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Arabic translation: صَديق، صَديقة، صَديقي، صَديقتي

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English term or phrase:friend
Arabic translation:صَديق، صَديقة، صَديقي، صَديقتي
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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21:52 Jul 1, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: friend
I want to know how to say friend in Arabic to my Arabic friend.
Mia
صَديق، صَديقة، صَديقي، صَديقتي
Explanation:
Pronounced: SADEEQ (a male friend), SADEEQA (a female friend), SADEEQI (my male friend), SADEEQATI (my female friend).

A few points bear mentioning:

1. Although it is not wrong to use SADEEQI or SADEEQATI, the more idiomatic expressions are YA AKH or YA AKHI (“brother” or “my brother) and YA UKHT or YA UKHTI (“sister” or “my sister”). The word YA in all these expressions is for invocation.

Another equally idiomatic set of expressions consists of the words YA AZEEZI and YA AZEEZATI (“my dear,” the former said to a male, the latter to a female).

2. Terms of endearment vary so very widely by region. As you mingle with Arab friends from different regions, you will acquire an appreciation for this interesting fact.

3. It may interest you to look at a previous discussion we had abut the term "friend". Here is the link:

http://www.proz.com/v3/index.php3?sp=h&sid=&id=30773&keyword...

4. The following link will help you look up simple terms like “friend.” It will give you the Arabic word written in Arabic script, but it does not provide a pronunciation guide.

http://dictionary.ajeeb.com

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Your advice was extremely helpful. It went over really well with my friend. He was so impressed. Thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1صَديق، صَديقة، صَديقي، صَديقتيFuad Yahya
naSadeeq or Sadeeqayacine


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
صَديق، صَديقة، صَديقي، صَديقتي


Explanation:
Pronounced: SADEEQ (a male friend), SADEEQA (a female friend), SADEEQI (my male friend), SADEEQATI (my female friend).

A few points bear mentioning:

1. Although it is not wrong to use SADEEQI or SADEEQATI, the more idiomatic expressions are YA AKH or YA AKHI (“brother” or “my brother) and YA UKHT or YA UKHTI (“sister” or “my sister”). The word YA in all these expressions is for invocation.

Another equally idiomatic set of expressions consists of the words YA AZEEZI and YA AZEEZATI (“my dear,” the former said to a male, the latter to a female).

2. Terms of endearment vary so very widely by region. As you mingle with Arab friends from different regions, you will acquire an appreciation for this interesting fact.

3. It may interest you to look at a previous discussion we had abut the term "friend". Here is the link:

http://www.proz.com/v3/index.php3?sp=h&sid=&id=30773&keyword...

4. The following link will help you look up simple terms like “friend.” It will give you the Arabic word written in Arabic script, but it does not provide a pronunciation guide.

http://dictionary.ajeeb.com

Fuad


    Reference: http://dictionary.ajeeb.com
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7167
Grading comment
Your advice was extremely helpful. It went over really well with my friend. He was so impressed. Thanks!

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Sadeeq or Sadeeqa


Explanation:
The first one is for a man
The second one is for a woman
I hope it helps you.


yacine
Local time: 16:55
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 51
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