but more for use by intermediate and advanced students of Arabic.
2. Al Mawrid Al Waseet Dr Rohi Al Baalbaki.Available as Arabic to English or English to Arabic.
For all levels but mainly beginners and intermediate.
3. The Concise and the Essential Oxford English to Arabic, Arabic to English dictionaries. Printed by Oxford University Press.
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Lam (لم) makes mudaari’ verbs majzoom.
Majzoom (jazm) means it has sukoon on the last letter; in Arabic grammar, there are four cases–marfoo, majruwr, mansoob, and majzoom.
Mudaari’ verbs can be majzoom–for example, with lam!
Lam is a type of negation; to mean something didn’t happen or take place.
Ex: هو لم يأكل = he didn’t eat (huwa lam ya’kul).
Lisan ul Arab لسان العرب by ابن منظور Ibn e Manzoor (Lisaan al Arab).
Lisan ul Arab لسان العرب (Lisaan ul Arab) is the most famous and one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of the Arabic language.
Ibn e Manzoor ابن منظور compiled his book from the material found in 5 books mainly :
Tahdhib al-Lughah by al-Azhari تهذيب اللغة ,
al-Muhkam by Ibn Sidah المحكم ,
as-Sihaah by al-Jawhari الصحاح ,
Hashiyyat as-Sihaah / Hawaashi by Ibn Barri حاشيات الصحاح / حواشي , and
an-Nahayyah by Ibn al-Athir النهاية في غريب الحديث .
He also used material from some other books. He cites The Qur’an, Hadith, and poetry in explaining the words.
Arabic words relating to household furniture.
Bed (sareer) سرير
Carpet (sajjaadah) سجادة
Chair (kursee) كرسي
Cupboard (khizaanah) خِزانه
Curtain (sitaarah) ستارة
Desk (maktab) مكتب
Furniture (athaath) أثاث
Seat(maq’ad lil juloos) مقعد للجلوس
Shelf (raf) رف
Table (taawilah) طاولة
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