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Resources for Arabic speaker (ESL) learning lab maths?

An Arabic-speaking student with weak English needs a crash course or quick reference for the basic maths required to do postgraduate biology bench research. Any suggestions for resources I can point them to? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Nov 18, 2016 - 2 answers

Examples of successful, multi-lingual magazines and newspapers?

Are there any proven publications (specifically magazines and newspapers) that are bi-lingual (primarily in the USA/Canada and Europe) and are the non-English parts necessarily a translation of the English parts? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Oct 10, 2016 - 13 answers

Nana had a tetradrachm

What are these coins? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 15, 2016 - 8 answers

"Urban Arabic" Books

Hi everyone, This question is a shot in the dark, but I'm trying to find a way to purchase a hard copy or PDF of the Saifi Institute's Urban Arabic books 4 & 5. This would be easy if I was in Lebanon, but I'm in the US. [more inside]
posted by Penguin48 on Sep 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Living long term in Cairo region

I have recently completed a move to Egypt, from Canada. I will be here at least two years. I would love any suggestions folks here have about Egypt, advice for new arrivals, getting set up/integrated towards long term living, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations, foods/places/people not to miss, and more. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Sep 9, 2016 - 2 answers

Can you translate this short Arabic comment?

I got a short Arabic message from a new team member in an online game I play - Normally I would try my luck with Google translate but the app I'm viewing the message in doesn't do cut and paste. If anyone can translate the surname as well that would be awesome to! [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Jul 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Help Identifying/Translating Turkish or Arabic? Writing on Artifact

I volunteer in an archaeological lab and sometimes people bring in things they find in their yards or on the beach. A woman brought in this spoon that she found buried in her yard. None of us here have any idea what it is other than it is a spoon. [more inside]
posted by jenjenc on Jun 22, 2016 - 4 answers

Track ID: Egyptian hiphop / trip vocoder track

Just got back from Hurghada and recorded a snippet of a track in a shop. We asked a local DJ to ID it but he wasn't able to (-it's old, like 2 years - all that stuff sounds the same) so I'm turning to the hive. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jan 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Adding langage to Bing Translate within Amazon Kindle app

Hi everyone, I'm trying to translate words from English to Arabic while reading a book in the Amazon Kindle app on an Android Tablet. Arabic is listed in the Bing Translate app but doesn't appear as an option when I'm reading a book in Amazon Kindle. I want to be able to click on the word and get a translation, not have to go out of the app and into Bing Translate. Any advice? Thanks!
posted by Dorothea_in_Rome on Oct 18, 2015 - 1 answer

What does this passport say?

This is my uncle's passport. It was issued in 1949. He was originally from Aleppo, Syria, but he lived elsewhere. I'm not certain what some of the words are (in French and in Arabic) on his passport. [more inside]
posted by jdl on May 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Best way to organize a bilingual comic book

I am trying to write a memoir comic book about my time in Cairo, Egypt. I'm in the very beginning planning stages, and am trying to figure out the best way to make both an English and Arabic version. I'm planning on drawing the comic by hand on paper and using water color (here is a preliminary version of the first page to give an idea of what the comic will look like), but I would appreciate advise on how to set myself up so that I can easily add the text in another language at a later stage. More questions inside? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Arabic note at the bottom of Facebook notifications

I received this note in Arabic at the bottom of my Facebook notifications. I didn't think anything of it because a lot of my Facebook friends post Arabic quotes that have a similar look, and I just thought it was a glitch between my newsfeed and notification page. About 8 hours later, another friend sent me a screen capture (the linked photo) of the same thing, asking me if I could translate it for her. I did, but does anybody know where it's from, or how the message got on Facebook? I haven't found any source or similar quotes in google searches. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 7, 2014 - 5 answers

English words of Arabic origins?

I am looking for a complete list (online) of (a) English words of Arabic origins as well as (b) English words that are specifically about Arabic things. Miscellaneous words/lists are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Nov 16, 2014 - 12 answers

What's Arabic for 'Kick Me?'

I have a T-shirt with text in some kind of Arabic language, and I have no idea what it says (or even what language it says it in!) There's also a small triangular logo with an antelope and the word 'Zama'. Does anyone know A) what language it is, B) what it says and C) what the context is? [more inside]
posted by Green Winnebago on Oct 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Can you translate this Arabic sign?

A friend saw this sign in a store and wondered what it says. Can anybody help translate? Thanks!
posted by belladonna on Sep 9, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I type out "I'm slipping" in Arabic, but using English letters?

I'm writing a story (in English) where someone speaks Arabic. All I really need is "I'm slipping" (or "I'm falling" would work fine), but I need to put that into English letters. All the online translators seem to either reject this (presumably because of conjugation & such) or they only give it to me in Arabic letters. Help?
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jul 1, 2014 - 8 answers

The birthday of the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

I recorded these drummers on the archipelago of Socotra last March. Unfortunately, my contact there has gone MIA, but I could use some help translating the Arabic lyrics of this Islamic Mawlid chant. Can you help?
posted by mykescipark on Mar 15, 2014 - 1 answer

Look at this old bookplate!

What language is this? What does it say? [more inside]
posted by steef on Feb 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Mailing address for the Al Basrah Central Library in Iraq

I am looking for the mailing address for the Al Basrah Central Library in Iraq. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jan 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can I find more on the Arabic concept of takazu or "mutual lying"?

