Friday, October 15, 2010

Arabic Pick #022

I wanted to share some of the Arabic words and phrases I've learned over the years. If you are an Arabic language enthusiast just like me, try to incorporate the words or phrases posted here into your daily vocabulary. Have fun!
Hala everyone and welcome back to "Arabic Pick". In this week, the Arabic word/phrase is...
English:  ready
Mimi:  Okay, Jino, are you mosta3ida for our TV show date tonight?
Jino:  Oh yes, I am mosta3ida and waiting.

~ "3" = 'ain in Arabic (no English equivalent). A very rough "a" and sounds like "aaa", e.g. 3ioni (aaa-yoo-nee) meaning my eyes.

P.S.  I have learned the above word/phrase informally. Arabic speakers, please feel free to correct me. Thanks!