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The Semitic language of the Arabs, spoken by some 150 million people throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
- ‘BBC Arabic also broadcasts throughout the Arab world on shortwave and medium wave frequencies.’
- ‘I can now get along in several languages, even the kind of Arabic spoken in Morocco, where I go quite a lot.’
- ‘Software is now being developed to translate to and from Arabic, Korean and Thai.’
- ‘Someone who only speaks Arabic has left five messages on my answerphone this morning for Yasmina.’
- ‘Jordanians are very friendly and hospitable, and a few words of Arabic will work wonders.’
- ‘Later his work would be translated into Arabic after the fall of Alexandria.’
- ‘He would have been unable to understand why - he speaks neither Arabic nor English.’
- ‘Though he edited the Hebrew prayer book and composed some Hebrew liturgical poems, he wrote mostly in Arabic.’
- ‘As in Hebrew, the use of vowels in writing Aramaic and Arabic is a relatively late development.’
- ‘The men spoke in Arabic among themselves and to the man in the yellow shirt sitting nearby.’
- ‘I had by this point learned basic Arabic, which is the language they spoke.’
- ‘Links will also be made to the Bible in Arabic, English, French and Farsi.’
- ‘For example, the fact that classical Arabic is the language of the Koran endows it with special significance.’
- ‘Dressed in a white forensic suit, he spoke in Arabic through an interpreter to confirm his name.’
- ‘For those who speak it, Arabic is an instrument of expression and using it well is an art.’
- ‘Its name in English and in many other languages derives, via Arabic, from an old Persian name, aspankh.’
- ‘An Arab is someone from the nations of the Middle East and North Africa where Arabic is the primary language.’
- ‘The dialects of spoken Arabic in the Middle East differ a lot as you move from region to region.’
- ‘Often piled in corners, they were written in Arabic, German, Urdu and English.’
- ‘Now he speaks Arabic, understands some grammar and recites and memorizes surahs of Quran.’
Relating to the literature or language of Arab people.‘Arabic literature’‘a fluent Arabic-speaker’
- ‘To an Arab, her bad Arabic accent, probably would have sounded like an English person trying to sound like an Arab.’
- ‘The influence of what was produced in that hundred years has left its imprint on Arabic poetry and literature for all times.’
- ‘Gibraltar is actually an Arabic word, a corruption of Jebel Tariq - Tariq's mountain.’
- ‘A number of prominent Arabic newspapers have published these views with regularity.’
- ‘He arrived in the US in 1981 and worked as an Arabic instructor at Tampa University.’
- ‘In the Arabic language, a feminine pronoun is generally used in such instances.’
- ‘He spoke about teaching of Arabic language and literature.’
- ‘But Arabic style depends on allusion and implying things much more than Englisn.’
- ‘In order to achieve that it is imperative for us to teach our children the Arabic language and history and the Islamic faith.’
- ‘Do you wish to speak in the Arabic language first or do you wish to speak in English?’
- ‘Her pale forehead creases under the fold of her white scarf; the Arabic exclamations are getting louder.’
- ‘We asked him to look at the original Arabic report and give us his thoughts.’
- ‘The reports in both the Western and the Arabic press are confused.’
- ‘The council will focus on the expansion and growth of Arabic language in the state.’
- ‘We had our school lessons and they were all in English, except for the Arabic language class that we took.’
- ‘The most striking example is that of Turkey, which scrapped Arabic script and adopted the Latin alphabet.’
- ‘With Shawqi's verses a great era of classical Arabic poetry came to an end.’
- ‘They conferred in Arabic for the right English words, and also taught me a few Arabic phrases.’
- ‘My language is a variant of Gujarati, with many Arabic vocabulary words.’
- ‘Its program stresses the study of the Arabic language as well as technical skills.’
Middle English: via Latin arabicus from Greek arabikos, from Araps, Arab- ‘Arab’, from the Arabic (see Arab).
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