From this recent profile of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the New Republic: "Assad took pleasure in toying with the West. “He told me once, ‘When I sit with the Arabs, it’s a session of 'takazu’—mutual lying, we say in Arabic,” says the former adviser." [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Jan 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Arabic language music for a wedding

A good friend of mine is getting married soon, and is looking for some Arabic language music for her wedding ceremony. She is of Lebanese Christian descent, and I believe would prefer more secular music. Any poppy, or dance floor-friendly, or romantic, or classic, or beautiful suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by palindromic on Sep 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Please tell me about Arabic alphabetical lists

Can anyone who writes Arabic tell me what a proper Arabic alphabetical list should look like? Can anyone who knows XSLT help me with this Arabic list once we know how it should look? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Aug 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Arabic translation from an image

Hello, I am looking to find out what this tag reads in English: http://oi44.tinypic.com/w2j8t0.jpg Thanks very much to anyone who speaks Arabic and can translate this. Thanks
posted by bostonhill on Jul 24, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I go about appraising this stitched tapestry from Srinagar?

A friend of mine was in Srinagar in the 60s, and bought a small tapestry with Arabic writing on it. How do we go about getting it appraised? What does the writing on it say? [more inside]
posted by yoz420 on Jul 19, 2013 - 14 answers

How should I use my potential Rosetta Stone subscription?

I just got a new job where I will have access to Rosetta Stone for a single language. I don't need to learn any languages for work so please help me decide how I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 24, 2013 - 11 answers

So why are you studying Arabic?

I am currently in my third year of university and am majoring in both Arabic and the International Studies: Middle East. I'm coming to the end of a year language immersion studying abroad and I am becoming worried because I don't have very specific goals for the future of my Arabic studies. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 8, 2013 - 12 answers

What does this note say? Possibly arabic?

A friend of a friend posted a picture of a note to facebook. Can any of you identify the language and offer a translation of what it says? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Apr 3, 2013 - 8 answers

*Arabic speakers*: Brokenhearted girl needs your translation ability

Here is the photo with the Arabic message: LINK What does this say in English? I think the girl might represent me. She looks brokenhearted, too. Thank you so much for your help!
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 8, 2013 - 3 answers

May She Rest fi Salaam

What is the appropriate expression of condolence, in Palestinian Arabic, for an Arab Christian? [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Dec 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Another Arabic translation question.

Another Arabic translation question. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Nov 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Read my t-shirt

What does the writing on this T-shirt (in Arabic?) and its tag (in Hebrew?) say? Translations and transliterations please! [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Nov 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Egyptian Arabic Song Translation Needed....Haty Bosah Ya Bet

What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Arabic Podcasts Recommendations

Can you recommend podcasts in arabic ? [more inside]
posted by motdiem2 on Oct 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Egyptian Arabic Translation into English, please.

Egyptian Arabic Translation needed, please. [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 2, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I pronounce al-jabr and al-Khwarizmi?

In a lecture I am planning, I will mention that the words "algebra" and "algorithm" come from a book called al-Jabr w'al-Muqabala by Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. I don't speak Arabic but would like to pronounce the names as accurately as possible. Can anyone advise me on Arabic pronunciation?
posted by espertus on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 answers

How to get the most out of a trip to Jordan

My employers are paying me to travel somewhere in the Middle East for two to three weeks for "professional development," with the aim of getting Arabic immersion experience outside of the gulf. I'm looking for some interesting things to do. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by cirgue on Aug 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Egyptian Arabic Translation into English please

Eyptian Arabic Translation Needed: انا دلوقت فى القطر لما اروح هكتبه وابعتهولك What does this mean in English? I tried Google translator and Bing, but it came back gobbledygook. Thank you!
posted by thatgirl1985 on Aug 15, 2012 - 8 answers

American studying German and Arabic in Berlin

What would it be like for an American to live in a neighborhood of Berlin like Neukölin and attempt to study Arabic and German at the same time? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jul 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Arabic Translation Needed Please!

Arabic Translation Needed: What does this picture say?
posted by thatgirl1985 on Jul 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you translate my bar of soap?

What is written (in Arabic?) on this soap?
posted by tinamonster on Jul 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Arabic for Reading?

Partly inspired by this question: is there an equivalent to French for Reading but for Modern Standard Arabic? [more inside]
posted by Logophiliac on Jun 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Where to get reproductions of Lalla Essaydi's photographs?

Does anyone know where to get reproductions of Lalla Essaydi's photographs? [more inside]
posted by Spanner Nic on Apr 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Arabic classical music question

Arabic classical music question. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Apr 11, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I overcome the limitations of my upbringing and make Ayran palatable?

How do I make Ayran drinkable? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Sign language

I'm curious to what this sign says and I don't even know whether it's Arabic or Persian. It was posted among hipsterish events posters on a busy Montreal street. Anyone?
posted by zadcat on Apr 1, 2012 - 1 answer

What does "yah soosah" and "yah habibti" mean in Arabic?

My dear Egyptian friend calls me "Yah Soosah" and "Yah Habibti." What does this mean? I'm pretty sure these are terms of endearment, but what do they mean? She said "yah soosah" is an old Egyptian word. Help me figure out the meaning of my new pet names. Thank you!!! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Non-Pausal Line Endings

In printed vocalized Arabic poetry, if pausal forms are used at the end of some lines but not others, is a meaningful distinction being made? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Jan 31, 2012 - 0 answers

Help me give a horse a name in Arabic, please?

Naming suggestions for a foal in Arabic? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Arabic Hallmark

Help me translate the Arabic hallmark on this silver box. [more inside]
posted by -->NMN.80.418 on Dec 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Learning to write Eastern Arabic numerals

Remember those handwriting practice worksheets with little arrows showing you how to write letters (image here)? I'm looking for something like that - but for Eastern Arabic numerals. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Nov 22, 2011 - 1 answer

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