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أسر

English translation: taken prisoner

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Arabic term or phrase:أسر
English translation:taken prisoner
Entered by: Hanankh
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20:24 Mar 25, 2003
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences
Arabic term or phrase: أسر
وأسر من دار الخلافه من الابكار ما يقرب ألف بكر
Hanankh
Local time: 14:01
taken prisoner
Explanation:
About 1000 virgins from the seat of the Caliphate were taken prisoner.

Notice that in this construction, you would use the singular form "prisoner" although there are 1000 of them. English is a strange language.
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Fuad Yahya
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taken prisoner


Explanation:
About 1000 virgins from the seat of the Caliphate were taken prisoner.

Notice that in this construction, you would use the singular form "prisoner" although there are 1000 of them. English is a strange language.

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542
Grading comment
Thanks alot.

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