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English translation: "Baij" or "ramlii" (sandy)

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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
myra
English translation:"Baij" or "ramlii" (sandy)
Explanation:
Greetings.

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
or

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.

HTH.
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shfranke
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na +1"Baij" or "ramlii" (sandy)shfranke
naBeige, asHar, or bijou
Ghassan Ghosn


  

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13 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
"Baij" or "ramlii" (sandy)


Explanation:
Greetings.

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
or

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.

HTH.


    Al-Mughnii Al-Akbar (1988 edition), p. 118
shfranke
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15 hrs
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

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