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Arabic translation: مناسبة على أرفع المستويات

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English term or phrase:very high profile event
Arabic translation:مناسبة على أرفع المستويات
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18:31 Mar 21, 2001
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Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations
English term or phrase: Very high profile event
As in the case of an event involving famous or VIPs.
Thanks for your help in anticipation.
Mona
Mona
Hadathun rafeeo' al mostawa
Explanation:
Hadathun rafeeo' al mostawa
حدث رفيع المستوى
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Raghad
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Thank you Raghad and thanks to all other contributors.
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Summary of answers provided
naحدث متميز يجمع شخصيات ومشاهير
mohamed Bennis
naحدث متميز يجمع شخصيات ومشاهير
mohamed Bennis
naHadathun rafeeo' al mostawaRaghad
naمناسبة بارزة، مناسبة غراءFuad Yahya
naحدث عالي المستوىMueen Issa
namunasabatun kubra مناسبة كبرى
Alaa Zeineldine
namunasabatun jeliyatun مناسبة جلية, munasabatun balighat-ul-jala` مناسبة بالغة الجلاء
Alaa Zeineldine


  

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1 hr
munasabatun jeliyatun مناسبة جلية, munasabatun balighat-ul-jala` مناسبة بالغة الجلاء


Explanation:
Of course "high profile" is itself a metaphor. I looked through the thesaurus for variations on visibility, then tried their Arabic equivalents and came up with several choices. The two above are my choice. But you can also try:

bayyenah مناسبة بيِّنة

Also a good choice is:
Munasabatun mash-hudatun مناسبة مشهودة.
As in the Quran "و ذلك يوم مشهود".

For "event", another alternative is "Hadath حدث". In which case you need to change the adjectives to masculin. But bear in mind that Hadath has also negative connotations.

- Alaa Zeineldine


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2 hrs
حدث عالي المستوى


Explanation:
I believe an appropriate translation should be as follows:
حدث عالي المستوى
or حدث على مستوى عال جدا

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Mueen

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2 hrs
munasabatun kubra مناسبة كبرى


Explanation:
This really means "a great event". So while my previous suggestions may be more accurate, this one is more common. Likewise, you may want to consider "hadathun 'azheem حدث عظيم".

- Alaa Zeineldine

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3 hrs
مناسبة بارزة، مناسبة غراء


Explanation:
Like Alaa, I am throwing my weight behind مناسبة as opposed to حدث.

Typically, one thinks of “events” as incidents, occurrences, happenings, episodes, things that take place. We call these أحداث or وقائع.

That, however, is not the intended meaning (unless the rest of the context supports it). The meaning I am surmising here is a planned social, possibly celebratory, gathering, such as a reception, a recital, a dance, a hockey game, etc.

With that understanding, I am suggesting مناسبة, but with a high dose of caution. Strictly speaking, a مناسبة is an occasion, and an occasion is not necessarily an event, although whenever there is an event, one would hope that it was occasioned by something. A party, for instance, may be occasioned by a birthday. Of course, sometimes the event is occasioned by another event: A dinner, for instance, may follow the signing of a peace treaty. In some cases, the event is itself the occasion. Sports events are the prime examples of events that occasion themselves.

As sharply as I can see the difference between events and occasions, I would rather use مناسبة than حدث. The reason is that to me حدث gives the impression of an unplanned event, whether good or bad.

As to “high profile,” I love Alaa’s smorgasbord of suggestions, as well as Mueen’s عالية المستوى. To add a few more, I am suggesting بارزة or لامعة or غرّاء. The masculine of the last one would be أغرّ.

With so many choices, the question is how to choose. I believe that your context will have to dictate the choice. If the context is emotionally neutral, making no value judgment about it, then a plain-sounding adjective like كبرى or بارزة or عالية المستوى would be your best bet.

If the context is emotionally invested in the event, then a more highly charged term like مشهودة or غرّاء would be more appropriate.

The adjectives عظيمة and لامعة are halfway in between. I can imagine some contexts where they may fit best.

I am not so hot about بينة or جلية in this context. They do, however, show further evidence of Alaa’s marvelous verbal dexterity.


Fuad


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4 hrs
Hadathun rafeeo' al mostawa


Explanation:
Hadathun rafeeo' al mostawa
حدث رفيع المستوى

Raghad
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7 hrs
حدث متميز يجمع شخصيات ومشاهير


Explanation:
Hi Muna,
"Hadathun mutamayyizun yajma'u chakhssiyatin wa machahira"
Mohamed Azdine.
I do not know the context, but this seems to be an appropriate translation

mohamed Bennis
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7 hrs
حدث متميز يجمع شخصيات ومشاهير


Explanation:
Hi Muna,
"Hadathun mutamayyizun yajma'u chakhssiyatin wa machahira"
Mohamed Azdine.
I do not know the context, but this seems to be an appropriate translation


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mohamed Bennis
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