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17:50 Aug 21, 2000
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase:beige
i brought a beige rabbit and i want to
to name the pet rabbit beige in arabic
Per "Al-Mughni Al-Akbar" bilingual dictionary, you might use:
1. "Baij" بيج
(this attributive is a for a male; for a female "baija"f
2. "Ramlii" (actually "ramlii al-lown")
(which means "of sandy color" or sand-colored)
رملي - رملي اللون
(The "ramlii" attributive is for a male; "ramliiya" applies for a female.)
If your PC supports Arabic text, the Arabic terms appear to the right of the English above.
Al-Mughnii Al-Akbar (1988 edition), p. 118
shfranke United States Local time: 21:20 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 240
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.
Beige, asHar, or bijou
Explanation: My dear Myra (that's the name of my son's fiance, although she spells her name with an 'eye'),
You can either Arabicize it like most everybody else does, beige (al-Mughni al-Farid of 2000 gave up on the 'ramli' word), give it a classical name (asHar, or suHra), or simply hit 2 birds with same stone and call your rabbit BIJOU --a cute French word that I'm sure you're quite aware of.
Say hello to your (B)abbit.
Ghassan Ghosn Local time: 07:20 Native speaker of: Arabic PRO pts in pair: 4