carpet

Arabic translation: سجادة أو بساط

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English term or phrase:carpet
Arabic translation:سجادة أو بساط
Entered by: AhmedAMS

00:07 Jan 31, 2002
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: carpet
carpet as in a rug that covers a certain area of the floor
tikvah
سجادة أو بساط
Explanation:
They are pronounced "sejjada" and "bosat" respectively
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AhmedAMS
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Local time: 14:08
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4 +8سجادة أو بساط
AhmedAMS
5 +2Zooliiya (colloquial term)
Stephen Franke


  

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سجادة أو بساط


Explanation:
They are pronounced "sejjada" and "bosat" respectively

AhmedAMS
Russian Federation
Local time: 14:08
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1243
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Kinory (X)
2 mins
  -> Thank you John

agree  ALI DJEBLI
12 mins
  -> Thank you Ali

agree  Alaa Zeineldine
37 mins
  -> Thank you Alaa

agree  Mona Helal: You can also use الســجاد - البساطAs-Sijjad - Al-Boussat
1 hr
  -> Thank you Mona for the addition.

agree  Fuad Yahya: SAJJADA originally meant a Muslim prayer rug; now it is used for any luxury rug. The other term is pronounced BISAT, and is used more generically.
3 hrs
  -> Thank you Fuad for your comment.

agree  Saleh Ayyub: وتعني أيضا يكسو بالسجاد أو البسط
7 hrs
  -> You are right. Thank you for the addition.

agree  Neveen El-Gamal
9 hrs
  -> Thank you Neveen.

agree  hail69 (X)
2 days 13 mins
  -> Thank you Hail69
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Zooliiya (colloquial term)


Explanation:
Greetings.

Another term (synonymous with "sejaada") used in the Gulf region is "zooliiya" (plural: "zuwalii")

زولة

زوالي ج


('long oo' pron. as in English "boot")

If you need a term for a something that is a cover for a floor, not necessarily a carpet, try "ghetaa' (ghain Tah alif hamza)

غطاء

HTH. Khair, in sha' Allah.


    field research notes.
Stephen Franke
United States
Local time: 02:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 336

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fuad Yahya: While ZOOLIYYA is the countable term for one rug and ZAWALI is the plural, ZILL is the uncountable term, more like "carpeting."
44 mins

agree  Saleh Ayyub: وتعني أيضا يكسو بالسجاد أو البسط
5 hrs
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