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07:16 Aug 23, 2000
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: jika anda bucan kata anda tidak
I am not sure what language this is...my child's teacher wrote this on the board at school and will not tell them what this means...it is very important that we know what it means. Thanks.
JM
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Summary of answers provided
5Indonesian
Abdul Mukhid
naDon't talk if it's not your turn (Indonesian)xxxJ Lewis
naNationality of the teacher please.H K H ALBULUSHI
nasee below
Laura Gentili
naNOT ARABIC TERMSMona Helal
nasee below
Laura Gentili


  

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15 mins
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Explanation:
These look like proper names to me.
Kata = Kate in Czech
HTH.


Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:04
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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23 mins
NOT ARABIC TERMS


Explanation:
I am absolutely sure that none of these words are Arabic.


Mona Helal
Local time: 16:04
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 553
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1 hr
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Explanation:
Following my previous answer (sorry, I forgot to say these names are not Arabic):
Anda is a female first name used in Latvia.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:04
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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5 days
Nationality of the teacher please.


Explanation:
Is it possible to tell me what is the nationality of the teacher, or what is his/her country?

H K H ALBULUSHI
Local time: 09:04
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in BaluchiBaluchi
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260 days
Don't talk if it's not your turn (Indonesian)


Explanation:
This is Indonesian. The translation I've given is somewhat of a periphrase, but it seems to be the intent:

jika = if/when
anda = you/your
bucan (= bukan) = not
kata = word
anda = your
tidak = not

So, literally, this means:
If not you, not your word.
In a classroom setting, that would imply, if it's not your turn, it's not your turn to talk.




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xxxJ Lewis
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699 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Indonesian


Explanation:
As a native speaker of Indonesian, I guarantee you that it is an Indonesian phrase, but not with the proper structure. Here are the meaning of each word
Jika = If
anda = you (for formal situation)
bucan (this should be `bukan')= a negative marker like `not'
kata = word
tidak = no


Abdul Mukhid
Indonesia
Local time: 12:04
Native speaker of: Indonesian, Native in JavaneseJavanese
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