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00:42 Sep 4, 2000
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I miss you
As to a close friend, Specifically a Syrian friend, Male.
Maggie
Arabic translation:wahashtni
Explanation:
Muscat, thursday 7-Sep-00 (12:24 a.m.)
Hello Maggie,
You said he is Syrian, then use a colloquial word which is "Wahashtni".
Thanx.
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H K H ALBULUSHI
Local time: 07:58
Grading comment
Thank you for letting me know the Syrian term, I recived a couple other answers but none of them sounded right, but wahashtni at least looks like it sounds correct. Hopefully someday he will get around to teaching me arabic, so I don't have to bother nice people like you all the time.
Thanks,
Maggie
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Summary of answers provided
naClassical vs. colloquial
Ghassan Ghosn
nawahashtniH K H ALBULUSHI
naaftaqiduka
Ghassan Ghosn
naEshtaqt LakMona Helal


  

Answers


5 hrs
Eshtaqt Lak


Explanation:
I hope you can read the transliteration. It is a bit of a mouthful if you're not an Arabic speaker.
You can also say: Wahashteni.
I hope this helps.

Mona Helal
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 397
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1 day13 hrs
aftaqiduka


Explanation:
You can use 'mushtaqatun ilayaka'.

I hope he misses U as much.

Ghassan Ghosn
Local time: 05:58
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in pair: 50
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2 days12 hrs
wahashtni


Explanation:
Muscat, thursday 7-Sep-00 (12:24 a.m.)
Hello Maggie,
You said he is Syrian, then use a colloquial word which is "Wahashtni".
Thanx.


H K H ALBULUSHI
Local time: 07:58
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in BaluchiBaluchi
PRO pts in pair: 138
Grading comment
Thank you for letting me know the Syrian term, I recived a couple other answers but none of them sounded right, but wahashtni at least looks like it sounds correct. Hopefully someday he will get around to teaching me arabic, so I don't have to bother nice people like you all the time.
Thanks,
Maggie
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3 days5 hrs
Classical vs. colloquial


Explanation:
'Mabruk' (congratulations) for our colleague al-Hanash and for Maggie, but I have TWO comments for the sake of EVERYBODY:

1- We're accustomed in the proZ.com to classical, not colloquial, Arabic. The ONLY reason is that we have MANY different dialects in the Arab World. So, the term 'in the verancular' does not really work here.

2- As a Lebanese, or a Levant Arab (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, etc.), I can confirm to U that ' Wahashini' is Egyptian/Sudanese. It is, of course, understood by students of Egyptian schools/universities and/or watchers of Egyptian films.

Regards from Lebanon.

Ghassan (Gus)

Ghassan Ghosn
Local time: 05:58
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in pair: 50
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