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05:56 Jun 27, 2001
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: shopping

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na +1تَبَضُّع، تَسَوُّقFuad Yahya
na"Tasawwaq" probably closest (since no context provided)shfranke



2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
تَبَضُّع، تَسَوُّق

The online dictionary ( suggests these two Arabic terms, pronounced TABADHDHU’ and TASAWWUQ. To give you a more specific answer than that, I would need context.

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Fuad Yahya
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dies ist nichts als Werbung

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Comment: dies ist nichts als Werbung

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"Tasawwaq" probably closest (since no context provided)


Of the two possibilities kindly provided by Mr. Fuad M. Yahya (Taal Allah umruh), the term "tasawwaq" is probably the closest term (since no context is provided) if you mean to go shopping (as in "mall crawling" in American English).

FYI, two correlate terms that appear in some Arabic journals about commerce and advertising include:

1. "taswiiq" = "marketing"

2. "taswiiq itiSaalli" = "telemarketing"

Hope this helps.

Khair, in sha' Allah.

Regards from Los Angeles,

S. H. Franke

    Field notes. Arabic commercial journals fr UAE, JO and KSA
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Changes made by editors
Feb 7, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 7, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldMarketing » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)(none) » Business/Commerce (general)

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