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Arabic term or phrase:issma
English translation:listen
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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09:03 Aug 17, 2001
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Arabic term or phrase: issma
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Hanna Burdon
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:32
listen
Explanation:
Most probably, this is the imperative form of the verb "to listen," as addressed to a singular masculine second person: اسـمَع

It is usualy romanized ISMA'.

Please keep in mind that there is a measure of guessing here since the Arabic word you supplied was written in Latin letters, not Arabic letters, and you provided no context.

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Thank you very much for your help. I am a translating a book from English into Polish and this word appears in the text - I am going to leave it as it is, but I hoped I could find out what it means. Best regards, Hanna.
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naQissmaMona Helal
nalistenFuad Yahya


  

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30 mins
listen


Explanation:
Most probably, this is the imperative form of the verb "to listen," as addressed to a singular masculine second person: اسـمَع

It is usualy romanized ISMA'.

Please keep in mind that there is a measure of guessing here since the Arabic word you supplied was written in Latin letters, not Arabic letters, and you provided no context.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help. I am a translating a book from English into Polish and this word appears in the text - I am going to leave it as it is, but I hoped I could find out what it means. Best regards, Hanna.
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11 hrs
Qissma


Explanation:
Which means "Kismat" or "fate" or "destiney".

"Issma" is the colloquial pronunciation of "qissma".

Just a hunch!!
Hard with no context.

HTH
Mona

Mona Helal
Local time: 13:32
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 553
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